How Sturdy Are Duct Tape Purses?

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The sturdiness of duct tape purses depends largely on a few key aspects of their design. Learn about how sturdy duct tape purses really are with help from a graphic designer and illustrator in this free video clip.

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Video Transcript

Hi, everybody. My name is Gene, and I'm a graphic designer and illustrator. I've been working in the industry for about 15 years. Today we're going to test and see how sturdy exactly are duct tape purses. Let's go take a look. So right here I have a purse that I made out of duct tape and the way that we made this is I first cut my pattern out of construction paper so this is just regular construction paper and I covered it in strips of duct tape, both front and back just like we have here so you can see that essentially even if I pull this out, you can't see that but I was hoping there would be a little piece of the cardboard, or excuse me the construction paper in the center that you could see but it's going to be a little too tiny. Anyway, we've got a little purse here made strictly out of duct tape and I'm a pretty strong guy and this thing is you know, even if I were to pull it apart on the outside where the duct tape attaches, even the duct tape itself is very sturdy. So this is going to last you for quite a while. I wouldn't worry about, you know, I mean if you are going to throw it through a wood chipper, sure it's going to break but just in terms of durability I mean look at this, bam, just crush it right up and then it flops back out and it's a little wrinkled, sure but it basically retains its shape. And that's how sturdy they are. I can't tell you in terms of exact foot pressure, foot pounds per square inch but that's pretty sturdy. I'm not going to lie, that's going to take you a long way before you have to bust out the duct tape and construction paper and make a new one. So as you can see they are really actually pretty sturdy. Thanks for watching, if you have any questions, please feel free to ask.


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