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Snitch duct tape / electrical tape purse

Here is a photographic tutorial for the duct tape / electrical purse bag I made.

  • 1 roll duct tape
  • cardboard
  • paper towels
  • electrical tape for design (used green, blue, yellow, and white)
  • electrical tape for the rest of the bag (black)

  • Skizzorz (yes, I love spelling them that way)
  • Exacto knife
  • Exacto-safe craft mat

    Total time - 10ish hours (although I pulled the ideas out of my head, so a lot of it was just figuring out how to go about making it).

    I had made a chudley cannons bag a while back, and while it looked quite pretty, it was hardly functional. I needed something that would hold at least 10 pounds so I could keep my video camera, camera, cords, chargers, and batteries in one place. So I figured cardboard would suit me best.

    It all started with an idea (or doodles on the chalkboard in the craftroom)

    So I used a piece of paper to make the shape of the front and the back of the bag. Then I used that template to cut out my cardboard pieces and made the width of the purse with the leftover strips. After that I duct taped them (I did both front and back, just took the picture before doing so)

    After they were duct taped, I started attaching the piece. It was easy enough to bend it to the U shape of the base. Then I added the second piece on top of it.

    Next came the strap. I knew from previous experience that for my body, a 60 inch strap is perfect for me and for securing it correctly. So I made the strap with strips of paper towels, duct taped them together, and then electrical taped that. It was easy enough taping it to the purse, and you can see how far I made the straps go into the purse.

    The flap was finally calling me. Because I really love using paper towels and duct tape together (thanks to the awesome person who did the electrical tape Slytherin tie tutorial on leaky), I used the same paper to trace the shape of the bottom of the flap. Then did a rough (and I mean rough) drawing of what I wanted the design to be. After deciding the design wasn't that bad, I used it to cut out the electrical tape. First, I put down the tape in strips for the color, then taped the drawing to the mat, and exacto-knifed around it. Pictured is the grass, the snitch, the clouds, and the wings.

    After taping the flap, I put out some blue electrical for the sky, placed the grass over it, and put the rest of the design on.

    Attach the flap to the back of the purse, tape the rest of the bag, and it is done!


  • Comments

    ( 8 comment things — Comment Thing )
    Mar. 20th, 2007 03:40 am (UTC)
    Awesome. Just goes to show "Duct Tape, its not just for race cars anymore!" LOL
    Mar. 20th, 2007 04:00 am (UTC)
    Your bag=love. Looks like you worked out the stability issue with the duct tape. Awesomeness!
    Mar. 20th, 2007 04:01 am (UTC)
    Yes, lots of duct tape and cardboard is going to make it work really well. I'm pleased with it. :D
    Mar. 20th, 2007 04:47 am (UTC)
    your bag= luff

    btw, been working on the design of your hair thingy on paper. I've been meaning to upload pictures so you can see what I have. I'll probably have them up later tonight if I finish my art homework.
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    Feb. 3rd, 2009 03:47 pm (UTC)
    Contest with slightly similar design
    If I enter a similar purse to yours in a competition, is that plagarism?

    I just got the idea from your bag... the shape, process of making, inside, strap, front design, and the fact that mine is made totally out of duct tape(no cardboard) are differences.

    I just wanted to be sure.

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