Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Duct Tape Pencil Case

duct tape pencil case
Richela Fabian Morgan has shared this tutorial on how we can make a pencil case using duct tape. Fabian Morgan is the author of the Duct Tape Series Books: Tape It and Make It, Tape It and Make More, Tape It and Wear It, and Duct Tape Bags. The photographs and instructions below are courtesy of Fabian Morgan author of the Duct Tape Series Books. 

To make the duct tape pencil case you will need
white, blue, yellow, light blue, gold, orange, green, red, and fuchsia duct tape
2 round neodyne magnets
key chain ring
self-healing cutting matt 
corked back metal ruler
craft knife
parchment paper
1/8" hole puncher
duct tape pencil case
duct tape pencil case
Place a parchment paper measuring 10" wide x 15" high on top of your worktable. Starting from the bottom, place 9 strips of white duct tape across the parchment paper. Be sure the strips overlap along the long edges by at least 1/8". 
duct tape pencil case
Flip over and place the duct tape/parchment paper on your worktable in the landscape position. Peel off parchment paper. 
duct tape pencil case
Starting at the bottom of the half-made fabric, place 6 strips of blue duct tape across it. Be sure the strips overlap along the long edges by at least 1/8". 
duct tape pencil case
Trim down the fabric to 10" x 15". Instructional video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6YZSNYyy57w
duct tape pencil case
Place the fabric on your worktable in the portrait position, white side facing up.
duct tape pencil case
Cut two strips of 6" white duct tape. Measure and mark 6" from the bottom left and right corners of the fabric. Starting at the two marks, vertically place each strip along the left and right edges. Be sure the strips are halfway on the fabric.
duct tape pencil case
Fold back the vertical tape strips and pull up the bottom portion of the fabric. 
duct tape pencil case
Push down along the outer edges to form the main pocket.
duct tape pencil case
Trim the corners of the flap in a curved line.
duct tape pencil case
Cut 12" strips of various coloured tape. Trim the width of each trip to 1/4". Use these strips to decorate the front of the pencil case. 
Trim edges of strips that extend past the edges of the pencil case.
duct tape pencil case
Flip bag over so the opening is face up. Place a magnet on the inside of the flap, centered and approximately 1/2" from the top edge. Cover with a piece of white duct tape.
duct tape pencil case
Place a magnet inside the pocket, centered and approximately 1/2" from the bottom edge. 
duct tape pencil case
Push it agains the top fabric of the pocket and cover from the inside with a piece of white duct tape.
duct tape pencil case
Using the hole puncher, make a hole on the upper left corner of the pencil case near the top of the pocket.
duct tape pencil case
Loop the key ring through the hole.
duct tape pencil case
Close the flap and flip the bag over.

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15 comments:

  1. Super cool! I think this would be so much fun to make. You cna find so many duct tape designs now too.

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  2. What a clever design! I've always wanted to try making something out of Duct Tape and this one sounds like a perfect design to start.

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  3. Wow! This is really neat - very cool :)

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  4. Looks like it would be super fun to make.

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  5. My daughter in law would love to make one of these!

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  6. Wow now that's pretty neat! I'm about as creative as a grain of salt... this is impressive!

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  7. I never would have thought to
    make a Duct Tape Pencil Case.
    Thanks for sharing this.

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  8. My daughter would love this she is always making stuff will duct tape :)

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  9. I love how creative people! Duc tape is amazing in so many ways!

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  10. That is so neat! I didn't know you could do this kind of thing with duct tape!

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  11. Luzviminda Gunter-SmithSeptember 13, 2016 at 8:47 PM

    So creative using a duck tape, uhm thanks for sharing

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  12. Duct tape is the sturdiest thing out there. great creative way to use it

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  13. We made a wallet like this a few years ago and it is still being used.

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  14. You can make anything with Duct Tape

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  15. My older granddaughters would love this project. Thanks for sharing it.

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