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Zelda shield backpack tutorial

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A tutorial for my Hylian shield mini-backpack. This can also be adapted to other shapes or styles, so get creative with it!

This tutorial is free to use, provided you follow my rule: please credit me for this, even if you modify it. Other than that, please enjoy!

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Per usual, feel free to ask any questions you might have or for clarification.

Also, if you use it, please send me a link to your creation- I would love to see it and link to it here!

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willowthepixie's avatar
Hiya awesome tutorial ⌒.⌒ any idea where I can get that stiff interfacing and I can only find strong interfacing and its still all floppy even when I layer it up (●´ω`●)
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This is "ultra firm" heavyweight interfacing, which is indeed a little floppy. If you'd prefer something stiffer, there are a few other things you could try. Some hardware stores carry sheets of plastic that are thin enough to be cut with heavy shears, which would work. You could also try a heavyweight buckram (you'll want hatmaking buckram, not embroidery buckram, which means you'll probably have to order it online- see if you can get it flat, because rolled up heavyweight buckram often retains its curve even after it's cut), or a plastic buckram (which is sometimes called "plastic canvas" and can usually be found in the needlecrafting and embroidery section of most craft stores), but if you're going to use buckram I suggest you cover the edges with grosgrain ribbon, because the edges of cut buckram are sometimes a little pointy and might break through your seams if you leave them uncovered.

I hope that helps! I can probably come up with some other alternatives if neither of those would work for you.
willowthepixie's avatar
That help loads thankyou (^ω^)
Animus-Panthera's avatar
You're welcome! Good luck with your backpack-making!
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Yerh I'll let u know how it went (^ω^)
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cool thank u i'll check it out ^^
Animus-Panthera's avatar
You're welcome! I hope it goes well!
Rainbow-Sorbet-69's avatar
Thanks for the tutorial, I need to try this sometime! :)
Animus-Panthera's avatar
Ha ha, you're welcome! I love to share. ^_^ If you ever do use it, I'd love to see what you make.
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I made a Hero's Shield using your tutorial! claireobie.deviantart.com/art/…
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It turned out great! Do you mind if I add a link to the bottom of the tutorial?
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c: Thanks for making this tutorial, me and my best friend are making two for eachother! :D
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Ha ha, you're welcome, I'm happy to share! I'd love to see what you guys make when you're done, you should definitely send me some pictures. ^_^
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I will certainly be using this guide to make my own shield backpack!
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Great, thank you! I'd love to see what you make when you're done. ^_^
XDestinyRoseX's avatar
this is pretty neat :) thank you for the tutorial, a cute backpack shield is a wonderful idea
Animus-Panthera's avatar
Aw, thank you! I'm glad you like it! If you ever use the tutorial, I'd love to see what you make. ^_^
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