This fiber optic dress by Natalina is amazing. Not only has she made an amazing piece she has written a tutorial so you can follow in her footsteps. This dress is not for sewing beginners and the fiber optics are not cheap (over a C note). That said this is still a doable project and …
This awesome seahorse pillow (or plushie) tutorial is way more approachable than I had thought it would be. The tutorial is from Katie over on matsutake.blogspot.fr. [via Sewing Corner]
I was zinging around and found this most excellent video about washing your wearable electronic projects by Becky Stern over at Adafruit. It is worth a the watch. [via laughing squid]
and tooI came across this awesome twilled paper necklace by littlecircles on craftster.org and just about lost my mind. I love the detail inherent in the work and the composition and colors are fab as well. Little circles also has some truly amazing art posted, free tutorials and a shop at littlecircles.net/ While it is much more likely that …
A little bit about waste reduction the fun way. The rich world… mostly western generates an obscence amount of textile based landfill trash every day. There is a short story about it here on UpWorthy.com. A ton of other documentation about what consumer culture does to people and the planet when it comes to clothes is …
This is an awesome ruffler foot tutorial from see kate sew… simple and straightforward with solid visuals!
Napkins… why would I write about napkins. Because I love them and I am not a fan of scratchy paper towels. They seem like such an easy thing that a tutorial wouldn’t be needed but like many simple thing mistakes are easy to spot and a good polish takes some finness. This little tutorial from …
I found this quick and satisfying little project over on Trash to Couture. I know this seems like more of a winter thing… cowl neck an all. But I live in the bay areas and the weather changes mighty quick here.
This AdaFruit tutorial much like other works by Becky Stern is easy to follow and results in a fairly neat project. I came across it while researching how to solar power my garden lights without a ton of collectors showing all over. [via Makezine.com]
The need for quick movie theatre marquee lights has come up in my life more than once. This is by far the coolest quick method I have come across. [via Craftster.org]
This was a sweet though not cheap method for lighting up a pair of chucks. I think by subbing out the AA’s for a flat polymer LiIon battery would make it even more comfortable.
The tutorial for this bit of bling over on instructables.com is really accessible. MidnightMaker did a great job. [via instructables.com]
This is a cool little light made from two LED’s a coin cell batter binder clips and a piece of paper. I thought it very cleaver and I like to ready about women hackers makin’ stuff. via: lifehacker
This was a quick (relatively) easy fun mood lighting piece from Threadbanger I am thinking a mod using some smaller pin lights like these from Elemental LED would be cool too! (And it can be hooked up to a battery with ease.
Image reproduction on fabric is something I have been playing with for a bit but this technique from mary and patch is a new one on me. [via Makezine]