Tutorials and materials to make
your own DIY wearable tech creations:
including absolute beginners.

Wearable Tech DIY Tutorials

Are you ready to embark on the journey of DIY wearables and FashionTech? Whether for costume, cosplay, nightlife, or festival wear: adding electronics to your clothing is an eye-catching form of self-expression. Here you’ll find a wealth of information and resources on DIY wearable tech! Whether you’re looking to add a touch of whimsy to your cosplay costume with LED lighting, or just like the idea of making your clothing light up, we’ve got you covered.

Our focus is on providing clear, easy-to-follow tutorials on wearable tech, including working with LEDs, soft circuits, fiber optics, and batteries. We’ve also got a range of tutorials on popular platforms like Arduino, Raspberry Pi, and Stitchkit.

In addition to our tutorials, we’ve also recently opened our own shop, where you’ll find a wide selection of affordable and easy-to-use components for your DIY projects. Whether you’re just starting out in the world of wearable tech, or you’re an experienced maker looking for new challenges, we’ve got something for everyone.

So if you’re ready to take your fashion to the next level with some high-tech flair, be sure to check out our tutorials and shop today! So, start exploring the world of DIY wearables and FashionTech with us today and learn how to make your clothing light up with our easy-to-follow, step-by-step tutorials!

Our Featured DIY Products

  • Paper Thin LED Matrix Paper Thin LED Matrix $25.00 - $40.00
    This ultra-thin flexible LED screen is brand new technology that has the thickness of a sheet of paper. The small version has single-color LEDs. Send images via Bluetooth through an android/iOS app. Use presets, draw your own image, write text, or use the music function to respond to music playing from your phone. Rechargeable battery and charge cord included. Free US shipping on orders over $120.
  • Fashion Technology DIY Starter Kit for Easy LED Costumes Fashion Technology DIY Starter Kit for Easy LED Costumes $16.50 - $18.50
    Make your own wearable technology fashion with our DIY kit! This kit is perfect for beginners and requires no soldering and programming - although the LED strand is compatible with a variety of boards including Arduino for more advanced projects. Works with a standard USB plug or battery pack. You can either use your own (any USB power bank will work) or purchase ours. Each kit contains 2.5 meters (25 LEDs) of flexible LED strands, perfect for stitching. The strands plug into three options for controllers: a compact controller single strand that cycles through a variety of colors and light modes, a remote control single strand, or a "skirt strand kit" with cascading configuration. See image below for details on configuration.
  • Wearables Battery Pack Wearables Battery Pack $15.00
    Our unique battery pack was custom designed to be lightweight and slim for wearable tech fashion. We are now offering it as a stand-alone product for your own projects, or extras for our Lumen Couture ready-to-wear line. This a standard USB power bank that can be used to charge your phones and other devices. The logo illuminates while in use. Battery has charge indicator. 2.5 in x 4 in x 0.4 in Capacities: 2000mAh - 7.5Wh2500mAh - 9.25Wh Input: 5V/2AOutput: 5V/2A


These tutorials will give you the basic overview of the tools, techniques, and best practices for getting started with wearable tech. Start here if you’re just getting to know the terminology.


Intro to LED Lighting for Wearables

An overview of different types of LED lighting for wearable tech projects.


Intro to Fiber Optic Lighting for Wearables

The absolute beginner’s guide to getting started with fiber optic lighting for wearables.


Choosing Batteries for Wearables

An overview to the pros and cons of different types of power supply.


4 Things to Know Before You Start

Ready to get started? Here’s four things to read up on before you go.

Wearable Technology Techniques

Learn some of the commonly used techniques, as well as things to keep in mind for designing and handling the common challenges and components of FashionTech design.


Making LEDs Sewable for Wearables

Learn how to make a standard two-prong LED sewable for wearable tech.


Battery Placement for Fashion Tech

Ways to conceal bulky tech and battery components.

Other How-Tos and Projects

Our step-by-step projects are designed to help you learn how to use LEDs for clothing and accessories, whether you’re a beginner or an experienced maker. From adding a touch of whimsy to your cosplay costume with LED lighting, to creating more functional pieces for nightlife or festivals, we’ve got you covered.


Make a Resin LED Crystal

How to use resin with LEDs for wearable tech projects.


Make a Light Up Pizza

Make an LED pizza pin (or any design you want).


Make a Light Up Flower

Make a light up LED flower in this easy DIY project.


25 Min LED Sweater

Super easy light up outfit: no soldering or coding required!


LED Face Mask

Controlled by your phone and sound-responsive.

Video (YouTube)

LED Clouds

Make a light-up remote controlled cloud for your home.

Video (YouTube)

Upcycled Vintage Dress

Easy upcycling to give a vintage dress shimmer & shine.