Saturday, July 27, 2013

DIY Felt TARDIS Magnet

Zane and I finally became Whovians this year when we started watching the new episodes of Doctor Who on Netflix. This show is fantastic!

In addition to incorporating phrases like "Allons-y" and "Wibbly wobbly, timey, wimey stuff" into our everyday vocabularies, I recently created a TARDIS magnet in tribute to The Doctor. We also may or may not have discussed transforming a bedroom door into the TARDIS as well.


For all of you who are currently saying, "What's a TARDIS?" The TARDIS is Doctor Who's time-traveling space ship that looks like a police box but is way bigger on the inside. Watch the show. 

This is a simple sewing version of this DIY felt TARDIS magnet. 

Materials: 

Stiff blue felt 
Floppy blue felt (that's not a technical term - this is for a the sewing version)
Black felt
White felt
Black thread
White thread/needle
Small magnet
Hot glue gun/glue


DIY Felt TARDIS Magnet


1. Cut the stiff felt into a long rectangle with a little top hat. Mine is approximately 3x6'' from the top of the hat to the bottom. Cut a shorter rectangle of floppy felt.

2. Cut six holes out of the smaller, floppy felt. The real TARDIS has eight panels, but I make mine with six, because it's easier.

3. Place the floppy felt on top of the stiff felt and sew around the perimeter of the floppy felt. 
4. Sew between the panels, creating a nice three-dimensional shape. 

5. Cut small squares out of the white felt for windows. Sew them on with one horizontal stitch across the middle, and two vertical stitches to create a six-paneled window. 
6. Cut a small rectangle of black felt. Place it just above the windows and sew across the middle horizontally. 
7. Cut a small square of white (or pre-cut it into the dome shape of the light). Place it in the top hat part of the stiff felt and sew it down the same way you sewed the windows.  


8. Trim the top corners of the TARDIS to have a little stair-step to the top. Trim around the light to make it dome-shaped. 
9. Hand-sew the words "Police Box" large with an empty space between them. Then hand-sew "Public Call" small in the empty space. Aim for accuracy with "Police Box" and the basic shape of the letters for "Public Call." 

10. Hot glue a small magnet on the back. 



Voila! You're own TARDIS magnet! If that seems too difficult, or you just don't want to make your own, but you still want one of your own, then visit my etsy shop! I just listed a few, but they're likely to sell out fast!



The TARDIS!

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