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Zelda shield backpack tutorial by Animus-Panthera Zelda shield backpack tutorial by Animus-Panthera
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!

For more information about using my tutorials and patterns, please see here --> animus-panthera.deviantart.com…

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!

Hey, look! -->
And my Thief pouch is complete by Bisected8 by ~Bisected8
Dark Link Shield Backpack by kayzebra by ~kayzebra
Hero's Shield backpack by Claireobie by ~Claireobie
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:iconwillowthepixie:
willowthepixie Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
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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Animus-Panthera Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
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.
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:iconwillowthepixie:
willowthepixie Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
That help loads thankyou (^ω^)
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:iconanimus-panthera:
Animus-Panthera Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
You're welcome! Good luck with your backpack-making!
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:iconwillowthepixie:
willowthepixie Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Yerh I'll let u know how it went (^ω^)
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willowthepixie Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
cool thank u i'll check it out ^^
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:iconanimus-panthera:
Animus-Panthera Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
You're welcome! I hope it goes well!
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Rainbow-Sorbet-69 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2014
Thanks for the tutorial, I need to try this sometime! :)
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Animus-Panthera Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
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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Claireobie Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2013
I made a Hero's Shield using your tutorial! claireobie.deviantart.com/art/…
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:iconanimus-panthera:
Animus-Panthera Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
It turned out great! Do you mind if I add a link to the bottom of the tutorial?
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Claireobie Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2013
I don't mind :)
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:iconanimus-panthera:
Animus-Panthera Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Great, thanks!
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BubblyTitsMcHylian Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012
c: Thanks for making this tutorial, me and my best friend are making two for eachother! :D
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Animus-Panthera Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
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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Shrikethrush Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I will certainly be using this guide to make my own shield backpack!
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:iconanimus-panthera:
Animus-Panthera Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Great, thank you! I'd love to see what you make when you're done. ^_^
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Shrikethrush Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Will do!
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Animus-Panthera Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks!
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XDestinyRoseX Featured By Owner May 26, 2012   Traditional Artist
this is pretty neat :) thank you for the tutorial, a cute backpack shield is a wonderful idea
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Animus-Panthera Featured By Owner May 27, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
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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XDestinyRoseX Featured By Owner May 27, 2012   Traditional Artist
Alrighty :)
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:iconanimus-panthera:
Animus-Panthera Featured By Owner May 27, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks!
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XDestinyRoseX Featured By Owner May 27, 2012   Traditional Artist
You're welcome!
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disposablexteens Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is so cute. I want one but I can't be bothered to make it haha.
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Animus-Panthera Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I'm glad you like it. If you really want one, and you have some cash, go ahead and hire someone to make one- I don't like to redo work, but since I don't craft for a living I wouldn't lose any money by someone else making one for you.
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zippybluedwarf Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Great idea! If I ever find some free time, I might just have to make one! (I'll probably alter things a bit, though.)
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Animus-Panthera Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I wish I could say it was my idea- a friend suggested it to me! I figured out how to make it, though. Anyways, I'm glad you say that- I always like it when people make something other than exactly what's in the tutorial. It's way more interesting to see lots of different things!
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ManarAJ Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2011
Wow ! amazing ! i love it ! :D
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Animus-Panthera Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you! I'm glad you like it. ^_^ And if you use it, I'd love to see what you make!
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ManarAJ Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2011
Ur welcome ! but i dont know how 2 make stuff like that ! i will see in the future ! :)
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Animus-Panthera Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Okay. ^_^
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SpiderMimi Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2011
That's a really creative idea how to do a shield, and it might be useful for me someday... Thank you!
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Animus-Panthera Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you, too! If you ever do use it, be sure to link me to some pictures! I'd love to see. ^_^
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SpiderMimi Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2011
Okay, I will^^
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:iconanimus-panthera:
Animus-Panthera Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Great!
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flash-mausal Featured By Owner May 14, 2011
Really great idea! *3*
Maybe I will make one in black and silver (Dark Link) for me. I'm sure it's better to wear an shield on the back than a red backpack as Dark Link. XD
I hate photos where I'm catched with that backpack! >.<"
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:iconanimus-panthera:
Animus-Panthera Featured By Owner May 14, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
That sounds like a great idea! You should definitely link me to some pictures if you do make it!
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flash-mausal Featured By Owner May 15, 2011
I will, if i do it =3
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:iconanimus-panthera:
Animus-Panthera Featured By Owner May 15, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks! ^_^
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:iconflash-mausal:
flash-mausal Featured By Owner May 16, 2011
Man... I have more and more the wish to make that Dark-Hylia-Shield. If I hadn't my final exams in 2 weeks, I would do it right now! =(
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Animus-Panthera Featured By Owner May 16, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Well, it'll be like a reward for once you've got your finals done!
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BisectedBrioche Featured By Owner May 9, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I just realised I forgot to mention it (sorry!) but, this helped me work out how to make this: [link]
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Animus-Panthera Featured By Owner May 9, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Great, thanks! It turned out very nice. =)
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greendaymylife Featured By Owner May 1, 2011
cool one ,i'll try it sometime :D
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Animus-Panthera Featured By Owner May 1, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Awesome! If you do, I'd love to see what you make. ^_^
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greendaymylife Featured By Owner May 2, 2011
Sure i'll show it to you when i'm done with it :))) and thank you again ;D
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Animus-Panthera Featured By Owner May 2, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Great, thank you! I'm sure it'll be awesome. =)
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greendaymylife Featured By Owner May 2, 2011
I hope so ^^
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greendaymylife Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2011
cool one :DD
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