Doctor Who Tote by Linbur0100

Summary

Category:
Quilting
Pattern:
Tardis tote bag
Status:
Complete
Started:
2012-12-01T00:00:00Z
Finished:
2012-12-31T00:00:00Z
Tutorial:
None

Description

I made this for my niece for Christmas using Spoonflower fabric. It was supposed to be a simple lined tote, no bottom, regular straps. But I wanted her to be able to carry books, etc. in it, so I wanted to make it more sturdy. I decided to quilt it, add a side panel to give it a box shape, and make a messenger bag handle since that is what she prefers. Using this approach, I was actually able to get two bags from the panel, which was a great bargain :smile:. This was my most challenging project to date, and I was afraid she might not appreciate it, being in that teenage phase when they appreciate all things storebought more than homemade. BUT thankfully, she totally :heart: :heart:ed it. :wink:. I quilted around all the lines on the TARDIS except the writing for the front. On the back I did a chevron pattern between the glasses. And for the sides/bottom panel, I used a zig-zag stitch to make lines shortways across the panel. I quilted all the pieces before construction, so that left me with "raw" edges inside the bag. So then I had to bind the inside edges of the bag. I wouldn't have it any other way, because she loves it so much. But honestly I haven't made the second one yet...it was that traumatizing...

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Comments

Sewnsew

You did a marvellous job with it. The second time around won't be as bad. ;)

Seeneed

Cute. Don't you just love spoonflower. Bet she gets lots of great comments on it.

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