Picture of Duct Tape as Fabric
Duct tape was originally created to be used as a tape to seal duct work in ceilings. Its flexibility and durability make it a perfect tape for duct work. Oddly enough, today, duct tape is no longer recommended for use in duct work. Duct tape has been tested to show it burns violently, produces toxic smoke, and the adhesive may have a shorter than expected lifespan. But it was discovered that duct tape was better used for pretty much every thing else.

Duct tape was used to seal ammunition boxes, fix rotor blades during the Vietnam War, and make quick fixes on the original space capsules.

Not to be confused with Duck Tape. Duck Tape with a "k" is a brand name of duct tape. Duct tape is make by many different companies and can be bought at the local hardware store, mega-mart (Target), and big box home improvement store.

What can duct tape be used for? I propose that we use duct tape as alternative fabric.

Some may go to extremes to make a duct tape prom dress, yes it is possible: http://duckbrand.com/Promotions/stuck-at-prom.aspx

But for the every day user, like myself, duct tape is handy for quick fixes. In my younger years, duct tape was this cool sticky stuff that I used to make an mp3 carrier, wallet, and even book covers.
Toffy2 years ago
Well done...and good job on the instrutable.
handprints2 years ago
I hope you don't mind. I am adding a link to your instructions on how to make duct tape fabric to my instructable on how to make an emergency urinal. I find that your instructions are very clear and easy to follow. Thank you in advance!!!
Sally Wally3 years ago
Great! That's so cool that I followed you!