It's really amazing the things that can be done with duct tape. Over the past couple of years this tool box staple has become a crafting material of choice, and is available in an ever-growing array of colours and patterns. Boo has acquired a fair collection. He is particularly fond of using narrow, metallic duct tape to make decorative patterns on various belongings.
Taking this crafting up at least a couple of levels, we have this new book from indie crafter, Richela Fabian Morgan, Duct Tape Bags: 40 Projects for Totes, Clutches, Messenger Bags, and Bowlers. Fabian Morgan began crafting with duct tape 8 years ago, with simple bifold wallets, and has 3 previous duct tape craft books in print.
This latest volume lays out clear instructions for creating 40 different bags in a variety of sizes and styles. The step-by-step directions are accompanied by photos, making it easy to follow along and feel confident you're on the right track. Before you get started on any of the projects, an introductory section lay out the basics of working with duct tape and the tools you will need. Specific tutorials walk you through the process of creating your duct tape fabric (the base of any project), and how to attach the three different bag closures required in the projects.
The projects are gorgeous, with easy to follow directions, and beautiful photography. Perfect for all you crafty types - maybe you can even use this to make some wonderful, hand-made bags for holiday gifting?
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