Sew Printed, the 3D printing channel that brings you closer to flexible filament printing in a didactic and practical way
Self-taught, creative, restless, curious and energetic, that's Krizia Medero, the soul behind the channel and social media account 'Sew Printed'. Driven by her interest in demonstrating that any garment or everyday object can be made with 3D printing, she has decided to prove it by creating her own channel. And, in addition, she has done so by applying a simple methodology, leaving aside the technicalities and inaccessible content that usually abound in this sector, showing a language and a fresh and close vision, understandable to everyone. With his new idea and clear perspective he intends to bring this technology closer and make it accessible and understandable for everyone, reaffirming its potential to revolutionize the world of fashion, architecture and design. Let's meet her!
Video: By Anna Stroh from Stroh and Co Films.
Hi, Krizia, could you introduce yourself and tell us what you do?
My name is Krizia and I’m a professional architect. I share my 3D printed fashion designs by means of tutorials on social media from my Sew Printed account.
How did your passion and interest in 3D printing come about?
My passion for 3D printing began while I was studying architecture. I watched a lot of YouTube videos about 3D printing and was fascinated by the technology; I still am. A few years ago, I stumbled upon a video of Danit Peleg, which showed her totally 3D printed collection and that brought me into the world of 3D printed fashion.
Images above: Three textile samples 3D printed with Filaflex 82A from Krizia Medero's Instagram account, @sewprinted.
How does this 'Sew Printed' channel arise?
I’ve always loved YouTube. The idea of someone having an interest and then learning, creating, and sharing it with an audience, has always fascinated me. Ever since I was in high school, I had been telling myself “One day I’m going to start a YouTube Channel” without knowing when or what it would be about. Frankly, I had always been scared to take the leap, but once I figured out what I wanted to share, taking that first step became a lot easier.
Video from the YouTube channel 'Sew Printed' by Krizia Medero.
How and why did you choose the theme 'Fashion' created with 3D printing technology?
I’ve always liked seeing others create personal creative projects that push the boundaries of the expected and conventional. When I started getting into the world of 3D printing, I would binge-watch videos from channels like Make Anything, and RC Life On as well as other fashion and DIY channels. Although there were some YouTube videos of people 3D printing shoes, and fabric at the time, there wasn’t any YouTube Channel solely about 3D printing fashion and wearables. I knew of professionals, designers, academics, and fashion brands (like Iris Van Herpen, Julia Koerner, and Neri Oxman) that were exploring 3D printing for fashion, but I failed to find any “Do It Yourself” resources on social media that openly discussed the topic, and experimented with techniques through tutorial videos. I figured there may be others that would also like to learn about 3D printing fashion and were looking for a starting point. This made me finally start the YouTube channel I’d always wanted to start and I began documenting my 3D printing fabric experiments and wearables.
Left image: 3D Printed 'Houndstooth' Overall-Dress with Filaflex.
Middle image: Several bags with different formats and styles, all printed with Filaflex.
Right image: Dress and bag, both printed with Filaflex.
How did you learn to create textiles and fashion pieces with the printers?
Above: Krizia's wedding dress, designed and printed with Filaflex by herself.
You say that you started printing with our Filaflex filament, how did you discover it?
Do you like to print more with flexible or rigid?
What are your favorite materials to print?
Several tests of parts of different textures printed with Filaflex flexible filament.
How important is the material in creating your projects?
Above images: Left, detail of bag printed with Filaflex. Right, Sleeve detail of a jacket fully printed with Filaflex.
Where do you get the ideas to print and create those creative projects that you publish?
Images above: On the left shoes printed with Filaflex and on the right bag also printed with Filaflex flexible filament.