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Back to School Duct Tape Project: Pencil Case

By Richela Fabian Morgan, 31 Aug, 2016
  • Back to School Duct Tape Project: Pencil Case
  • Back to School Duct Tape Project: Pencil Case
  • Back to School Duct Tape Project: Pencil Case
  • Back to School Duct Tape Project: Pencil Case
  • Back to School Duct Tape Project: Pencil Case
  • Back to School Duct Tape Project: Pencil Case
  • Back to School Duct Tape Project: Pencil Case
  • Back to School Duct Tape Project: Pencil Case
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Materials: White, blue, yellow, light blue, gold, orange, green, red, and fuchsia duct tape; 2 round neodyne magnets, key chain ring
 
Tools:  Self-healing cutting matt, corked back metal ruler, craft knife, parchment paper, 1/8" hole puncher
 
Method (step-by-step images above)
 
1. Place a parchment paper measuring 10" wide x 15" high on top of your worktable. Starting from the bottom, place 9 strips of white duct tape across the parchment paper. Be sure the strips overlap along the long edges by at least 1/8". Flip over and place the duct tape/parchment paper on your worktable in the landscape position. Peel off parchment paper. Starting at the bottom of the half-made fabric, place 6 strips of blue duct tape across it. Be sure the strips overlap along the long edges by at least 1/8". Trim down the fabric to 10" x 15". (See my instructional video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6YZSNYyy57w)
 
2. Place the fabric on your worktable in the portrait position, white side facing up.
 
3. Cut two strips of 6" white duct tape. Measure and mark 6" from the bottom left and right corners of the fabric. Starting at the two marks, vertically place each strip along the left and right edges. Be sure the strips are halfway on the fabric.
 
4. Fold back the vertical tape strips and pull up the bottom portion of the fabric. Push down along the outer edges to form the main pocket.
 
5. Trim the corners of the flap in a curved line.
 
6. Cut 12" strips of various colored tape. Trim the width of each trip to 1/4". Use these strips to decorate the front of the pencil case. Trim edges of strips that extend past the edges of the pencil case.
 
7. Flip bag over so the opening is face up. Place a magnet on the inside of the flap, centered and approximately 1/2" from the top edge. Cover with a piece of white duct tape.
 
8. Place a magnet inside the pocket, centered and approximately 1/2" from the bottom edge. Push it agains the top fabric of the pocket and cover from the inside with a piece of white duct tape.
 
9. Using the hole puncher, make a hole on the upper left corner of the pencil case near the top of the pocket.
 
10. Loop the key ring through the hole.
 
11. Close the flap and flip the bag over.
 
Richela Fabian Morgan is the author of the Duct Tape Series Books: Tape It & Make It, Tape It & Make More, Tape It & Wear It and her newly released book, Duct Tape Bags. For more information, please visit, RichelaFabianMorgan.com or www.youtube.com/user/CraftyRichela

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