Introduction: TARDIS Purse

I made a TARDIS purse for my Doctor Who obsessed niece! For the blue fabric I cut out two large rectangle pieces of fabric for the body of the purse, one medium sized square for the flap, then two long strips for the side and one short strip for the bottom. I then took a starry patterned piece and did the same and used fabric glue to attach it. The strap is about 24 inches long. 

For the flap, I cut out 2 white squares for the windows, 6 very thin black strips for the window panes, and 1 black strip for the embroided "Police Box". I traced out "Police Box" and "Public Call" with a lead pencil on the black strip and used white embroidery thread to embroider it.

I then used a sewing machine to sew it all together!

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    So many! A couple of "Is it bigger on the inside" jokes, but a lot of people ask where I got the bag. I love telling them that I made it! It's a great way to find other Whovians for sure.

    We do live in a wonderful world where you make such  very cool things :-)

    I wish I could sew one but do not have a sewing machine. But is a neat purse.

    I like it... not too difficult to do... would make a great present. Very nice!

    OK, somebody's got to say it. "Is it bigger on the inside?"

    Because I know some women's purses where it's amazing how much fits in there!

    how many yards of fabric would you recommend buying?

    How much of each fabric would I need to buy?

    Great job and well designed! Congrats on a job well done!

    Hi, i wanna make that as a gift for my friend who love Doctor Who. Please, what is size of "body" rectangles?

    I love love love this! I just wish you had detailed the instructable as to how it was sewn together. The pictures don't show the flap real well, so I can't tell how that and the straps are connected. Other than that, WELL DONE!!!

    Great idea! I would love to make one of these for my daughter who is a huge Dr. Who fan!

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    This was my very first sewing project using a sewing machine, so it was a lot of trial and error of figuring out what to do. I do wished I documented it more! Overall it was a very easy project, the most time consuming and tedious part was the embroidery. If I did again I think I would use felt for the "Police Box" instead of thick black fabric, would have saved me a lot of time.

    For the flap and straps: I sewed the flap to the back outside of the purse and the I sewed the straps on the inside sides. When I sewed the straps I did kind of an X so it would be nice and sturdy. Hope this helps!

    Thank you so much for explaining further for me! That sounds like it should help me out alot! I'm hoping to find time before Christmas to get started on making one of my own. Thanks again for the idea and inspiration!