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Explorer Side Bag

iPad bag for artists and designers who work out in the field.

Assignment 

Design and make a case.

Duration

3 weeks

Skills 

Soft Good Design

Pattern Making  

Sewing 

CAD

3D Printing 

Explorer Side Bag has a padded main pouch with a back pocket designed for a small notebook and a front zipper pocket which allows storage of a charger, stylus pen, keys, and a phone. The shoulder strap is removable, allowing the Explorer Side Bag to transform into an iPad sleeve and easily stored in a larger backpack or bag. 

Products on the Market 

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Products on the market fall into three basic categories: basic pouch, zip case with extra storage for notebook, pens, etc., and side bag. A messenger bag style fits best for the user group; however, nothing on the market combines the features of a side iPad case/bag with the aesthetics of outdoor activity gear.

       

Inspiration

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Instore Trend Research 

Color 

Details        

Beyond inspiration from current trends,  the visual style of the bag is inspired by photography I take while walking in the city. 

Sketches 

Prototypes

Paper prototype 

Muslin prototype front 

Muslin prototype back 

Final ​

With a detachable strap The Explorer can be used as a side bag or a iPad case to slip to a larger bag.

DUAL USE 

Made from a patio umbrella canopy.

       

UPCYCLED MATERIAL         

WATER PROOF 

Front Compartment 

Main Pocket 

Back Pocket 

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3D Printed Elements 

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Color Stitching Detail 

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