Introduction: Insulated Duct Tape Winter Coat

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Wallets,hats, bags and backpacks, cases and skins. These are all things that you can make from duct tape. I love them all but I wanted to make something new, something barely anyone if anyone has done before. So i came up with an idea. A duct tape coat, a insulated winter coat to be precise. And after days of work and 2 e-large rolls of duct tape i made it. and now im going to show you how to do it

Step 1: Supplies

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heres a list of things you need to make it. There are some things in the picture that you dont need. I learned you could go without them while making it
2 rolls of duct tape, just get a lot of it
an insulator such as foam batting. not padding batting
a coat to model off of
strong scissors
polar fleece if you want to put something more over the batting
 at least 6 small clamps

Step 2: Starting It

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first you need to put some strips of tape togather to make a larger square of tape. It should all be stickky side up. So you do a small overlap to attach them togather. Put about 1/2 of a strip over the other and continue.You should end up with a large square of tape that could easily wrap around yourself. This is a tedious part so dont give up if some tape accidently folds over and ruins it. Try to salvage as much of it as you can if that happens. Then you take a piece of badding of equal size and put it on the tape square so it sticks. You can now test if the base is wide enough to wrap around you without ruining it. Add to it if its not wide enough

Step 3: Configuring the Base

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Fold the sides of it to the middle and you should start to see the shape of a coat. Take the small clamps and clamp the top 2 times of each side. The space in the middle will be for the neck hole. It wont be as much of a hole as it is 2 cuts on either side. Now tape up the top so its closed off on both sides. Only tape the sides because you need to be able to put your neck thourgh the middle of them. It will look like a coat with no sleeves or arm holes. You can take off the clamps form the top since its taped and will hold itself togather. Put the clamps on the sides, 2 on each, in the middle of the 2 will be where you will cut the arms so you can choose where you want them. Take the scissors and cut off a piece that looks like this ) on the right side this (   cut it through both layers and when you take it out you should have a nice arm hole in the coat. It should look like a vest now because there are no sleeves.

Step 4: Sleeves

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To make the sleeves you do the same thing you did for the base but not as wide. Put some peices togather so that it is wide enough to wrap around your arm with some extra room. After you have made it wide enough add on a couple more pieces because it will be a thicker with the badding on it and might not wrap around completely. Cut the batting so you can lay it side to side with, cut it so that it is an 1 1/2 shorter than the tape. Take your arm if you have someone to help you. Of your on your own you can use a large piece of pipe to modle your arm. Wrap it around and stick the part of the tape that doesnt have badding covering it onto the top of the other side and you should have a tube that your arm can easily into. It will be a little stiff but will soften up over time. Make another one for your other arm the same way

Step 5: Attaching the Sleeves

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cut a corner off the sleeves so they make a right angle with the other corner. This will make it angle down instead of straight out when you attach it to the arms slips you made in the previous step. Put a sleeve onto its slit and attach it to the base with two pieces of tape stuck togather. Now put a couple more pieces on so you can make sure its sucure for when your permanently attach it. Take a piece of tape and run it from the sleeve to the base lengthwise. Do that repeatedly on both sleeves and they should be sucure. done. The tape should make it waterproof but if youn dont trust the tape then you ca use the plastic liner in the supplies picture to make it completely waterproof. It will be a little stiff and in need of some adjustment but you can do that easy.

Step 6: Extra's

here are some extra things to help it.

1. slice a large shirt up the front and put it in the coat,the sleeves go in the sleeves, and you will be protected from the scracthy lining

2. cut a small slit on the back of the sleeves where your elbows are to make it more flexible. Then cover that with a piece of tape a little bigger than the slit to keep it flexible and still water proof and keep you warm

3.use different color duct tape to make logos on in like your initials or a flag or something

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Anielskaanieladiy (author)2016-08-14

just wow :-)

Bwilson Props (author)2013-09-20

could you make this with this this method?
it's Connor Kenway's coat from ACIII

gardenwife (author)2010-11-30

Great job! I need this....Only made out of bubble wrap and duct tape. I'm a klutz! :D

