Introduction: Duck Tape Jacket

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In this DIY, I will be showing you how to make a duck tape jacket. The supplies you will need are a play long sleeve t-shirt that is about three sizes bigger than what you wear since the duck tape will constrict the material. You will also need at least 2 rolls of duck tape, that that is assuming that you will not decorate the top of it when you are done.

Step 1: Cutting the Shirt

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For this step, you will need to cut the shirt down the middle, the straighter you cut, the better.

Step 2: Starting With the Duck Tape.

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After you have cut the shirt, place down strips of duck tape on the back side of the jacket from one side of the jacket to the other. Continue this until you have reached the neck of the shirt, but don't mess with the sleeves just yet.

Step 3: Sleeves

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For the sleeves, find a big tube of some sort a little bigger than your arms and put it into the sleeve of the shirt. Wrap duck tape around this to create the sleeves, but stop a little way before you the shoulder. Don't put as much tape on the inside of the elbows because it will be easier to bend your elbows.

For the shoulders, have someone wear the jacket to show where that shoulders will push onto the shirt so you can place the duck tape without constricting your shoulders. Try to loosely place the tape so that you are about to move your shoulders without much difficulty.

Step 4: Final Product

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After you have finished with the sleeves, place duck tape around the arms to hold the tape from the shoulders in place. Try on the jacket and if need be, reinforce areas of the coat that should be reinforced and make sure you can move with ease.

If you wish to decorate your coat, try to keep the tape loose on the sleeves and around the shoulders and elbows to help with movement.

Sorry if this DIY isn't as polished as some of the other ones that are made. This is my first instruction on how to make something for Instructables.

I will be making an Instructable later this year on how to make a duck tape tuxedo jacket, and I promise it will be better made than this one, but until I do make it, I hope you enjoy making your own Duck Tape jacket.

Comments

DIY Hacks and How Tos (author)2017-02-12

That would certainly keep the rain off of you. Do you have any issues with the glue residue seeping out on the tape edges?

I haven't really had any problems with that, but you might be able to put clear tape over the duck tape and wrap it over onto the other side of the coat to stop the glue from coming out. I think that would work.

Kozmicblues69 (author)2017-02-13

Cool! It's perfect for a rainy day. Thanks for sharing it :)

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