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How to Craft Duct Tape Fabric

Waterproof, strong, and surprisingly versatile, duct tape can readily be fashioned into fabric that you can use to create a variety of crafts, from dresses to wallets.


  • Step 1: Determine the size Figure out how much fabric you need. Measure a segment of duct tape with a tape measure and mark the length and width with a pencil.
  • Step 2: Cut off strips of tape Cut off strips of tape with the scissors. Overlap the strips by ½ inch to make sheets of duct tape fabric.
  • TIP: Duct tape comes in 20 colors, including camouflage. Vary the color of your fabrics for a complementary effect.
  • Step 3: Overlap the strips of tape Flip the sheet 90 degrees and cover the sticky side with a perpendicular strip of tape. Continue until the whole swatch is covered, with no sticky sides visible.
  • Step 4: Repeat the steps Repeat the previous steps to create as many full sheets of fabric as you need.
  • Step 5: Trim the edges Trim the edges for a smooth finish. Now you can piece together your duct tape fabric to make an assortment of items.
  • FACT: Duct tape was used to repair the Apollo 7 moonbuggy and to keep lunar dust out of moving parts.

You Will Need

  • Measuring tape
  • Pencil
  • Duct tape
  • Scissors

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