I recently finished making a messenger bag out of duct tape! I took it for a test run and it didn't hold out very well. It was flimsy because there was no rigid backing, kinda floppy like once you start putting things inside it. Still, I'm very proud of it and I've now run out of grey tape... lol It has a distinctive checkerboard pattern that looks really cool. Here's a picture and here's the tutorial link that I followed to make it!
Thursday, January 19, 2012
I admit I have forgotten about this blog but since I'm posting several years later, it must mean it's surfaced on my mind once again! Assuredly, I have been using my creations, notably the really awesome purple and blue simple wallet pictured in the Duct Tape Fabric post.
I made 2 card holders simply because the simple wallet does not have the cavities to hold cards. I do not have a tutorial for the card holder- really it was just me spontaneously building one out of necessity but today, I have a tutorial for the 2 cavity credit card holder.
Gather your 3 colors of tape. I used purple, turquoise and clear.
Make duct tape fabric with purple as the base color. I used 6 strips.
Make 2 smaller rectangles of the fabric for the card slots.
Tape them on.
Add the turquoise color accents to the back, which when the card holder is folded in half, will become the fronts
Add the clear accent to the sides, and stack this folded in half under a stack of heavy books for a few hours to a few days, depending on when you remember to fish it out again.
My purple and blue collection!
Friday, May 21, 2010
Hopefully you already know how to make duct tape fabric, if not, go to my first post on instructions on how to make it. You will need 9 to 10 pieces of duct tape and you will need to cut it longer than the length of a dollar bill, in fact you will need to cut it the size of 2 lengths of card because as you can see,
Just be careful when you are cutting out your duct tape, that it wont stick to itself or to each other! Because if it does, the tape is useless. I hate when this happens!
To this, we are going to add the pockets. To make the pockets, make smaller pieces of fabric which are longer than the length of a card but about the same height, I made 4 of these so that I will have 4 pockets.
I used 3-4 pieces of tape for every pocket. Trim the edges. Fold the wallet in half, leaving a small gap between edges if you like and lay the pocket pieces on top of the wallet.
Now you can tape it all down around the edges and trim off excess.
One more step, if you can't fit your cards in, cut a bit into the tape holding down the pockets. That's it! You're done!
Thursday, May 6, 2010
Its very simple and very repetitive to make. First, you tear off a piece of duct tape, turn it over and lay another piece of tape halfway on top of it.
Second, you turn this whole thing over and lay another piece on top of the sticky part:
You continue doing this, turning it over and laying down more pieces until you are satisfied with however long you want it to be.
Third, you fold up the sticky edges and trim the sides:
And there you have it, virgin duct tape fabric all ready to be used.
First, you want to make a piece of duct tape fabric. See my very first post if you don't know how to do it.
For the perfect wallet size, you'll need 8 pieces of duct tape. I like to cut them all out and stick them to the edge of the table, just be careful they don't stick to each other or to itself. You'll want to cut them to be just a little bit longer than the length of the bill.
After making the fabric from these 8 pieces of tape, you will fold the fabric in a little bit less half, so that you leave a gap like this:
Then you tape up the sides,
cut a notch where it hits the top edge, and fold it in:
Finally, fold in half lengthwise and stick this baby under something heavy like a stack of books so that you have a nice crease in the middle. There you have it.
You can also dress it up with different colors and designs if you so wish. I've seen other ones where you put designs on the front, stenciled out with a knife. Just be creative! Have fun!