How To: Craft duct tape fabric

Craft duct tape fabric

You probably already know that duct tape is handy in a bind and is very versatile but did you ever think to make duct tape fabric? Find some fun colors or stick with the traditional silver, make your fabric and then the sky is the limit to fashion possibilities.

Waterproof, strong, and surprisingly versatile, duct tape can readily be fashioned into fabric that you can use to create a variety of crafts, from dresses to wallets.

You Will Need

* Measuring tape
* Pencil
* Duct tape
* Scissors

Step 1: Determine the size

Figure out how much fabric you need. Measure a segment of duct tape with a tape measure and mark the length and width with a pencil.

Step 2: Cut off strips of tape

Cut off strips of tape with the scissors. Overlap the strips by ½ inch to make sheets of duct tape fabric.

Duct tape comes in 20 colors, including camouflage. Vary the color of your fabrics for a complementary effect.

Step 3: Overlap the strips of tape

Flip the sheet 90 degrees and cover the sticky side with a perpendicular strip of tape. Continue until the whole swatch is covered, with no sticky sides visible.

Step 4: Repeat the steps

Repeat the previous steps to create as many full sheets of fabric as you need.

Step 5: Trim the edges

Trim the edges for a smooth finish. Now you can piece together your duct tape fabric to make an assortment of items.

Duct tape was used to repair the Apollo 7 moonbuggy and to keep lunar dust out of moving parts.

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