So what do you do on a long weekend? If you’re anything like me, you find a new and fun project to dedicate part of your time to while your family is home spending a little extra quality time together. For me, this Fourth of July break, it was working with duck tape. I was inspired by a fellow crafter on YouTube who made some really beautiful creations using mostly only duck tape. It made me want to take a jab at the concept too. Before making this clutch with duck tape, fabric and staples, I made a messenger bag for Edgar, smaller makeup bags for myself, and a couple of larger totes as gifts for family. Those were all prototypes. They helped me pick up a few techniques and get more comfortable with crafting something a little more specific.
These are the supplies you will need. Duck tape comes in so many colors and designs you can be as creative as you want to with this project. Remember the duck tape you select will end up being the inner lining of your clutch.
As you can see, the concept is pretty simple, you will use your duck tape to cover the two pieces of fabric, that will be the two sides of your clutch, on one side. Depending on the size of your clutch you will cut two pieces of fabric of equal size. Mine are 18″x20″.
Now take the two ends opposite your zipper at the bottom of your clutch and pinch them together, then staple them. You will then fold the triangular pinched area that you just stapled on either side inward and secure it with duck tape. These will be the bottom corners of your inner lining.
If you have any questions while attempting to make this project on your own, please feel free to let me know. I would be happy to walk you through any kinks. Oh, and by the way, these fun duck tape projects can be pretty addicting.
Next on my list are backpacks!