DIY: LED Book Cover

DIY: LED Book Cover

Jun 12, 2008

Here is an unusual combination of skills. Sewing and soldering to create a bed time book light and book cover. Think you've got what it takes? I know I'm lacking in the sewing department, but if you're game, click through to see what you need.


  • 1/4 yard exterior material
  • 1/4 yard interior material
  • 2 Foamies sticky-back foam sheets (can be found at Michael's and other craft stores)
  • 2 Pieces of conductive fabric, each the same size as the cover of your book (can be found at
  • Fabric scissors
  • Ruler
  • Thread to match exterior fabric
  • Thread to match the bias tape
  • 3 120-degree LEDs (can be found at
  • 1 270-ohm resistor (red, violet, brown)
  • 16-20 gauge wire
  • Solder
  • Soldering Gun
  • 24-26-gauge electronic wire
  • 9V battery and holder
  • 1 large 4-hole button
  • Needle, thread and sewing machine (if you're doing a fabric cover)

Got it all? Hop on over here for the rest of the instructions.

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