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« on: October 09, 2011 10:56:22 AM »

I have been loving this pattern for the Evelyn bag by ChrisWDesigns.  As soon as I saw this challenge, I knew I wanted to make a version of it in duct tape - perfect for the rainy season when any purse I use gets wet while biking in the rain.  I left off some of the pockets (like the elastic ones on the sides) because they wouldn't do well in the rain.  There is a zippered pocket on the back of the purse, and it closes with a magnetic snap.  I tried to use the black tape to put some details on the flap (a simple line and a bow), but the dark tape did not want to be photographed.  





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« Reply #1 on: October 09, 2011 12:06:04 PM »

I love this! Which is surprising, since Im not normally a fan of duct tape anything.. great job Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: October 09, 2011 04:29:08 PM »

This is a great looking bag!
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« Reply #3 on: October 09, 2011 06:46:22 PM »

WOW! Shocked Would've NEVER guessed this was made from duct tape. It looks amazing! I love the contrasting color of the zipper, and over all the design in great. WTG!
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« Reply #4 on: October 09, 2011 06:49:30 PM »

This is fashionable AND practical!
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« Reply #5 on: October 11, 2011 09:37:31 AM »

i thought this was a real bag at first! it really doesn't look like duct tape, but it's absolutely fantastic. awesome job!!
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« Reply #6 on: October 11, 2011 12:59:54 PM »

is the entire bag duct tape? what about the amazing pattern? either way its a great bag!
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« Reply #7 on: October 13, 2011 07:24:27 AM »

This looks really professional! I worked with duck tape once, but never again. I had too much trouble, so I'm in awe of your skills!  Grin
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« Reply #8 on: October 13, 2011 11:36:22 AM »

What a pretty bag! I'm jealous of that duct tape. And that's a great way to use it. Want! Did you reinforce the sides of the bag with something, or is it duct tape on duct tape only?
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« Reply #9 on: October 13, 2011 12:44:02 PM »

I love this bag! I can hardly believe its made of ducttape!
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« Reply #10 on: October 17, 2011 11:57:16 AM »

In response to the questions about whether the bag is entirely duct tape, the answer is yes, except for the straps.  I made sheets of duct tape by laying tape (in the interior color) cut to the right length on a table with the sticky side up, overlapping each piece by about 3/8".  Then I used the tape that I wanted the exterior of the bag on top of that, sticky side down.  After I had my sheets, I cut them to shape and size.  Then I used strips of tape (cut in 4ths lengthwise) to build the bag "seams".  The only part of the bag that isn't pure duct tape are the straps, which are build from tape wrapped around rope pieces to build thickness and shape. 
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