Making Myself a TARDIS Bag

Making Myself a TARDIS Bag

Gadabout Bag c/o StudioKat Designs

For me, a useful bag has to be big enough to hold my basics, plus a little knitting, and my son’s medications.  This means that small bags are a no-go territory for me.  I also don’t always want to carry around a huge bag, either.  Unfortunately for me, in the “middle zone” there seems to be very little that suits me.  I do prefer a shoulder/cross body strap bag, but I prefer fabric, or leather, to the nylon style that most seem to be made of. I’ve been wanting a “TARDIS bag” for a while, but I’ve never been able to find one that has been a good blend of really useful and really “TARDIS-y”.  I knew that I would probably end up having to make it.  But then it became a task of finding the right pattern vs going through the task of having to draft my own. PBB SketchThankfully, my Mother-In-Law and I have a bit of a cache of handbag and purse patterns.  Amongst them, I found the perfect candidate.  The Gadabout by StudioKat Designs ticked all the boxes.  Large enough for my needs, without being huge, it’s a cross body strap, and I can customise the look of it relatively easily. I’ve traced out all my pattern pieces, and started mapping out how I want the exterior to look.  The plan is to cross stitch the Police Public Call Box sign, and the windows.  I’ve found some printable fabric at Logan’s Patchwork Fabrics, so I can print the door sign for the front pouch.  I’m also thinking about putting a Seal of Rassilon on the back, but I’ll see how I go with charting that. SealOfRassilon My fabric is already organised.  I have some lovely “galaxy” style fabric for the lining, and some light drill cotton for the exterior. I just need some webbing for the strap, and the notions to finish it off. fabrictardisbag I’ve read through the pattern instructions, and there is actually quite a bit of making in this bag.  The construction is different than other bags I’ve made in the past.  So I think, while I’m doing the embellishments for the TARDIS bag, I’ll also put together a plain version, so I can work through the pattern before I cut into my galaxy fabric. I’m quite excited at the idea of this TARDIS bag, even though it’s still a little ways off from being made.

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