3c. Sew 1 trial row-column crossing,
and use the multimeter to make sure
your threads are being sufficiently
insulated by the fabric. If your fabric
is too thin, the bobbin thread may be
pulled through the fabric, and your
crossing traces may short out (see
related sidebar on page 62).
If there is contact at your intersections,
you will need to take action to correct
this. As you are sewing out the traces,
you should stop the sewing machine
just before each intersection, and, without breaking the threads, move your
fabric past the intersection and resume
sewing. This will insure that the silver-coated thread stays on the proper side
of the fabric at each crossing.
3d. Sew out your vertical traces. Flip
your garment over and sew out your
You should stop your pattern stitches a
few inches from the IC socket to leave
room for the knots you will make when
sewing the socket on by hand.
NOTE: Here are the top and bottom
views of my partially assembled tank
top after I sewed on my traces.