“When using microcontroller for embroidery circuit projects, sometimes you do not want to directly solder them on the embroidery as you need to take it out to change the program on it. For this, sockets are convenient, but it is also bulky on the fabric. I used 5mm felt, that is as thick as the DIP socket to embed the socket inside and extend the socket connection to conductive thread for embroidery. It is still a bit thick, but better than having bare socket on embroidered fabric surface.
these sockets does not hold the IC well and sometimes IC falls as you use the fabric as garment… I will need to fasten the IC by embroidering over it after the final program is on it.
Cut the felt, make a hole in the middle as big as the IC socket.”