Duct Tape Pencil Case Tutorial
I have to admit that I have a fascination with crafts made with duct tape. This Duct Tape Pencil Case Tutorial is one of easiest to make and it can be used for so many things. I use one of mine as a makeup case and another one to keep a stack of business cards and note pads together in my purse.
Grab your materials and start creating!
9 Colors of duct tape (tutorial shows using white, blue, yellow, light blue, gold, orange, green, red, and fuchsia)
2 round neodyne magnets
key chain ring
Self-healing cutting mat
Corked back metal ruler
1/8″ hole puncher
Place a parchment paper measuring 10″ wide x 15″ high on top of your worktable. Starting from the bottom, place 9 strips of white duct tape across the parchment paper. Be sure the strips overlap along the long edges by at least 1/8″.
Flip over and place the duct tape/parchment paper on your worktable in the landscape position.
Peel off parchment paper.
Starting at the bottom of the half-made fabric, place 6 strips of blue duct tape across it.
Be sure the strips overlap along the long edges by at least 1/8″. Trim down the fabric to 10″ x 15″.
Place the fabric on your worktable in the portrait position, white side facing up.
Cut two strips of 6″ white duct tape. Measure and mark 6″ from the bottom left and right corners of the fabric.
Starting at the two marks, vertically place each strip along the left and right edges. Be sure the strips are halfway on the fabric.
Fold back the vertical tape strips and pull up the bottom portion of the fabric. Push down along the outer edges to form the main pocket.
Trim the corners of the flap in a curved line.
Cut 12″ strips of various colored tape. Trim the width of each trip to 1/4″. Use these strips to decorate the front of the pencil case.
Trim edges of strips that extend past the edges of the pencil case.
Flip bag over so the opening is face up. Place a magnet on the inside of the flap, centered and approximately 1/2″ from the top edge. Cover with a piece of white duct tape.
Place a magnet inside the pocket, centered and approximately 1/2″ from the bottom edge. Push it against the top fabric of the pocket and cover from the inside with a piece of white duct tape.
Using the hole puncher, make a hole on the upper left corner of the pencil case near the top of the pocket.
Loop the key ring through the hole.
Close the flap and flip the bag over.
For a detailed video tutorial:
Doesn’t that look like a lot of fun to make? Just think of all the uses possible.
This tutorial on making a Duct Tape Notebook Cover is from the series by Duct Tape Queen, Richela Fabian Morgan, “Three Back to School Duct Tape Projects Your Kids Will Love!” Fabian Morgan is the author of the Duct Tape Series Books: Tape It & Make It, Tape It & Make More, Tape It & Wear It and her newly released book, Duct Tape Bags.
Images and article provided with media release to Simply Sherryl.