Scumm7 (author)gardenwife2010-12-02


ostomesto (author)Scumm72010-12-02


Scumm7 (author)ostomesto2011-07-13

From the movie, "Dude, Where's My Car?" Really dumb, but funny.

ostomesto (author)Scumm72011-07-13

oh hahahaha

ostomesto (author)gardenwife2010-11-30

Bubble wrap could keep it warm to. It wouldn't be as itchy but it woudldnt be fuzzy. It would still work but I suggest using some sort of insulator other than bubble wrap. But it all depends on what conditions you would use it in

imshanedulong (author)2010-12-02

Well..... I gotta say this out does my duct tape vest instructable.... It was gonna be a sweater but I ran out.

Good job! This is really cool!

ostomesto (author)imshanedulong2010-12-02

you can make your sweater a jacket just by adding sleeves and thanks

imshanedulong (author)ostomesto2010-12-30

Well I was going to add sleeves but like I said I ran out.

ololol (author)2010-12-29

now, lets make duct tape CONDOMS!

JohnMichael (author)2010-12-09

I believe the correct term is "batting", not badding.

ostomesto (author)JohnMichael2010-12-09

Thanks I will make the changes ASAP. The good thing is people actually know what it instead of being all confused. I was wondering if people would know what it is and apparently they do

skm123 (author)2010-12-07


zombiekiller42 (author)2010-12-04

I is thinking DUCK TAPE LELETHER JACKET!!!!!! :P

pokerstud001 (author)2010-12-02

You should add a zipper from an old coat.

ostomesto (author)pokerstud0012010-12-02

i could do that but i dont know how wwell it would hold onto the tape and it might tip off

pokerstud001 (author)ostomesto2010-12-03

Sow it in real well.

Kaiven (author)2010-12-01

Now you just need a collar or a hood, like on my duct tape jacket instructable...
Never posted info on the collar, but I have it for school cause the stiff hood gets in the way.

ostomesto (author)Kaiven2010-12-01

I might do that its an idea. Hey I didnt know that anyone else made a duct tape jacket before me. I dont want you to think that i stool your idea. But i love yours to its great im making one

ScottWeeks (author)2010-12-01

First off.. AWESOME!!

Second, since this jacket uses other than duct tape, I think a nicer version calls for some fur inside.. fake or real fur either way it would make this project 1000X more awesome {-x

ostomesto (author)ScottWeeks2010-12-01

i really appreciate all this good feedback im getting from people. thanks

i was going to put some fur inside but i couldnt find it and the contest ended that day so i went without it. But if i did find it(and i think i did) i couldnt use it because it SUPER thick(its a sheepskin) but i could fix that by removing the badding and putting that in instead. I could only put it in the main section because there wouldnt be room for my arms if I put it in the sleeves, and i would have to take apart the sleeves.

So far my arms have low flexibility but im working on that now. i might add in some pivit point by cutting a small slit or just taking them apart and putting in a lighter thinner fabric or fuzz. I'm thinking a layer or two or polar fleece would work great.

But whenever i add something new and awesome to this I will post pics of it or video and how to make it. but i guarentee i will put in a fur by some time.Oh and btw i forgot to add this in but you can use 2 strips on addhesive velcro for a zipper replacement

P.S. have you actually made the jacket 'cause i would love to see pics of it:) vote for me in the contest.. oh wait votings done :0 hope you voted for me

protomind (author)2010-12-01

Nice work, I would be careful though if it were too cold out. You wouldn't want to sweat in sub zero temps with the jacket on.

ostomesto (author)protomind2010-12-01

thanks. but it does get pretty toasty in there sometimes. i live further south in the U.S. so chances are it will get that cold. But if its below zero or only 10' degrees out then i waould probebly stay indoors. i would only use it for sledding and snowball fights. im only 12.

the best thing to do in that tempurture is put a glass of water in the microwave, get it hot or boiling and toss it in to the air outside and it will evaporate really cool like:)

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