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    3D Printing Spring Fashion

    Donald Bell
    Published on - April 11, 2019 by Donald Bell

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    Sahrye Cohen and Hal Rodriguez specialize in combining fashion with 3D printing and electronics. Their design studio, Amped Atelier (@amped_atelier), creates high tech couture that has been seen on runways and at Maker Faires around the world.

    We recently caught up with Sahrye and she mentioned a new piece she was working on that integrates 3D printed cherry blossoms she designed in Tinkercad. Check it out!

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    Sahrye was also nice enough to make her cherry blossom design public and share it with us. You can find it here on Tinkercad, copy it, tweak it, and make it your own. As Sahrye notes:

    "I made it based on some other flower models using shapes and holes. It has the large round base to print on fabric without supports. Otherwise it needs supports to keep the petals nice."

     

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    3D printing on loose-weave fabric is easier than you think and there are several guides to familiarize you with the fundamental materials and techniques. Penolopy Bulnick’s Instructable on 3D printing on tulle fabric is a great place to start.

    Another great resource is the book Make It, Wear It, written by Sahrye and Hal, which includes several Tinkercad-based fashion projects.