If you have access to a 3D printer and are looking to design or make wearables, fashion accessories or cosplay items you may be interested in an interesting way of creating unique designs by 3D printing on fabric. The process can be used to create such things as dragon scales or unique 3D printed fabric designs using a wide variety of different 3D printed patterns. Watch the demonstration video below to learn more about this simple process which uses readily available Tulle fabric or similar to create a fabric meshof 3D printed items that can be added to a variety of different projects and applications.
Originally shared by Shorey Designs via their Instagram account, Thingiverse member Uncle Jessy has taken the idea a little further and created a few templates which are now downloadable via his project page on the Thingiverse website. Enabling you to quickly create your very own 3D printed designs. If you can’t easily pause your 3D printer during a print cycle, Uncle Jessy explains a technique that can be used. “If you’re using simplify3d you can also insert this code into the additional terminal commands to have the printer stop at the 3rd layer, move the print head out of the way for your to secure the fabric, then allow you to resume printing.”
For more inspiration on what you can accomplish by 3D printing onto fabric and different materials, jump over to the Shorey Designs Instagram account by following the link below. If you have created any fantastic designs by 3D printing onto fabric please let us know in the comments below and share a link to your projects, photographs or files.