Inner Tubes Creative Reuse

Some artisans call it “vegan leather” and that’s because inner tubes can be cut and sewn together like leather. A lot of the projects you would make with leather can be made instead with inner tubes. In this Trashmagination podcast episode, we’ll talk about ways you can creatively reuse inner tubes whether you are a craftsperson or just want some cool storage and exercise options.

Trashmagination’s Pinterest Board of inner tube projects

Sewing Inner Tubes

My Inner Tube Bracelet / Cuff

I designed a bracelet or cuff. I perform with a taiko group and my inspiration was the pattern that the tacks or byo make on the drum head.

How I punched holes in my inner tube for my bracelet / cuff design
This is how I punched the holes in the inner tube. I taped it to a piece of scrap wood, then drew a basic design on a piece of paper and punched through the paper to the inner tubes. In most cases, a little bit did not cut through and I cut it with small scissors.
My hands playing taiko - see the byo pattern? Photo by Bruce Hollywood, April 2016
My hands playing taiko – see the byo pattern? Photo by Bruce Hollywood, April 2016

Inner Tube Projects that Don’t Involve Sewing

Artists Who Work with Recycled Inner Tubes

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