Digital Design Files

Right here, you can download your favourite Post-Couture pieces in both .ai and .dxf format. On the garment page you'll also see what size the lasercutter has to be to be able to cut the design. Simply take these files to your local Fablab or Makerspace along with your fabric of choice and get them cut in minutes!

If you want to customize the digital design file, you'll need a program like Illustrator, Rhinoceros or SolidWorks. If you've made a cool design we'd love to hear about it!

Of course, you can also order your garments pre-cut as a DIY kit in our SHOP. We will have it cut at the facility in our network that's closest to you and have it shipped to you in a neat little package!

 
 

Materials

The best materials to use when creating your Post-Couture garments are synthetic or non-woven fabrics. If you're wondering whether a specific material you have in mind will work well with our patterns or the lasercutter, ask us!

You'll find the quantities needed within the .zip that accompanies each garment cutting file.

Of course we hope that when looking for materials you also take its sustainability into account. Our friends at Refinity maintain a nice list of webshops for sustainable fabrics here. If you discover any materials you like and that work really well with any of our patterns, please let us know!

 
 

Our tried-and-tested material recommendations:
 

Recycled Spacer Fabric

Our No.1 favourite material.
It looks stunning, is soft to the touch and, with a thickness of 3mm, it's solid enough to handle well on laser-beds.

Recycled from PET-Sprite bottles, so only available in green.

Composition: 88% Recycled PET, 12% Spandex

Choose your garment below and we'll send you just the right amount of fabric for a few laser-cutting tests and all the pieces of your garment.


[ CURRENTLY OUT OF STOCK ]

Contact us through email to enquire about availability.

Spacer Fabric

A solid colour, breathable spacer material. Soft to the touch and with a thickness of about 2-3mm, it's solid enough to handle well on laser-beds.

Composition: 88% Polyester, 12% Spandex

Available in various colours. 
Prices range from €15 - 25.

We'd buy it here:
www.stoffen-online.nl
or here:
A. Boeken, Nieuwe Hoogstraat, Amsterdam

 

Two-tone Spacer Fabric

This reversible two-tone spacer is one of our favourite materials. Soft to the touch and with a thickness of about 2-3mm, it's solid enough to handle well on laser-beds.

Composition: 88% Polyester, 12% Spandex

Available in various colours.
Prices range from €15 - 25.

We'd buy it here:
www.stoffen-online.nl
or here:
A. Boeken, Nieuwe Hoogstraat, Amsterdam

 

Production

Post-couture designs can be lasercut in any Makerspace / Fablab or other facility that offers use of a lasercutter. We encourage you to go out and find one near you!

We also want to build a network of our own, in which we gather places that have experience with post-couture designs and will be able to offer you a little bit more help with your production. 

Always check the size of the lasercutter that's available in a makerspace before you head over there. Some garments require a large cutting surface for large pattern pieces.

 
 
 
 
 

Assembly

The assembly of a post-couture garment is very simple and doesn't require any equipment or additional materials. In the digital download files you will find a .pdf with step-by-step instructions

You can also follow our lead and use one of the instruction videos below to guide your way. They show the entire process of assembly, realtime, and also work great for zen-mediation purposes.

 
 

Assembly of POST-COUTURE Tankdress.

Assembly of POST-COUTURE T-shirt.

Assembly of POST-COUTURE Dress.

Assembly of POST-COUTURE Skirt.

Assembly of POST-COUTURE Coat.

Assembly of POST-COUTURE Croptop.