Duct Tape Case for Nintendo DS Lite

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Introduction: Duct Tape Case for Nintendo DS Lite

make a great case for youn NDS or other electronic device easily out of nothing more than denim fabric and duct tape.

Supplies

Step 1: Get Your Materials

gather needed materials.
1. duct tape
2. denim/ other heavy but not scratchy material.
3. NDS
4. self adhesive velcro (optonal)

Step 2: Cut Denim to Size

lay your nds on the fabric and cut out a suitably sized length of fabric. slightly wider than the ds and long enouth to wrap around.

Step 3: Cover Denim in Tape, Cut to Actual Size

cover one side of the denim in duct tape. cut so that it is exactly the same width as the ds

Step 4: "hem" Edges

fold tape over all the edges.

Step 5: Make Sides.

attach two pieces and fold over to create the pocket as shown. make sure ds fits comfortably and snugly. add tape to inside to keep it from popping up like in the pic.

Step 6: Trim Length

put ds into the pocket and wrap remaining length around. trim to desired length. i left mine long to wrap around the back so i can add pockets for games later. hem that edge with tape also. cover inside flap with tape if desired.

Step 7: Add Velcro

stick velcro to flap and pocket to hold it shut.

Step 8: Finished!

your case is finished. it is easily customizable. add pockets, designs, whatever.

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    33 Comments

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    5STARGBLOOD
    5STARGBLOOD

    9 years ago on Step 2

    do u meen wrap around once as in its edge to edge or do u mean overlapping edges??

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    ahmad2117
    ahmad2117

    10 years ago on Step 5

    did you just fold it to make the pocket or did you use 2 peices and stuck them in

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    jamnoopers
    jamnoopers

    13 years ago on Introduction

    This is cool. I will definitely make this. The only downside is that duct tape smells bad....but then again, it is nearly free!

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    seabananers
    seabananers

    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

    yeah it smells bad but why would you even think of sniffing your ds case lol

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    Maxaxle
    Maxaxle

    10 years ago on Introduction

    That is undeniably cool, though I would have made a full pocket on the bottom instead of a flap. Extra work, yes, but it would hold your games better. Or maybe just tape an Altoids gum tin to the top/bottom of the case to hold 8, 9, maybe 10 games.

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    poptart432
    poptart432

    Reply 12 years ago on Introduction

    kool hope he likes it by also can i use this for my dsi

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    MissChillBones
    MissChillBones

    Reply 12 years ago on Introduction

    yes since the dsi is the same dimensions or very very close

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    mutt256
    mutt256

    13 years ago on Introduction

    i got one made of paper and duckk tape should i posty?

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    pebble712
    pebble712

    Reply 13 years ago on Introduction

    o-course i don't have much denim so that would be awesome

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    Gage987
    Gage987

    12 years ago on Introduction

    this inspires me to make a little sleeve to carry your DS in

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    amel01
    amel01

    13 years ago on Step 8

    how do you stick the velcro? tried fabric glue and super glue, they didn't work.

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    pebble712
    pebble712

    Reply 13 years ago on Step 8

    use the brand Scotch: reclosable fasteners they have sticky backsides u can find them at wal-mart