A New Way to Knit

‘Tis the season for hot chocolate, snuggling close to the fire, and of course festive holiday sweaters!

But being the best dressed during the holiday season doesn’t just end with the knitwear you pull out of the back of your closet once a year.

This year, extend your festive fashion to your best accessory. Now you can “knit” your phone its own seasonal sweater with the 3Doodler Start, a 3D printing pen that’s safe to use on electronics because it has no exposed hot parts. And the specially engineered Eco-Plastic is not only environmentally friendly, but won’t stick to or ruin your phone!

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These phone cases are designed in the style of traditional Fair Isle knitting patterns, so they’ll fit right in with you festive cold-weather clothing!

All you need is the 3Doodler Start, some of the Eco-Plastic in holiday colors, and your phone.

Toothbrush 3D pen art on wooden surface.

And if you don’t know where to start or don’t want to go through the trouble of making your own pattern, 3Doodler helpfully offers 5 patterns ready to print and sized to fit your phone!

Because it has no exposed heating elements, the 3Doodler Start is totally safe to use on your electronics. So you can create a 3D printed, free-hand phone case customized to fit your phone perfectly.

Xmasstep drawing fabric with blue 3d pen

And because the Eco-Plastic won’t adhere to the plastic or metal on your phone, when you’re done you can snap the case off easily so you can switch it out or pass it around so everyone can admire your handiwork.

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You can find the full set of instructions on the 3Doodler website, along with other helpful tutorials.back to top image

3D pen art: Knitted phone case with snowflake design

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Forward Thinking Fashion

You may have seen the new video from 3Doodler, the maker of the world’s first 3D printing pen:

The video features a pen that can draw into the air.

And as it shows, you can make all sorts of neat stuff with it, from phone cases…

Man holding phone in hand creating 3D pen art

to planets…

Man holding toothbrush and toothpaste in 3D pen art.

to adorable doggie gifts!

3D pen art: Couple on couch with dog

But what everyone is talking about is this:

Woman crafting fabric with 3D pen strands.

An entire dress made just from drawing with the 3Doodler pen!

This gold dress (made by an Australian artist specially for the ad) is certainly a head-turner.

But it turns out that dress is just the beginning! Fashion designers and artists all over the world have started turning to 3Doodler to explore new ways to introduce 3D printing to the catwalk.

Most 3D printed dresses look great, but aren’t very practical.

But with the special FLEXY plastic from 3Doodler, 3D printed additions (or even entire pieces of clothing) can bend and move just like fabric! This allows designers and fashion-forward artists to create stunning outfits that can be functional too: something you can wear, wash and zip up – just like any of your other clothes.

Other artists are hitting the runway with their 3Doodler designs.

Amanda Sekulow of Nashville, Tennessee, added 3D printed touches with the 3Doodler pens to her graduation collection, “Melt Into Spring”. Each dress had additions ranging from bold to subtle all made free-hand with the 3Doodler. The final showstopper – which featured 85 Doodled flowers and 119 crystals – took over 100 hours to complete.

  • 3d pen fashion wearable 3d pen art by Amanda Sekulow
  • 3d pen fashion wearable 3d pen art by Amanda Sekulow
  • 3d pen fashion wearable 3d pen art by Amanda Sekulow
  • 3d pen fashion wearable 3d pen art by Amanda Sekulow

These 3D details are to die for!

The talented Kitty Wong, from Hong Kong, recently graduated from Polytechnic University after creating a series of 3Doodled fashion masterpieces.

Kitty’s dresses have been worn by top music artists and and models on TV, as well as at other media events. Her work is focussed on the relationship between the natural and the digital, with 3Doodled embellishments specifically used to create eye-catching textures and shapes.

  • 3d pen fashion wearable 3d pen art by Kitty Wong
  • 3d pen fashion wearable 3d pen art by Kitty Wong
  • 3d pen fashion wearable 3d pen art by Kitty Wong
  • 3d pen fashion wearable 3d pen art by Kitty Wong

And these dresses are walking off the runway into the real world!

Hong Kong fashion house duo SHIGO took 3D printed dresses to the next level with a fully formed gown made with the 3Doodler.

SHIGO designed a dress based on seashells, weaving the shapes together with the 3Doodler to create the final piece. The dress is ‘split’ at the sides, with buckles, allowing it to slip on like a coat of armour. Their innovation made headlines and opened up 3D printed fashion to a new world of possibilities!

Now SHIGO is looking to release a line of clothing for retail with 3D printed additions.

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