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Getting Started with Adafruit FLORA by Tyler Cooper, Becky Stern

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Chapter 4. Making Stitches

Not all wearables use conductive textiles, but those that do require some special knowledge! This chapter covers the basics and quirks of stitching with conductive thread.

Threading the Needle

You’ll need the entire thread to pass through the eye of the sewing needle to stitch with it effectively, which can be tricky with springy steel thread. It’s OK to moisten it with some saliva to help the strands to stick together! Make sure you have adequate lighting to see the tiny needle eye, especially if your vision is less than stellar. Hold the needle up in front of a light-colored and well-lit surface so you can see through the eye. Hold the end of the thread with two fingers on your other hand and guide it through the ...

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