Conductive materials such as inks, threads, and textiles are opening up a whole new world of possibility for crafting electronics into fabric. Circuits can be hand- or machine-sewn, woven, embroidered, inked, or knit.
Leah Buechley, creator of the LilyPad Arduino and head of the High-Low Tech group at the MIT Media Lab, published : LilyPad in the Wild: How Hardwareʼs Long Tail is Supporting New Engineering and Design Communities.
See more High-Low Tech Projects like textile-based sensors:
Fashioning Technology by Syuzi Pakhchyan in Maker Shed
Smart Materials Kit in Maker Shed.
For more do-it-yourself ideas, be sure to visit the Craftzine Soft Circuits archive.