Sneak Peek: 3D Backpack with Kathy

Hi Everyone!  It’s Kathy today and I have a sneak peek at a new file that will be available tomorrow in the Lori Whitlock SVG Shop and the Silhouette Store.  This 3d Backpack is just so cute and would make a great back to school gift for the kids (and teachers!) in your life!

I put together a quick tutorial showing how to assemble this new file, so you’ll be all set once it hits the shop!  I started by cutting my pieces and folding along all of the score lines. ( I used Lori’s Celebrate Spring and Celebrate Easter Collections for Echo Park Paper) The sides of the backpack are folded inward similar to a milk carton.  I then added my decorative panels.

You are going to want to glue the backpack sides together before stringing the “straps.”

For demonstration purposes I’m showing you how I threaded the ribbon while it is still unglued.  I started with an 18″ piece of ribbon.  You won’t need this much but I like to leave myself some room for error… You want to use ribbon that is not too stiff or wide.  Thick twine would work as well.  Starting on the inside of the backpack, thread the ribbon through one of the bottom holes, to the outside.  Then following the guide below, thread the ribbon through the other holes to make the backpack straps and hanger.  Tie knots in the ribbon on the inside of the box and trim any excess.  When done, glue the bottom flaps of the backpack to seal.

Fold the front pocket piece into a box form and glue.  Add the decorative panel to the front and front flap.  I closed mine with a small glue dot and finished it off with an enamel dot.

Close the flap on the main part of the backpack with a glue dot as well, and then glue the “pocket” on the front, slightly below the flap.

The only thing left is to decorate your backpack!  Such a cute way to package up a little back to school gift!

That’s it for me today, thanks for stopping by to peek!

by K S

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Gayle Hodgins - July 31, 2017 - 5:08 am

My daughter might be starting high school in a few weeks so I don’t know whether I’ll me making this more for her or for me! Too cute!

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