The RagTag is a small hook on your waste attachment to allows you to keep a rag or towel with you. Originally intended for cooks and barbecuers, it might have countless other applications as well. I have been selling the RagTag on Amazon for some time now and slowly finding an audience for it. But recently revisited the design and created an even better version that is 100% printed. The RagTag2.

When I created my first RagTag I was almost dead set on using hardware, bearings and fasteners almost just for the sake of it. I think I thought it would make a higher-quality consumer product. But it turns out it doesn’t and it just makes design more complex, assembly more difficult and costs higher. So after refining some of my related skills and designs I revisited the RagTag and created a new 100% printed version which is less complex, easier to assemble and lower cost to produce. I call that a successful redesign.

The Design

The key design elements in this project are the print-in-place pivot and hinge. Both needed to create freedom of movement while retaining strength. These elements (particularly the pivot) replaced hardware previously used in my original RagTag which is still selling on Amazon.

I also made the belt clip snap into the pivot core so that no fasteners were needed there either.


I have tried to make my main print settings visible on the Cura screenshot but in case they are difficult to read I have summarized them again here…

Material: I choose to use PETG for its durability and flexibility.

My Setup:
Nozzle = 0.4mm

My Settings:
Layer height = 0.2mm
Line width = 0.45mm
Wall count = 4 (1.6mm)
Infill = 40%

Designed to print without support. One piece of support is included in the design.

Print Orientation: As shown in the screenshot(s).

Assembly Notes

Assembly is a two-step process. A. Remove the support which I have designed into the belt clip. And, B. Snap the two prongs on the belt clip into the core of the pivot on the main RagTag2 body. That’s it.

I have found that a drop of synthetic lubricant into the main pivot can improve its movement and reduce squeaks if they are present.

Where to Get My STL Files


I am now posting all of my new designs on Thangs.com and plan to continue to do so for the foreseeable future. Some of my older designs may not have been migrated over yet so if they are not available on Thangs.com please check on Thingiverse.

Use, Licensing, Comments and Feedback

My primary distribution site for my design files is Thangs.com. Thangs.com is, in my opinion, leading the way in promoting designers and competition amongst designers which in turn fuels the growth of high-quality 3d printable designs for the benefit of our entire community. However, as a result, some of my designs are only available for free for 1 week from when first posted, so please download them when you see a new file available that you are interested in. Also, please like and save to help me with the competitions.

I do not permit the use of my designs for commercial purposes (i.e. you can not sell my design(s) or products printed from my design(s)) without first acquiring a commercial license from me. On Thangs.com I offer membership accounts for access to all my design files as well as a membership for commercial licensing which allows subscribers to sell printed products using my designs.

I welcome comments and feedback as we as requests for customization of designs. I will do my best to accommodate those requests.


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