How to Make a Duct Tape Fabric Swatch
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Fabrics come in all shapes, sized and textures—so why not make one out of duct tape? This unique craft idea has endless possibilities. Coasters, placemats, you name it! Work those creativity muscles to weave a duct tape fabric creation of your dreams.*
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Place the second strip sticky side up so it slightly overlaps the edge of the first strip.
Roll out and cut another strip of duct tape to the same length.
Ruler or measuring tape
Cut and overlap strips until you have the appropriate width and length for your fabric project.
Turn the sheet so the strips are running vertically.
Cut a strip to lay across the sticky side up strips. Start at the top and work your way down. These strips get placed sticky side down. Remember to overlap edges.
Continue laying the strips sticky side down until all of the sticky sides of the “bottom” strips are covered.
Trim off sticky edges.
* Adapted with permission from Got Tape? Roll Out the Fun With Duct Tape!, by Ellie Schiedermayer, published by Krause Publications, Iola, WI, www.krausebooks.com, phone: 800-258-0929.
Start your duct tape fabric by cutting a strip of duct tape to the desired length and lay it sticky side up on your work surface.