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There are thousands of things to make out of duct tape. If you work with duct tape often you probably know how versatile it really is. You can make bags, wallets, clothing, anything really. These are the steps involved in making a drawstring bag. You can be as creative as you want with this project using different colors of tape, making different sized bags, etc. These instructions could even be used as basic guidelines for making a backpack or a duffel. No matter what lengths you take this project to, it all starts with a simple roll of duct tape.
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Step 1: Supplies

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You will need:

 - duct tape
 - ruler or measuring tape
 - cutting utensil (xacto knife works best)
 - a long rod -  2 ft long is more than enough (I used knex rods)
 - thin rope or long shoelace/bootlace 4-6 ft long  

Step 2: Making a sheet of tape pt. 1

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Making the sheets of tape for the front and back of bag.
1. Cut a piece of tape 19 inches long and place on table sticky side up.
2. Cut another piece of tape and place it on the edge of the first piece sticky side up. It should now look a bit wider.
3. Keep adding pieces until it is about 19" x 14" inch piece along the top sticky side down so the in that place both sides are smooth.

Step 3: Making a sheet of tape pt. 2

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1. Place another 19 inch piece along the top sticky side down so the in that place both sides are smooth.
2. Do the same process of putting pieces on the edge but instead lay them sticky side down.
3. It should looke something like this and non sticky/gray on both sides.
4 .When you flip it over if there is still a bit of stickyness thats ok just cut it off or fold the sticky part over.
5. trim the edges to 18" x 13" so that the edges look nice and so that you have a nice sized bag.
6. Repeat the steps 2 & 3 of the instructable.
Here mine. Tyvm for you instructable.
Iam4NUru (author)  Duckbrandsducttape2 years ago
That's awesome!
wikiq3 years ago
thanks so much. I got a little stuck on step 4 for a minute because I was afraid of messing up and didnt really get the fold over part. No matters, my bag is awesome!
jcantillon3 years ago
ducttape124 years ago
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compgeek974 years ago
i made one with black and dark blue stripes on the outside and it's great. I only loosely followed the directions though and i didn't tape the seams on the inside as well as the outside so i have to be careful not to pull the sides apart too hard. I can't get pics because I don't have a working camera. I'm going to use it to carry gym clothes back and forth to school.
Iam4NUru (author)  compgeek974 years ago
That sounds cool. I hope you like it.
12apelfrey4 years ago
This is really cool. I had to vote for you because your mom made me. lol good luck!!
iam4isu4 years ago
Way cool
This is way cool, too bad it's not Husker colors...
vonnie5174 years ago
That is really AWESOME!