As you may or may not know, I LOVE HALLOWEEN! And so I try my best to come up with a great new costume and make it. This year's brainstorm came a little late (since I start thinking about Halloween around June). But I did get a start into it and posted a blog about taking over the pool table with my jellyfish dress and hat project.
As I was hand stitching all of the parts of the hat together last week, I started to put Sparkle and blue LED lights into the base of the hat. The whole time thinking "I hope this works, how am I going to stick this darn 3V battery in?" Since the conductive thread needs full pressure on the positive and negative side of the battery, I decided to try a binder clip:
These little guys are great for everything. That's why I carry them around in my purse. And it worked!
I would strongly suggest this as a quick-fix for your eTextiles. It held on all night, including the point where I took the hat off and it started to get passed around. Here's an ok image of the hat lit up:
So, as usual, I got my costume together in time and fun was had by all. Happy Halloween and good luck on the candy jackpot tonight!