How to make a cheap dollar store coin purse/wallet into a customized Dr. Who loving piece of fan gear. Basic sewing/beading skills required, but a beginner should have a pretty easy time of it.
Step 1: Materials
Any pleather/fake leather wallet and or coin purse would work fine for this project. I used black for the outer space look, but there’s no reason other colors wouldn’t do, and may give you a chance to work up some different environments. The Tardis lands everywhere after all J
Besides the wallet you will need:
Thread: Black and sturdy
Clear nail polish, or clear drying glue
Beading needle/ regular needle depending on the size of your beads
Beads (The most uniform you have, idealy a bit higher grade than generic seed beads to make a tighter fit), for the Tardis size and form I used you will need:
White mat or off white: 6
Dark Mat Blue or grey: 210
Silver/bright metallic: 68
Bluest Tardis Blue: 248
Black: 160, or more if you’d like more background
This is bare minimum, not counting insensible losses to vacume cleaners, gravity, Daleks, and Vashta Narada
Plus: Larger and varied beads for your background/ skyscape. I used a mix of dark blues, blacks, greys, silver, and a few crystal beads. You’ll want two sets, large and small, preferably with different colors that compliment each other.