Make a Doll Sized Fashionista Purse with Duck Tape

This adorable doll-sized purse was made with Duck Tape.  There are so many creative and fun designs available now on Duck Tape and it can be found almost everywhere.  That is all you need for this, unless you want to embellish your purse with ribbons, buttons, beads or sequins.

The first step is to determine how large you want your purse or bag to be.  That will determine how much tape you use in step 1.

To Make the Bag:

Step 1 – Put tape pieces together the size of the bag you want by layering their edges and then put tape down the other way to create a liner, leaving enough room around the edge for it to stick together.

Step 2 – Cut a piece of tape 7 inches long and then cut it in half lengthwise.  Fold the two pieces in half lengthwise to create handles.

Step 3 – Tape the handles into the inside with tape.

Step 4 – Put your two sides together and trim the edges.

Step 5 – Add a reinforcement layer to the bottom and trim

Now you can embellish and add decorations to your bag.  I added a stripe with thin black Duck Tape, buttons from my collection at Buttons Galore and More and a ribbon to the handle.

Have fun creating doll fashion,

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  1. I think that is very adorable!

  2. This is a cute idea. I can’t wait to try it with different duct tape colors and patterns.

  3. I am going to try this with my leftover duck tape from my school supplies

  4. Cute Laura! I love the color combinations.

  5. sande cross says:

    this is one of the cutest ideas i’ve seen so far in this whole wonderful summer-long series!! thank you so much for this and all the ideas you have shared!!

  6. sande cross says:

    laura, what about using a piece of cording like that used in making piping for couch cushions, laying it on the sticky edge of a strip of duct tape, then rolling it up toward inside of the tape til the end of the tape to make round handles for the bag?

  7. This is very cute. I love duct tape. Are you left handed?

  8. Cute!

  9. Wow! Great craft Laura!

  10. Cute craft! 😀

  11. Grace AG Lover says:


  12. Great craft!

  13. Such a cute craft, Laura, and my dolls do love their bags and purses!

  14. So cute!!!!!

  15. This is very cute! Laura, where did you get McKenna’s t-shirt? :)

  16. I can’t wait for my birthday. Am getting the following:
    Julie’s calico dress. So adorable.
    Badger toys doll bunk bed.
    American girl sock and tights set.
    American girl cozy casual boots.
    Can not wait for my birthday is in two weeks. Yay!

  17. That’s so cute

  18. Wow! This craft is so easy!

  19. Megan!!!!!! says:

    Cute! Thanks Laura!

  20. So Cute Laura! And I have some Hello Kitty duct tape that I can use!

  21. Very cute, Laura. Thank you for sharing.

  22. I wonder if my penguin duct tape and a boxier (less flat-bottomed) shape would work as a skate bag? Maybe this winter…