How to Make a Duck Tape Pouch with a Zipper

We were ready for a Fresh Start with Finances and the envelope system we’ve heard so much about from Dave Ramsey, was calling our name. We needed something more than just plain envelopes though. Something colorful, exciting, new, and different! I opened the craft cupboard and there it was, Duck tape left over from creating Duck tape wallets! Challenge accepted! I had fun creating a Duck tape pouch with a zipper. So much fun, in fact, that I made seven duck tape pouches! They are just the perfect size for money!

How to Make a Duck Tape Pouch with a Zipper

Duck Tape Pouch with a Zipper

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I’ve been getting a lot of use out of my Fiskars 24X36 inch Self Healing Rotary Cutting Mat lately. It is perfect for this job!

Place a 7 inch zipper right side up,  with zipper pull on the left side. Line the center of the zipper on a cutting mat line.

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Use decorative Duck tape (I used Mickey Mouse from Hobby Lobby but you can also purchase it here) and cut two one inch lengths to reinforce the ends of the zipper.

Duck Tape Pouch with Zipper

Place a 9 inch piece of Duck tape over the edge of the zipper and reinforcement tape.

Duck Tape Pouch with Zipper

Overlap another piece on the 4 inch line.

Duck Tape Pouch with Zipper

Repeat on the other side of zipper.

Duck Tape Pouch with Zipper

Flip your work over and repeat steps on the opposite side, overlapping tape.

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You have now created Duck tape ‘material’!

Flip back to the front side and trim the sides to eight inches using an acrylic ruler and rotary cutter.

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Fold in half at the zipper and trim bottom edge to 4 inches (if needed).

Duck Tape Pouch with Zipper

Cut an additional eight inch strip and attach this strip to the bottom of the pouch leaving half exposed.

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Fold exposed half up, sticky side up, and attach to the second side of the pouch.

Duck Tape Pouch with Zipper

Duck Tape Pouch with Zipper

This will create a smooth finish inside preventing a sticky bottom that money will adhere to.

Trim the ends.

Duck Tape Pouch with Zipper

Cut an additional 9 inch length of Duck tape and cut in half lengthwise.

Duck Tape Pouch with Zipper

Place half of one strip of tape at the bottom of pouch.

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Flip pouch over and fold the remaining tape up.

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Duck Tape Pouch with Zipper

Cut the remaining 9 inch strip in two and attach to each end.

img_0870 img_0871 img_0872 Duck Tape Pouch with ZipperCreate a clear pocket by placing two pieces of clear packing tape back to back (over four inches wide).

Duck Tape Zippered Pouch

Duck Tape Pouch with Zipper

Cut a piece of Duck tape a little over four inches and then cut it into fourths lengthwise.

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Place one piece on the bottom of the clear packing tape half on, half off.

Duck Tape Pouch with Zipper

Place the second piece at the top edge of the clear packing tape half on, half off.

Duck Tape Pouch with Zipper

Trim the sides to make your pocket four inches wide.

Duck Tape Pouch with Zipper

Pull top piece back and fold over clear tape, lining up with the edge on the front. This will create a pocket lip.

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Place the remaining two Duck tape pieces on each ends of the pocket (half on, half off) and trim.

Duck Tape Pouch with Zipper

It is helpful to use a business card to determine where the ends should be placed.

Duck Tape Pouch with Zipper

Pull the pocket off the cutting mat and center on the front of the pouch.

Duck Tape Pouch with ZipperInside of pouch.

Duck Tape Pouch with Zipper

Duck Tape Zippered Pouch

The final dimensions of the Duck tape pouch will be 4″ x 8″.

We were ready for a Fresh Start with Finances and Duck tape was staring me in the face. This Duck Tape Pouch with a Zipper is just the right size for money!

Are these duck tape pouches with a zipper awesome, or what? I’m loving them!

The Duck tape pouch with a zipper takes the Envelope System to a whole new level!

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