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March 19, 2012 AT 11:49 am

How-To: EL wire couch (video)

It’s easy to add EL wire to furniture! Welted EL wire is great for applying with a stapler while standard EL wire makes great upholstery piping. Learn both techniques, as well as soldering to make easy-connect sections (if your couch is a sectional). Video on YouTube and Vimeo.

For this couch I used:

While I don’t recommend sewing the welted EL wire by hand, it would make great pillow piping on a sewing machine project, and staples like a dream.

If you liked this tutorial, also check out our EL wire TRON-inspired bag project.

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  1. Nice, but i really just wanted to see if i could still remember how to read a resistor…

  2. this is really sweet and all but what song is that in the vid, I MUST HAVE IT! :p

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