Fun Products: E-textiles Free Resources

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These projects all use e-textiles to add fun to a product 


Christmas Tree Decoration (as seen at Festival of Quilts, NEC, Aug 2014)

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A fun Christmas decoration that is easy to make and which uses scrap materials (Basic level). This is made in a slightly different way to the Christmas Tree below. It is the easiest one to do if your tree has to have a fabric backing because both sides of it will be seen when it is hung.

Click here to see the project



Christmas Tree Decoration 

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A fun Christmas decoration that is easy to make. This tree is made in a slightly different way to the one at the Festival of Quilts. It is the easiest one to do if your tree doesn’t need a fabric backing as the back is left uncovered. (Basic level)

Click here to see the project


Be my Valentine hearts with magnetic switch

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Use hidden magnetic switches to create 2 hearts that light up when they are placed near each other (Advanced Level)

Click here to download a PDF tutorial (I designed this resource for Kitronik & the link will open a new page on their website)

Click here to download the paper pattern


Rudolph the Reindeer Christmas decoration with push switch on/off

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Bring Rudolph to life at Christmas with this decoration with a a hidden push switch in his cheek (Intermediate Level)

Click here to download the PDF tutorial (I designed this resource for Kitronik & the link will open a new page on their website)

Click here to download the paper pattern

Click here to view the You Tube video tutorial 


Christmas snowflake decoration 

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Add a Christmas sparkle to laser cut shop decoration  (Basic Level)

Click here to see a set of online instructions 
(I designed this resource for Kitronik & the link will open a new page on their website)




Easter bunny ears 

Add some flashing lights to some Easter bunny ears for a fun project (Advanced Level)

Click here see an online set of  instructions  (I designed this resource for Kitronik & the link will open a new page on their website)

Click here to download the template 






Light Up Door Hanger

MAy 2013 (3)

If you don’t want to create your own circuit use a pre-made sound and light modules and create a door hanger. This project has also appeared on the Rapid website at (you can also buy the components from this website)

Click on the image to download the article



Practical activities and ideas are provided as a starting point only. Students should use these as inspiration as part of an iterative design process developing the idea further themselves. Credit should be given to the original source where appropriate.


Links you might find useful

Find out more about what e-textiles is

Free ‘how to’ guides on how to use e-textiles components

Free e-textiles project ideas and tutorials 

Buy e-textiles kits

Teaching & learning resource to buy that includes e-textiles

Courses on e-textiles 


Kitronik logo 200 x 50I use Kitronik e-textiles resources 


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