Introduction to digital fabrication

In this 10 hours workshop participants will learn how to use 2D software in order to create their own designs for decorate fabric bags. They will also learn how to use the vinyl cutter to cut their designs and stick them on the bag. This workshop is a nice introduction to digital fabrication, since participants will hear about main digital fabrication processes and will go through a full desing cycle.

Learning outcomes:

  • Understanding what is digital fabrication and what is maker culture
  • Participant can enumerate main digital fabrication processes in Fab Lab, and what are they used for
  • Participants go throgh a whole digital fabrication design cycle: ideation, design, fabrication and reflection
  • Understand how a work can be evaluated using a reflection
  • Learn how to use a software vector graphics tool to build their design
  • Get acquainted with vinyl cutting, understanding its possibilities and limitations


None. Would be benefitial if participant have basics computer user skills.

Workshop structure:

During the first day, participants will be introduced to different digital fabrication procesesses. After that through a guided tutorial, he/she will learn how to use a software to create a design for vinyl cutting. During second day, participant will work in his/her own project.

Benefits of the workshop:

Digital fabrication is a set of versatile processes that help to develop multiple transversal skills: digital literacies, design thinking, problem solving, quick prototyping, communication skills... All those skills are very well considered for employers, specially those related with ICT.

What will be fabricated:

A fabric bag customized with a sticker.


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