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Fashion Geek: Clothing, Accessories, Tech

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High fashion goes digital with Diana Eng! In Fashion Geek, Diana pioneers an emerging generation of tech savvy women crafters (or would-be crafters) who demand stylish yet practical designs that are chemically charged. Now you can take simple, girly items such as a hoodie or scarf and transform them into must-have techno-accessories through approachable, step-by-step direc

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Paperback, 128 pages
Published March 17th 2009 by Northlight
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Kelly H. (Maybedog)
These designs aren't all nerdy; some will appeal to people with no technical ability and require none to make, such as the embellished earbuds and the USB drive embellished to look like a flower. Some require a lot of comfort with working with electronics such as the nightlife necklace which requires soldering small electrical components together, and the twinkle toes LED light up pumps which are tres cool but complicated. Most of the projects fill the middle ground such as "locket" that is an e ...more
Kenneth Finnegan
May 15, 2010 Kenneth Finnegan rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Either fabric crafters or electronic crafters that want to bridge the gap between them.
I found this book to be a very friendly middle ground between the fabric crafty type and the electronics crafty type. The book begins with a simple few page introduction to how to thread a needle and how to light up an LED, so either group could probably get something out of this book.
The rest of the book consists of a few specific projects, and some extra ideas which are more complicated. All of the projects have color photographs and very nice illustrations. I don't expect that I would actuall
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Jennifer
Nov 10, 2009 Jennifer rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arts-and-crafts
These projects are very good starting points for someone interested in adding high-tech elements to their fashion/jewelry projects. They aren't too over the top (like another resource I looked at), and they are interesting and well-conceived. Though there is a short tutorial on sewing techniques included, I think these projects are really better attempted by at least an intermediate sewer.
Keli
Nov 07, 2009 Keli rated it really liked it
Fans of Project Runway will remember the geeky Diana Eng. In this DIY craft/fashion book, she brings simple technology to crafters. While many of the projects are a variation on the use of LED lights or putting heaphones into something, it's an interesting twist on the standard DIY fare. Of course now I'm thinking what I can put LED lights into.
Melissa
Dec 27, 2009 Melissa rated it really liked it
I haven't made anything from this book just yet, but I really love the projects they have going here. I think I will make the purse that lights up when your phone rings. Too cool! It has also given me a few ideas of my own. Now I only need the time to do it! :)
Molly
Aug 31, 2009 Molly rated it liked it
Shelves: craft
Neat ideas, but I don't think I will make anything from this book right now. It does seem like a good reference though for future projects.
Kate
Dec 20, 2013 Kate rated it liked it
Shelves: crafty
While I wasn't quite on board with many of the projects in the book, what a neat idea, and fabulous starting point!!!
Isa
Sep 20, 2013 Isa rated it liked it
Good ideas and understandable tutorials, covers a broad range of technologies and also basic sewing techniques. Definitely nice for inspiration.
Rebecca
Sep 22, 2009 Rebecca rated it it was ok
Shelves: electronics
Basically, covering existing technology with fabric, minimal circuit building.
Superchick
Jun 30, 2010 Superchick rated it it was ok
would love to take a class to learn these techniques!
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