I tried to come up with an idea that would make a hoodie more functional. Using Autodesk Sketchbook Pro 6 (trial) and Betabrand's hoodie template I think that I've achieved that. The concept of this design is a hoodie with a built-in backpack. I can function as a regular hoodie and lie flat but in case you need to carry or store something then it would unzip and using the buckles on the back bottom you can extend the storage space. Something like this would have an inner lining to support added weight but should be made to wear with comfort. This is a rather simple design and the amount of layers isn't too bad.

1.Take the Betabrand hoodie template and duplicate it twice. After you make your duplicates you will need to crop the top half (front view) from the bottom half (back view). Using your second duplicate layer you will need to crop the bottom half (back view) from the top half (front view. This would make it easier to create different looks for both front and back (top and bottom of template).

2. You can keep the sleeves the same length but I've cropped and edited them to be 3/4 sleeves. I created a zipper for the top of the built-in backpack that should preferably be the same color as the hoodie so that it doesn't stand out. I also made the design with the drawstrings of the hoodie to connect with the backpack for extra support and lift why storing items. Using the body of the original hoodie template I created the buckles for the hoodie. The buckles can be adjusted to the accommodate the added weight and needed space of storage.

4. Create a layer and using the FILL tool, fill in the layer with a color of your choice. After filling in the layer you then would want to change the opacity of that layer making it lighter and the image visible underneath. Merge the color layers with the correct layer and then merge all the layers needed for the design and save. :)

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