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. Thankfully, 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. 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. 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.
Have you seen those awesome iPhone 4(s) cases that you can cross stitch on the back of? Aren’t they the coolest?!
I have an Android phone and they don’t make them for my phone.
No! Wait! Do not despair! No matter your phone, you too can have a cutie cross stitch case!
Wee Little Stitches has figured it out! Clear silicone/rubber case, some Aida and floss and you’re set! I know I’ll be off to the markets soon to secure one of these cases, so I can have something awesome on the back of my phone… Maybe a Nyan Cat? Or my awesome peacock? The possibilities are endless!!