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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 

Building off skills and themes explored in Pouch Project, Explorer Side Bag represents the next step in my soft good exploration. 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 

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

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 

3D Printed Elements 

Color Stitching Detail 

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©2021 by Parker Crumley

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