Ramona Flowers subspace purse

I’m pretty new at this, and this was my biggest sewing project so far. The piping around the edges got kind of messed up in places, but overall I’m happy with the results. Front: Two layers of green denim with heavy interfacing Rear and sides: Two layers of green denim with medium interfacing Strap: Three layers of green denim Star: Blue and black felt Hardware: Metal D-rings and snaps Lining: Recycled from an awful old shirt RFID:... Read More

DIY Sewing Machine Retrofit

The story behind this project is a bit overcomplicated. That’s all below, if you’re interested. I made a video to explain the final product: Back Story This all started when I bought a sewing machine for making fabric RFID tags a little over a year ago, and started using it to make cute plushy objects. Well, as much as I like making plushy objects, I haven’t actually made very many of them since buying the machine. So, my boyfriend... Read More

Moral dilemma…

Lately I’ve been interested in e-textiles and fabric sensor technology. For an example of something I find infinitely fascinating, take a look at this DIY fabric bend sensor. (Via talk2myshirt, the best named blog evar.) In that project, many of the conductive textile materials were originally designed (or at least marketed) for electrostatic/electromagnetic shielding applications. Hannah Perner-Wilson, who invented this bend sensor, recommends... Read More

Soft RFID tags and cuddly plushies

This week a new power tool arrived on my desk: How did this happen? It was actually kind of complicated… Months ago, Scott and I dreamed of an automated kegerator. For the workplace, naturally. We’d need some way to hand out credits that coworkers could use in order to dispense beer, so we’d need a way to identify people or otherwise store these credits. We could use some kind of “credit card”, but that’s so last... Read More