Friday, May 2, 2014

Doctor Who Tardis Bag Tutorial with Marissa from Rae Gun Ramblings

Today, I am so excited to have one of my favorite people in the whole word, Marissa from Rae Gun Ramblings, here to share a fantastic project. Marissa is a creative and sewing master, some of my favorite projects from her blog include her DIY Moby Wrap and her Fancy Nancy Dress Tutorial. If you are a Harry Potter fan, be sure to check out the amazing Harry Potter baby costumes in her shop! Make sure you check out her blog and leave some comment love! 
Step by step instructions for how to make your own Dr Who Tardis bag at Rae Gun Ramblings
I am so stinking excited to be here while Debra has some time recovering and getting use to life with her new sweet baby girl. If you didn't already know Debra is a HUGE Whovian, like themed phone case, belt buckle, t-shirt wearing Dr. Who fan. So I thought for my post today that I'd share an easy Tardis Bag Tutorial to celebrate her obsession. But before we get to that I should probably introduce myself.
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I'm Marissa from Rae Gun Ramblings where I blog about all things creative, yummy, and bookish. I also run a shop where I sell handmade baby clothing and bookish fan gear as well as some that counts as both (can you say little Gryffindor outfits?). Make Your Own Tardis Bag
Dr Who Bag-007s
What You Need
  • Blue Fabric 36 x 12 inches and 4 x 44 inches
  • Lining fabric 36 x 12 inches
  • White iron on Vinyl
Dr Who Bag-009s
What to Do
  1. Fold your fabric pieces in half lengthwise so the right sides are together and sew up both edges on the large pieces and the long side on the strap piece.
  2. Turn the strap right side out and iron.
  3. Turn the blue fabric right side out and stuff the lining inside.
  4. Fold both the blue bag and lining bag under 1 inch and iron.
  5. Tuck the strap between the blue fabric and lining fabric and pin at the seam. Sew around the top of the bag making sure to catch the straps.
  6. Next make your Tardis image out of iron-on vinyl. If you've never used iron-on vinyl be sure to check out my how to use heat-transfer vinyl post for basics, tips, and tricks. If you use Cricut Craft Room you can just use my file by downloading it here. Otherwise it's easy just to cut out boxes by hand. You'll need 5 that are the same size squares. One with the same height but a little more narrow rectangle then the boxes with the windows (just cut the large rectangle then cut the lines and pull the boxes slightly apart). Also cut a long line. And finally you'll need to cut the lettering (make sure to cut it out mirrored so when you iron it it will face the right direction). Easy peasy.
  7. Iron on and you're good to go.
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So there you go now you (and Debra) can revel in your Dr. Who geekiness together! If the bag tutorial went a little fast you can see my tutorial for my 15 minute reversible book bag tutorial which uses the same steps with just a slightly different size bag.
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I hope you'll stop by Rae Gun Ramblings blog and say hi. Here are a few of my favorite posts in an attempt to lure you in ;) But really thanks for having me Debra. I cannot wait to snuggle your cute little girl!
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26 comments:

Lorene Nance said...

Love it, Marissa! I probably need at least 5 :)

Sara Dee said...

Whovian right here!! This is beautiful! :D

marissa | Rae Gun Ramblings said...

Thanks so much for having me!

Brad & Kimber said...

What a fun project. I love how heat transfer vinyl can make any project totally custom!

Jesseca said...

I think I might need to get into Dr. Who. It's everywhere.

Leanne said...

This is so awesome! My daughter would go crazy over this bag!

Amy @ The Happy Scraps said...

What a fun project! My sister would LOVE this bag!

Lindsay @Artsy-Fartsy Mama said...

LOVE it!!! Love the inside fabric paired with the Tardis. SO awesome!

Jonie Marie said...

Such a fun project Marissa! I love the checkered inside!

Holly {Bits Of Everything} said...

This is so cute! I'm not a fan of the show yet, but my husband thinks I need to be. :)

Amanda Taylor said...

Am I the only person on the planet who's never seen this show? :(

Paula Parker said...

I love this project. It's nice to have a book tote different from anyone else's. I love the liner. Awesome!

Paula Parker said...

I love this project. It's nice to have a book tote different from anyone else's. I love the liner. Awesome!

Masshole Mommy said...

I have actually never seen this show, but I feel like I am totally missing out on something.

Janelle Shank said...

okay this is pretty much the coolest bag! I love it.

Chasity said...

AHHHHH I LOVE THIS SO MUCH. Doctor Who is one of my favorite shows. I want this.

celebdirtylaundry said...

I've sadly could never get into Doctor Who, it just wasn't for me.

Terri | Sugar Free Glow said...

Really cute! I wish I could sew!

kungphoo said...

Good manufacturing process...seems like a strong fabric and great product.

Liz Mays said...

I think this is really neat in spite of the fact I'm clueless about Dr. Who.

Krystal Butherus said...

the checkered fabric inside is adorable, love this!

Jhady said...

Looks so cute, although I am not into sewing but I adore people who can do this skill. My mom was good with this stuffs.

Debi@The Spring Mount 6 Pack said...

That is adorable. I have a friend who flip for it.

Maddi'sMommy said...

I have never seen this show but I know quite a few people who love it and bc of that I easily recognize Dr Who things and this is going to be a hit!

Lexie Lane said...

Oooh! I always love a nice tote bag! Love the colors too.

Anonymous said...

anyone downloaded this image in cricut craft room? I downloaded it and cannot figure out how to get it in the cricut craft room. Can anyone help me?

 
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