Week 3: Circular open source fashion




  • Rhinocerous


  • Paper and pencil and scissors model to draw and design pattern.
  • Laser cutter machine


This section of the documentation will showcase step-by-step how do we get from zero to the final product.

STEP 1 : Drawing and design of pattern for the interlocks on paper

This step was used to design, try out and test the interlock pattern chosen before sending it to the Software.


1. Model used to design the circular interlock pattern.

2. Material used in the step.

3. Examples with textile available in our FabLab.

STEP 2: Create the vector image of the circular pattern.

On Rhino I draw the two circles, copied and did two models; Creating the vectors for the positive and negative interlock pattern. I was able to use numerous tool of rhino that made faster and more efficient my job.


STEP 3: Choice of material and tests with laser cutter settings.


1. Textile options of our FAbLab.

2. Color mapping test result for best cut for each textile.

3. Color mapping test - Laser cutter settings.

At the end the material chosen was a synthetic leather, colored both sides (Brown and Cream)

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4. End product - Interlocks that will be used to build up garment.

STEP 4: Design a garment or accessory using Rhino. With the help of a 3D body and the software Rhino we are able to Design, Project on the body, print surface and open the surface in a 2D shaped model in order to be cut on the laser cutter. This part is about the using the tools available in Rhino to create a piece of garment or an accessory with the interlocks. There are numerous possibilities of what to create but unfortunately because of time I was only able to produce one accessory using the interlock pattern; a Handbag.


Final product:

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