-Needle & Thread
Start by gluing the hinges and closer onto your clean and dry box. Much like in my Chanel bag tutorial.
Use tape to hold the glued pieces while they dry.
I can't believe my BF let me cut up his childhood stuffy like this!
Tidy up your body parts by making sure there is plenty of stuffing in each piece before gluing a felt circle to cover the raw edges.
Using your E6000 glue, add your body parts. I didn't end up using the tail, cuz I decided it would just be in the way when you wear this bag on your back. That, and it looked like a raccoon pee pee, so yeah.
For the next step, you will need something to poke holes in the backpack. You can use a torch to heat up a sharp metal utensil and slowly poke a hole in each corner of your box. Or you can use a wood burning tool/ sauntering iron like I did in the Branch Handled Aztec Bag tutorial or the Chanel Bag tutorial.
Get out your needle and thread. You will sew the belts onto the plastic box. I started by keeping the thread loose for a few passes. Then, I used E6000 glue to further hold the straps in place. I tightened the threads once I added the glue. Tie off the thread ends. Add glue to thread knots for more strength.
Adjust the belts to the desired length that will be comfortable on your shoulders.
My model at the STRUT Fashion Show rocked Mr. Stuffy!
This clear stuffed backpack turned out pretty neat! My idea was to have a cute stuffed animal backpack, but his belly was clear so we could see it's contents. Kinda morbid to want to see the animals stomach contents, but still fashionable, right?
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