Part 2 of Duck Tape nirvana
Please don't get me wrong. I am not casting derisions upon the afore-mentioned character types. Because the fact is the quality of their crafts far outshines my meager offerings executed for myself and a very small circle of friends who tolerate my madness.
And so, without further adieu, and because the world would not be any friggin' fun without a variety of crafters on the internet, for your crafting pleasure, my niece Sydney and I bring you our very own Duck Tape Purse Design.
As you may have already surmised by previous posts, my designs are as simple as I can make them. This purse is one large piece of Duck Tape fabric, two side pieces that are simply the width of the Duck Tape, and one long, strap that is also the width of the Duck Tape.
|bottom of the purse|
Once we had the fabric made, we trimmed the edges to make a straight line. Then we decided how deep the purse would be and laid a couple strips across the inside and outside at the point that would become the bottom of the purse. This gave the bottom of the purse some weight and a natural place for the fabric to fold to become a rectangular bottom.
Then we created two more fabric strips, each one tape-width wide for the sides. Here's where it gets a little tricky. The first one is easy cause you have one open side while you're taping the side piece to the back and front of the inside of the purse. We overlapped some tape strips only slightly on the outside of the front and back so we wouldn't cover up too much of the zebra print (cuz we used pink for the sides). If you were using the same color for the sides as you did for the front and back, this wouldn't matter.
|inside of the purse|
Then when we got to the second side we were like, how the heck are we gonna do this? It's kind of a pain, but it was certainly easier with two of us. One of us held the side closed with the back and front of the purse while the other person applied the tape on the inside. Doing the outside first is probably easier, but we didn't figure that out til we had already done it.