ok guys, as promised, here is the tutorial in making a fab, but pretty darn simple duct tape purse.
ok, so here is the main piece. all the pieces are made by sticking duct tape to each other...sticky side to sticky side. so, you just make it as tall and as long as desired. this one is going to be about the same as the green one.
here, im just showing you both sides
to make contruction a bit easier, trim off the edges to make them even.
main piece alllll trimmed and ready to go. make a smaller side for the part of your purse that is opened...your going to attatch that piece and the main piece together to make your purse shell.
this is the small side and the main side attatched together with black duct tape-for contrast
this is just showing you what it looks like with one of the sides attatched, and covered. you want to make sure you put maybe 3 pieces of duct tape all the way around the piece to where you attatched to two pieces will be sturdy.
here we go with both sides attatched, now making the form of your purse. make sure you reinforce both sides where you attatch the pieces, if you dont it will me flimsy. Once you have this shape, crease the edges to make more of square shape.
here are the sides comepletely reinforced. Now we're going to move onto making the bass of the purse. do the same thing with making the bottom as you did when making the main purse.
Here comes the tricky tricky part. your going to take a piece of tape that is the length of your purse...i should actually say the circumfrence. it'll be flexable so what i did was just put it on the edge of the purse frame and rolled it along until it met my starting point. then i cut it.
once you have your tape met, cut a slit in the corners so its easier to fold down onto the base of the purse.
fold down the edges onto the base, you might want to put your hand inside to use it to press against when your smoothing the tape down.
this is the inside of the purse base
make sure once you have your base secure that you reinforce it on the inside. this part is really hard, because its hard to see, and hard to control the tape.
the inside all reinforced.
and the outside all finished.
ok, now we move onto the strap measure the length you want your strap to be and put sticky side to sticky side. if the edges dont match up its ok, we're going to cover them anyways with black. take the same length of black but dont stick it to another of that size. your going to cut it in half. i had the best luck by lying it on the table and cutting it with an exacto.
put the black tape on either side of the pink strap, but place it so that you can fold it over onto the other side of the strap.
heres what the strap looks like when its done.
now we're almost done, attatch the strap on the inside or outside, its your pref. just attatch it using a couple pieces of duct tape.. to finish off the purse 'seal' the edge by puttin a piece of tape, like you did the strap.
and here is the finished product. the simple tote.
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