The official term for Chewbacca’s well-recognized shoulder belt is bandolier. It has never been discussed in any of the movies, but various books and websites explain that the pouches on the bandolier contain small tools and ammo cartridges.
I saw a really big version of this rug for $150 on Etsy and knew I wanted to recreate it.
It was super easy, only took me a few minutes, and ended up being less than $25 for a 2′ x 3′ rug!
After finding a 2′ x 3′ furry brown rug that I was happy with, I drew a pattern of simple rectangles in the Silhouette Cameo software to match Chewbacca’s bandolier.
I used the machine to cut them out on white heat transfer material. Since the shapes are simple rectangles, you really don’t need the machine. You can easily cut them by hand.
Star Wars : Would You Rather?
a booklet full of fun Star Wars themed questions for kids
Being very careful not to keep the iron in one place for too long, I ironed the material onto the rug. I use 3 pieces of regular printer paper as a barrier between the iron and the material. The last step of using heat transfer material is always my least favorite part…peeling off the top plastic. I am always worried that I didn’t iron it for long enough and will have to reflatten it out and start over again.
Overall, this was one of the easiest projects I’ve ever done. And I have one happy son who loves it!
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