Make an iPhone Purse with Duck Tape and Buttons

Make a Duck Tape  iphone purse with buttons galore and more buttons.  I was struggling with ideas to make for my projects this month featuring buttons. While I was sitting around brainstorming, I started playing with the fancy roll of Duck Tape I had and next thing ya know, I had made a mini purse. Now, I don’t have photos to share showing how I made the purse exactly. That’s what happens when a girl get crafty at 11pm with no plan. However, I’ll tell you how I did it.

I used buttons to create the closing feature on this purse. I hand stitched these buttons in place so they would be more sturdy than a simple adhesive attachment. I think it would be fun to sew extra embellishments and designs on the purse too.


Make a Duck Tape cell phone purse with buttons galore and more buttons

Duck Tape cell phone purse


Make your own iPhone purse

Make your own iPhone purse

Materials I used:

  • Duck Tape
  • Vacation – Coordinating buttons
  • Embroidery thread and needle

– no kidding, that’s it!

How to make your own iPhone purse with Duck Tape and Buttons:

  1. Create a sheet of double sided Duck Tape that is 3 tape strips wide and 11″ long. To make the sheet, tear off 3 pieces of tape that are about 11″ long,  lay them next to each other, overlapping on the side by about 1/4″. Repeate this step and then stick the two large pieces on top of each other.
  2. Fold the bottom up about 4″ and tape the sides. Now you should have a pocket with a flap.
  3. Cut a small hole on each side of the pocket opening.
  4. Using a long strip of duck tape, make a strap for your purse. Roll or fold the strip of tape until it is more like a cord with no sticky side showing. RUn the cord through each hole on the purse pocket. Place tape around the edges of the cord so that it stays in place.
  5. Add your buttons
    1. Sew buttons in place however you’d like.
    2. Wrap thread around the bottom button and leave a piece hanging so you can use it to wrap around the flap button to keep your purse closed.
iPhone purse pocket

iPhone purse pocket


iPhone purse flap

iPhone purse flap


iPhone purse button closeup

iPhone purse button closeup


Fun colors to make your own iPhone purse

Fun colors to make your own iPhone purse


I always carry a super small purse, so you could use this as your wallet or add more pockets to carry more little treasures. I think it would be neat to add a few different Duck Tape patterns too. Get creative with the Duck Tape to make your own fun purse. I’d love to hear what you come up with!

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Jen Goode is the owner and “doodler in charge” of JGoode Designs, a Denver based art and design studio. She has been a creative professional since 1996, developing art for a variety of uses in an array of mediums from handmade crafts to Graphic design and illustration. Jen, a designer member of CHA, is a tech savvy, work-at-home mom of 3 who shares her creative inspirations with other moms through her sites Projects for Preschoolers and 100 Directions and as a featured contributor on various sites throughout the web. Jen's motto is "Inspiring Smiles Every Day".

2 Responses to Make an iPhone Purse with Duck Tape and Buttons

  1. Denise May 13, 2013 at 4:01 PM #

    Very cute idea! Where do you find such cute duck tape?

  2. connor May 24, 2013 at 9:46 PM #

    your amazing at making duct tape stuff keep doing it

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