August 5, 2012

TARDIS Ipad Bag pocket

Tardis ipad case

I wanted a pocket for my no-thrills iPad case to put in my earphones and such, and the TARDIS instantly came to mind (bigger on the inside).  I cut a rectangle of blue velvet (which I would not recommend to new sewers, it sheds and shreds like crazy).  I sewed the velvet to a matching piece of cotton, right sides together leaving one side open, then turned it inside out and finished the open side.  If you are looking for the quilted effect, just using velvet won’t show very well, you do need a thin layer of batting. I folded over and sewed a small piece of velvet in the same method to make the top.

Ipad caseI started with a basic zip case, the fabric is like the stuff used in scuba suits.

The TARDIS (or police box) has eight squares.  The two top squares are windows, the rest are paneling, with another square showing a sign.  I’m considering printing and transferring the lettering of the sign as a patch later. As I embroidered the words on the top (POLICE PUBLIC CALL BOX), I realized two things.  One that I should use embroidery floss and not quilting thread, and two, that I am not very good at embroidery.  If I was going to do this project again I would do the iron-on transfer patch thing for the top sign as well.

Tardis ipad case

I sewed the finished pocket to the case by hand, leaving the top open.  After testing, I plan to put in a strip of velcro for a more secure pocket.

There are many TARDIS projects out there.  As I was exploring them on Pinterest I cam across a cool blog called Pinstrosity– It explored people who see a picture on Pinterest and try to duplicate it to humorous or disastrous results.  It reminded me of the now defunct “You knit what?”

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