Two material tests for a new purse lining

I've had a couple of failures when it comes to the purse lining. First I tried sewing, but with a semi rigid material, that didn't work well. Then I found out the material I was testing didn't take folding all that well. For a origami look, that's not good. is the same type of … Continue reading Two material tests for a new purse lining

Parts for handles and hinges looking good

Got the parts shipped from RazorLAB the other day! A little bump in the road was that some of the parts were too big, but a good thing it wasn't my fault. RazorLAB used a couple of hours the next day to make new parts and ship them imideately. The parts to the left were … Continue reading Parts for handles and hinges looking good

Second major redesign, purse #2

So, what's the status? Most important: Almost all parts will now be made out of acrylic. First redesign was to make the purse lighter. Second one, finished yesterday, was to drop handles and hinges made out of aluminum. The original idea was to CNC these parts myself, but I never got the machine I ordered. … Continue reading Second major redesign, purse #2

Purse designing: It takes as long as it takes

Nothing much has happened in a while. At least not until the last couple of weeks, but now things are happening. I've made the first real prototype, and it has come as far as it ever will. The design has a lot of issues, but has also given me some good answers and new ideas. … Continue reading Purse designing: It takes as long as it takes

Designing purses: First parts arrived

The acrylic parts for the first prototype has arrived. Looks really good. The bend angles are correct and the bends doesn't have cracks from bend tension. Aluminum parts are expected next friday. Hoping the blue color comes from the protection layer. Because of the production process, the top and bottom needed to be at least … Continue reading Designing purses: First parts arrived

Designing purses, part 2

Since last blog post about becomming a purse designer I've continued with idea #2. First task was to decide on proportions for the purse and all the different parts. That was last friday. Today I've been working on the hinges, connectiong the two parts that form the outer shell. Not sure yet, but I might … Continue reading Designing purses, part 2

Hobby: Designing womens purses

After years of fumbling with a hobby project of mine, I finally got at it a couple a days ago. I started a little dream, designing womens purses. It's not important that it is just womens purses, but that particular accessory has a couple of important success criteria. The most important parts of the idea … Continue reading Hobby: Designing womens purses