Jump to content

Designing and making luxury handbags with AutoCAD LT

The AutoCAD Blog

Recommended Posts

The AutoCAD Blog

For more than 30 years, Wendy Stevens has built an illustrious career designing and making metal handbags by hand. These stunning, luxury bags have even graced the pages of Vogue.

During the better part of her career, Stevens crafted everything by hand—from the metal templates to the actual construction of each unique design. But a devastating fire ripped through her workshop and wiped out years of work. She had to start from scratch.

With this reset, Stevens decided to take a digital route. She enrolled in an online training course to learn AutoCAD LT and hasn’t looked back. Within a year, she went from destroyed templates to completely digitized resources—and an entirely new approach to her business.

Mac laptop in workshop with metal handbagWendy Stevens’ workshop. Courtesy of Wendy Stevens. AutoCAD LT screenshot of butterfly designWendy Stevens’ butterfly handbag design in AutoCAD LT. Courtesy of Wendy Stevens.

Stevens continues to form every bag by hand with the help of a press brake, a series of slip rolls, a hand brake, and an assortment of small hand tools. But AutoCAD LT freed her to explore new design opportunities she simply couldn’t do before. Today she has more than 170 handbag designs created using AutoCAD LT.

“It’s amazing how much detail you can get with AutoCAD LT,” Stevens says. “I have a template for all the layers that go into each drawing. It’s like a rhythm that I’ve established. I can’t imagine how I could design and make my bags without it.”

Read More

Check out the full story and discover more about Wendy Steven’s design process.

The post Designing and making luxury handbags with AutoCAD LT appeared first on AutoCAD Blog.

View the full article

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Unfortunately, your content contains terms that we do not allow. Please edit your content to remove the highlighted words below.
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Restore formatting

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

  • Create New...