Resources for Softgoods Designers?

Postby van_ID » May 14th, 2010, 5:44 pm

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I'm wondering if a there are any softgoods designers out there who wouldn't mind sharing some hints on resources for those interested in learning more about softgoods design?

For example - there are a few videos and blogs dedicated to sketching... anything similar for pattern-making?
Perhaps if there is any online course material at your school?
Websites, magazines, videos conferences... etc

Personally - I am more interested in things like bags and backpacks than shoes as I think footwear is fairly well covered here on Core77 - but by all means feel free to put footwear related resources here too.

Thanks!

Re: Resources for Softgoods Designers?

Postby Joe Bowers » November 5th, 2012, 2:27 pm

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No reply on this yet, huh?

I too, am extremely curious.

Re: Resources for Softgoods Designers?

Postby TaylorWelden » December 3rd, 2012, 5:54 pm

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van_ID wrote:I'm wondering if a there are any softgoods designers out there who wouldn't mind sharing some hints on resources for those interested in learning more about softgoods design?

For example - there are a few videos and blogs dedicated to sketching... anything similar for pattern-making?
Perhaps if there is any online course material at your school?
Websites, magazines, videos conferences... etc

Personally - I am more interested in things like bags and backpacks than shoes as I think footwear is fairly well covered here on Core77 - but by all means feel free to put footwear related resources here too.

Thanks!


My best suggestion would be to find a softgoods bag maker in your area. Beg or a shop visit, and learn everything. If there are none in your area, catch a flight to either a softgoods factory or a brand that produces their own bags within their own facilities.

This is pretty much the only way you'll really learn. You need to see how a bag is made from basic materials into a finished product.

Once you understand those construction/manufacturing processes, you can learn how to design products using those (and eventually start learning other processes like ultrasonic welding, etc).

Best of luck!
Taylor Welden

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Industrial Design Portfolio

Re: Resources for Softgoods Designers?

Postby langell1 » July 8th, 2013, 1:56 pm

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Re: Resources for Softgoods Designers?

Postby langell1 » August 21st, 2013, 6:50 pm

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