Thursday, September 29, 2011

Backpack Tutorial

Backpack Tutorial

After seeing Anita's gorgeous backpack for one of our Friday challenges, we received many requests for this step-by-step tutorial.
Brought to you by: Anita Mulcahey

Items Needed:
*scoring tool
*ribbon for straps
*various embellishments
  1. Take an 8 ½ X 11” piece of cardstock and score it along the 11” side at 1 3/4”, 5 ¼", 7” and 10 ½”.
  2. Turn your cardstock along the 8 ½ “ side and score at 6”.
  3. Hold your cardstock horizontally and cut at the 5 ¼” and 7” score marks up to the 6” score line.
  4. Holding your cardstock horizontally still, cut at the 1 ¾ “ score line up to the 6 score line as you did in the previous step.
  5. Holding your cardstock so that the ½ “ tab is on the left, cut from the tab over on the 6” score line. Cut straight down to the bottom of the cardstock piece.
  6. You should have four tabs that will make up the bottom of your box. You just need to make two more cuts.
  7. On the tabs that re 3 ½ “ wide, cut ¾ “ off the bottom of the tab. This will allow your box to close easily.
  8. Fold all score lines. Place sticky adhesive along the strip and glue your box side together. Fold in the bottom panels and glue together.
  9. To make pocket for front of the back pack you will need to but your cardstock 3 ¾ “ X 5 ¾”. Score along the 5 ¾ “ side at 2 ¾” and 3”.
  10. Score along the 3 ¾ “ side at ¼”, ½ “, 3 ¼” and 3 ½”.
  11. Holding your pocket piece horizontally, cut in at the 3” score mark to the 3 ¼ ” score line and up to the top of the pocket.
  12. Do the same to the other side by cutting from the 3” score mark from the ½” line up to the top of the pocket.
  13. Fold on score lines and assemble pocket.
  14. Embellish as desired.
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Adora Concepcion said...

this is awesome Anita! thanks for sharing it with us!

Julie said...

I loved this project. THanks so much for helping us with the steps