Have you always wanted a fancy designer handbag? But you don’t have the thousands of dollars to spend on a Chanel® or Louis Vuitton®? Here is the solution – 3D print your own! And by doing so, you can make it exactly as you want!
I bought dozens of fancy (and too expensive) designer handbags, but never found one I loved. There was always something I didn’t like. After being disappointed too many times, I simply designed my own in CAD (Computer Aided Design) and 3D printed it! I also installed LED lights in it, because I was tired of never finding the keys when I came home in the evening.
Don’t just dream about it. Make it!
Download the files, and start printing!
The 3D printing (STL) files for the bag on the photo above are downloadable from my webstore to the nominal cost of $15 HERE. The handbag on the cover photo is approximately 230 mm by 170 mm by 80 mm (9″ by 6.5″ by 3″).
This bag is designed to be printed on a consumer grade printer such as the Prusa. I also have a smaller clutch size and a larger size that can fit an iPad Pro upon request.
Detailed tutorials make the printing and assembly a breeze!
Not only is this design proven to print well and wear well, I have also made detailed tutorials and instructions how to print and assemble it. Three detailed video tutorials, 20-30 minutes long, will guide you through the manufacturing of the LED light, the very fancy strap, and the final assembly of the bag. If you can use a screw driver, you can do it! Click on the images below to get to the video tutorials on YouTube.
LED light in your bag – the best thing since sliced bread!
I can’t for my life understand why not all handbags come with lights – it is so useful! No more digging for the house keys in the dark. The assembly of the light takes minimal skills, but you do need to have access to a soldering iron. If you don’t have one yourself, I bet one of your friends do. Or visit a local maker space; they will for sure have one. You can see below that it is very easy to assemble!
As seen on TV!
In November 2018 I was invited to the national TV show “The Project” here in New Zealand. I was invited to talk about my electric racing (read more on www.GreenEnvyRacing.com), but we ended up talking mostly about my 3D printed bag!
Need more help?
Don’t worry, detailed instructions with suggested printer settings, material selection, and other things you need to know will be provided with the files.
Want it really custom?
Want a very specific size, or your own logo? Or both? And your name on the inside. I can do that all at a small additional cost of US $100. Just ask! I designed the bag below for my friend Dee West, complete with pink LEDs. 🙂 If you want me to also send you a kit with the LED strip, wire, webbing, screws, and steel wire, I’d be more than happy to do that for US $50 (battery cells would not be included due to shipping restrictions).