In part one of her post, Marie shared a fun, striped crochet bag pattern with us. You can find the pattern in part I HERE. Crochet bags are great, but without a liner, you’re limited in what you can carry inside. In today’s post, she will show us how to make an easy, removable, DIY duct tape liner that requires no sewing at all!
- Craft Scissors
- Duck Color Duct Tape in Winking White
- Duck Ducklings Mini Duct Tape in Pink
- Plastic Key Chain Clips
Step One. Make DIY duct tape liner panels.
This removable, no-sew liner is made using strips of Duck Color duct tape. Not only is it super easy to make, but it’s also easy to wipe clean in case of a spill.
Using the Winking White duct tape, lay down overlapping strips of tape with the sticky side UP in horizontal rows that are slightly wider than each of your crochet bag panels. (Tip: If you have long hair, like I do, you may want to tie it up before you get started!)
It’s much easier to start with shorter strips since longer strips can sometimes get twisted and stuck together. Once you have a set of horizontal strips that are slightly larger than your bag, lay strips of tape with the sticky side DOWN on top of those strips in vertical rows. Letting the tape cross in different directions makes the liner a bit sturdier.
To trim the panel, place your finished crocheted bag on top of the liner panel and trim the liner panel with a scissor. (You can also use a pencil to draw an outline first and then cut around the outline.) Discard the excess tape.
Step Two. Join your liner panels together.
Once you have both of your liners ready, you’ll join the liner panels together.
I wanted my DIY duct tape liner to have a little flair, so I used Duck Ducklings mini duct tape in pink. You could use the same color as your liner instead. Place the liner panels on top of each other. Place tape around the bottom edge first and fold it over so that the panels seal closed at the bottom. Next, place tape along the sides and fold the tape over so that the panels seal closed at the sides.
Trim away any excess tape. Fold the top edge of each panel over until it is the right size for your bag. (If you’ve sealed your sides up all the way, just use your scissor to cut open the edge of the tape slightly.)
Use a short piece of tape to hold the folded edge in place. Tape the folded edges down, wrapping the tape around both sides of the liner and trimming away any excess.
Slip the finished liner into your crocheted bag and fill with the necessities!
Thanks to Marie Segares from Underground Crafter for guest posting for us today with part two of her crochet bag pattern and DIY duct tape liner project! Please show Marie some love by visiting her blog and keep in touch with her on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and find some of her crochet patterns on Etsy.
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