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Make a statement with duct tape pencil cases

STAFF WRITER
Step 4 on how to make the duct tape zipper pouch and final product shot.
NICK AGRO , STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER

Things sure have changed. Now duct tape, the ubiquitous adhesive, comes in an endless array of colors and patterns:

DUCT TAPE PENCIL CASE

Materials

• Duct tape rolls (in various colors and patterns)

• Two fabric scraps, 3 inches by 6 inches and 3 inches by 12 inches

• Sticky Velcro dots or squares

• Scissors or craft knife

• Ruler

• Decorative button (optional)

• Cutting mat (optional)

Directions

Step 1: Stick the duct tape to the back of both your fabric scraps, designing any pattern you want until the fabric is covered. Smooth out any bubbles as you go.

Step 2: Flip over the fabric and trim off the excess tape with scissors or a craft knife.

Step 3: Place the smaller piece on top of the larger piece with the duct tape facing out. Align the bottom of the two pieces.

Step 4: Now seal the edges. Cut a piece of tape a little longer than 12 inches and cut in half lengthwise to seal the sides. Cut another piece that’s slightly longer than 3 inches and cut in half lengthwise to seal the bottom and border the top edge. Cut off the excess.

Step 5: Place a pencil in the case to make sure you have enough height and then fold over the longer piece to create a flap.

Step 6: Add the Velcro closure. For optional decoration, sew or glue a button on the front.

Source: Duckbrand.com

DUCT TAPE PENCIL CLUTCH

Materials

• Duct tape rolls

• Fabric scrap, 10 inches by 10 inches

• Sticky Velcro dots or squares

• Scissors or craft knife

• Ruler

• Decorative button (optional)

• Cutting mat (optional)

Directions

Step 1: Stick the duct tape to the back of the fabric scrap, designing any pattern you want until the fabric is covered. Smooth out any bubbles as you go.

Step 2: Flip over the fabric and trim off the excess tape with scissors or a craft knife.

Step 3: Holding the fabric lengthwise, fold the bottom edge up 4 inches with the duct taped side facing out. This will give you a 4-inch pencil pouch and a 2-inch flap to close it.

Step 4: Now seal the edges. Cut a piece of tape a little longer than 6 inches and cut in half lengthwise to seal the sides, going a little beyond both edges. Cut pieces for the rest of the raw edges and finish taping. Cut off the excess.

Step 5: Add the Velcro closure. For optional decoration, sew or glue on a button on the front.

Source: whiletheysnooze.com

DUCT TAPE ZIPPER POUCH

Materials

• Duct tape rolls

• Zipper, 9 inches

• Two fabric scraps, each one 4 inches wide and as long as the zipper

• Scissors or craft knife

• Ruler

• Decorative button (optional)

• Cutting mat (optional)

Directions

Step 1: Stick the duct tape to the back of the fabric scraps, designing any pattern you want until the fabric is covered. Smooth out any bubbles as you go.

Step 2: Flip over the fabric and trim off the excess tape with scissors or a craft knife. Make the two pieces the same size.

Step 3: Cut a piece of tape that is a little longer than your zipper and cut in half lengthwise. Use each piece of tape to connect the zipper to both pieces of fabric. Make sure the duct tape is facing out and the zipper closure is on top and facing out. You may also want to use tape to seal the zipper and fabric pieces on the inside.

Step 4: Measure another piece of tape that is a little bit longer than the bottom of your fabric and cut in half lengthwise. Use one piece to seal the bottom of the two fabric pieces. Cut the other piece of tape in half to seal each side. Trim any excess tape.

Source: Duckbrand.com

Contact the writer: dsmaldino@ocregister.com


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