I recently had the opportunity to work with Scotch Colors and Patterns Duct Tape.
I jumped right on it because I love working with unusual materials to create fun products and to stretch my creativity, and duct tape is one of those materials that challenges my imagination.
Did I mention this craft is SUPER SIMPLE!? And super fun!
- Scotch Colors and Patterns Duct Tape, Glamtastic
- Scotch Colors and Patterns Duct Tape, Doll-lightful
- Scotch Precision Scissors
- ScotchBlue Painter's Tape
- L-Square or ruler
- Flat surface for creating the garment
- 1 1/2yards 1 1/2" ribbon
- Optional: Cutting mat with ruled lies (I use this for EVERYTHING!)
- Create a 17" x 17" square of duct tape fabric (these are approximate measurement - below you will see how many actual strips I used). You will cut it down later but I like to make sure I have a big enough square.
- Line up 8 pieces of Scotch Colors and Patterns Duct Tape in Doll-lightful vertically on the cutting mat, making sure the edges of each row of tape are touching.
- NOTE: I use the ScotchBlue Painter's Tape to ensure the pieces stay down and in place as I create the "fabric"
- Once this side of the fabric is laid out, use the Scotch Colors and Patterns Duct Tape in Glamtastic and lay strips horizontally - you need 7 strips of Glamtastic and 1 strip of Doll-lightful (if you do the contrast stripe).
- When you have laid 5 rows of Glamtastic Duct tape, use the Doll-lightful duct tape and lay one strip, then continue with 2 strips of Glamtastic duct tape.
- Once you have finished your rectangle, measure with a L-square to create a "perfect" rectangle. Trim off the excess to create a clean rectangle. Then measure so that your rectangle is 15" Long x 14" wide when trimmed.
- Fold the fabric in half lengthwise. Using the roll of duct tape, create scallops on the bottom of the apron - line up the rolls along the bottom edge and trace. Cut along your traced lines.
- Finish your side edges by using a strip of Doll-lightful tape and taping half on one side of the fabric and folding it over to the other side and pressing down to adhere. (do this on both sides).
- Measure over 2" from the center point of the fabric, along the top edge.
- Measure/mark over 1" and another 1" (moving toward the outside edge)
- (see drawing)
- Fold the outside markings into the center marking to form a box pleat.- I use the ScotchBlue Painter's Tape to hold the pleat into place.
- Do this on both sides.
- The photo below shows my pleats held together with the ScotchBlue Painter's Tape and another piece of ScotchBlue Painter's Tape along the center fold.
- The waistband should measure approx. 10 "
- For the waistband: Use 3 strips of Doll-lightful duct tape that are 11" long. Layer the tape, overlapping 1" for each strip. Fold each end over 1/2 inches (to finish sides nicely.)
- Mark up 1 " from one edge, place the ribbon, matching the center of the ribbon to the center of the waistband along this 1 line and press down. (You can cut down the lengths of ribbon on each side after you are finished.)
- Match the waistband to the apron. The 1" portion of the exposed duct tape will tape to the apron - match up the top of the ribbon to the top of the apron. Then fold over the remaining exposed duct tape to the other side and press down.
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