Also known as Kanye’s Nightmare.
Haha. You think I’m kidding.
Seriously though, 3D printing is not going to destroy the fashion industry (if anything, it’s revolutionizing it). Especially not this little purse I whipped up for my daughter after watching how much she likes playing with my wife’s. Granted, she’s not as into this one, but I’d like to think it’s because of the distinct lack of phone inside (she loves the Snowspeeder I upgraded last year though, and she now points to images of Wookies and exclaims, “Bacca!” so I’m doing something right).
Anyway, this is a multi-part experimental purse-build designed so that the edges “stitch” together. Maybe you’ll like it better?
Oh, and the artsy “Z” on the front was found HERE, by artist Doug Sheets. The hyperlink to him on that site doesn’t seem to go anywhere, so if you know how to contact him, tell him I say, “Thanks!”
Ninjaflex Semiflex – Fenner Drives (Or grab some sample quantities from GlobalFSD, Printrbot, or 3DPrintNY. Make sure to verify how much you need before diving in.)
3D Printer (Capable of properly extruding flexible materials.)
Print out Parts
Files can be found on Thingiverse, YouMagine, Cults3D, and MyMiniFactory
Refer to my earlier-posted printer settings for the best way to extrude flexible filaments (unless of course you have different materials and/or a better idea than I), arrange them so they’re flat on your build bed, and go to town.
In the end, you’ll have all these:
Use your needle-nose pliers to “sew” them all together.
The ends of the strap are designed to tightly and securely fit in the side panels. You’re gonna have to weave them through the slits.
Start at the top.
Through the bottom.
And back to the top.
Do that on both sides, and you’re finished!
Don’t limit yourself to this being an infantile purse either. It could be a snack-pack, a very small and well-disguised bug-out-bag, or a case to carry bottles of Kanye’s tears. In any event, get creative.
Like what you’ve been seeing here? Follow me on twitter @DragonMtnDesign. Really like it? Consider giving me a donation/tip on MyMiniFactory, Cults3D, or Thingiverse (because that is apparently a thing now too).
Alright, one final thing about Kanye: Have you seen the floating stage he’s using for his Saint Pablo tour? That thing is bananas and I love it.
10/12/16 UPDATE: 3DprintNY made a Z-Purse and posted a wonderful video of the build. Thank you!
11/17/16 UPDATE: Z-Purse Featured in Make: Vol 54!
It is an incredible honor to have my work featured alongside some of the biggest names in 3D printing. Thank you, Make:!