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Bag Holder - Shopping Handle

by ivanseidel Jul 13, 2012
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That's one of my favorite designs, I'm using it nearly on daily basis.

But, there's always room for improvement, so I redesigned it for my needs. Most usecases for me are grabbing big bags (like the ones from ikea), and my problem was that the handles jumped off the hooks. By rotating the left hook, I have now a holder which always holds the bag handles in place :)


Shopping bag holder

Just wanted to thank you for this model again. I scaled it down to 90%, fits my hand perfectly and 50% infill. I've used it every week bringing in the groceries and this has saved me so much pain and frustration. Best thing I've ever printed.

Any tips about a filler material to reinforce it (some kind of resin or such?)

I used 50% infill with plain old PLA. Easily carries four, five bags at once.

is it strong enough?

Bag Holder - Shopping Handle

How good is it with PLA?

Excellent with PLA. 50% infill, used weekly, sometimes more. Never broken.

I have remixed this so you have more of a grip nicer look.

Better Grip Bag Holder

this gadget is amazing but if the hooks themselves were a little longer and the curve part also it would be perfect. In California we need this since they banned plastic bags.

stress tested it for 16 KG or so
ABS Thing O Matic accelerated build 10% infill
scaled it down a bit tho as the ToM has a small build platform

Hey ivanseidel, is this copyrighted? I would like to use and distribute it

Hi Nianzu, It's licensed under Creative Commons. You can use and distribute, but with proper credits (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/)
Also, comercial use is legal, and does not requires any sort of payment, unless you want to.
Thanks! And don't forget to share with me when you distribute (just for curiosity)

Congrats! I thought you model was one of the best choices for a 3D Printed Christmas gift! I made a link from here: http://3dprintingninja.blogspot.com/2014/12/top-20-free-3d-printed-christmas-gifts.html

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I think like guttyr it wil be helpful for older and disabled folks too! But I like to make a round hole in it so you can stick it on a wheelchair
or other vehicle's!

Thank you ivansiedel for sharing your design! Printed one up at 0.8 scale on a Printrbot 2014 this afternoon. Your design is helpful for older and disabled folks too.

I would suggest designing a more ergonomic handle. Maybe a bit fatter and with finger groves for a more comfortable fit when carrying heavy loads. Kind of like this: http://media.midwayusa.com/productimages/880x660/Primary/746/746539.jpghttp://media.midwayusa.com/pro...

Which CAD package did you use?

Hi, I used SolidWorks

Great! I did it in PLA. Thank you.

I made one in ABS that served me well until I tried to carry 38 lbs of laundry with it.


Time to make a replacement!

EDIT: I printed the original in ABS at 10% infill and frankly I'm surprised it lasted as long as it did. I'm about to make a new one with at least 70% infill.

I will print you one if you pay for shipping + few $ for the pla. with pla this is extreamly strong. great idea! email me icemans7@aol.com

Usefull thing! By the way, what weight can it hold? Havy no own printer and tried to load model to http://sculpteo.comsculpteo.com
It'll cost ~$77 for me. Very expensive :)

77$ is very expensive! It costs for me, something around $1.5

I have never tested how strong it is, but here is a guy who made it and carried 20kg: http://www.thingiverse.com/make:63284http://www.thingiverse.com/mak...

Bag Holder - Shopping Handle
by udomuc

The handle looks really great

Love it. Need to print a few more and stash in car.

In fact it was not my idea. I just got an idea from another one more simple, and did this one for myself =]


Question: What amount/percentage of infill did you use?

I think I used 4 perimeters, 4 solid layers and 12.5% honeycomb infill. It is very sturdy with these settings!

I used 2 Shells, 20% infill :)

I'm going to try this one. I suppose this is using the R2

I scaled this by 0.95 to make it fit a little nicer on my ToM platform, but it printed beatufully! Excellent design!

Nice! Great that it worked with small size also! Can you post a picture?


thanks i made one cant what to try it

:'( ooooooooooo its too big for me to print

Fell free to edit and post a new version also :)