Sewing World Articles

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I have written a number of articles for Sewing World magazine with the aim of introducing smart and modern materials to a wider audience. Scanned copies of the articles are included below. Please bear in mind the products are designed for a craft based target market so teachers might want to adapt projects to make them suitable for use in schools. 

With thanks to Sewing World magazine for permission to publish these articles


Night Owl Doorstop

doorstop nightlight

This night light doorstop has light sensor eyes that light up in the dark.

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Buy the e-textiles components to make the doorstop


Textiles in Schools: The Next Generation

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An article introducing craft readers of the magazine to STEM in the contemporary textiles classroom

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Insulated Lunch Bag

Using a metal coated fabric to insulate a lunch bag

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Wipe Clean Wash Bags

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Using lamifix to create your own wipe clean fabric 

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This article was also selected by Sewing World readers to be one of the top 50 favourite projects from the last few years of the magazine and appears in the 'Fifty To Make, Favourite Projects Bookazine’ by Sewing World



Sockie Reading Light

June 2013

Creating your own e-textiles circuits to make a reading light out of a sock

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The e-textiles components to make this project are not currently for sale on the website but can be purchased by emailing julie@julieboyd.co.uk


Safety in the Sun 

March 2013

Using thermochromic beads on a sunhat to indicate when harmful UV rays might damage the skin & when sun lotion needs to be applied

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Click here to download the paper pattern for the adult sized cap

Click here to download the paper pattern for the child sized cap

Click here for the pattern piece needed for both sized caps


Glow in the Dark Cushion

March 2013 (1)

Using phosphorescent thread and dye as well as reflective fabric to create a cushion that glows in the dark

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Light Up Door Hanger

MAy 2013 (3)

Adding pre-made sound and light modules to a door hanger. This project has also appeared on the Rapid website at http://goo.gl/4QCpeo

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With thanks to Sewing World magazine for permission to publish these articles


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