Sunday, August 14, 2016

Duct Tape Bags Review

Duct Tape Bags: 40 Projects for Totes, Clutches, Messenger Bags, and Bowlers by Richela Fabian Morgan Paperback released July 12, 2016 from Clarkson Potter. The best selling duct tape author shows you how to make 40 fabulous handbags using duct tape. Her results are impressive – part art-piece, part usable accessory! Duct tape used to be a wide, sticky, silver tape, made of cloth, used to repair things. Today it is available in every color and pattern imaginable making it a hot crafting material. These original bag projects are based on a straightforward technique of making duct tape fabric, no sewing required. Detailed, step-by-step text and photographic instructions show you how to make the fabric, the closures and the bags. There are also very useful demos on the author's facebook page CraftyRichela. Must have tools include – parchment paper, self-healing cutting mat, scissors, craft knife, metal ruler, graphite pencil, ballpoint pen, grease pencil and flat-nose pliers. Projects are rated easy, moderate and challenging. Want the ultimate urban style tote? Get your copy below!


CONTENTS

INTRODUCTION: The Beauty of Duct Tape

THE ESSENTIALS: Basic Tools of the Trade

Keep Your Metal Tools Clean
Patterns and Templates
Tutorial: How to Make a Duct Tape Fabric
Tutorial: Magnetic Snap Closure
Tutorial: Jeans Button Closure
Tutorial: Neodymium Magnet Closure

CLUTCH & WRISTLET
Summer Fling
Opera
DCC Fringe
Sugar Mama
Sundance Kid
The Matrix
Venus

HOBO & SHOULDER BAG
Granny Smith
Peacock Bag
Not for the Links
Amagansett
Serena
SoBe
Xanadu

SATCHEL
Mary Poppins
Hallie
Oak Park
Springtime
Regatta
Kemberly

MESSENGER & FLAP BAG
Mondrian
Punk Plaid
The Bowler Hat
Bowie
Wham!
Movement Underground
Caribbean Dream

TOTE
E.L.F.
Life Is a Beach
Lunch Bag
Shopping Spree
Along the Diagonal
Personalized Tote

SLING, BOWLER & HANDBAG
Smile for the Birdie
Galaxy
The Peter Sherwin
Pull String Sling
Flower Girl
A Different Type of Go Bag
Manila

Acknowledgments
Resources
Templates
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 Sundance Kid

 Matrix

Bowie

Lunch bag. 

Galaxy

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11 comments:

  1. I have never heard of a bowler bag. When I looked it up, sometimes it is called a bowling bag but none of them hold a bowling ball. I wonder how they got that name? One great thing about bags made with duct tape is that they are waterproof!
    MPaula

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  2. I am a true believer of using items in unexpected ways. Nothing I purchase is used for its "intended purpose" in this household! That includes duct tape as well!

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  3. I have to say i am so impressed with those bags!

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  4. I was fascinated by the duct tape wallets last year and pinned most everything I could find. Love to try the other projects in this book.

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  5. Oh my goodness those are amazing! I had no idea you could make such pretty little handbags out of ducttape! I totally would enjoy trying to make these :)

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  6. Wow!! Didn't know Duct Tape could make such good looking bags!

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  7. These look SO cool. My son used to make duct tape wallets and sold them when he was a teenager.

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