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Topic: The Doctor is In! (felted laptop bag)  (Read 6370 times)
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seamshistoric
« on: June 11, 2009 02:24:43 PM »

Hello! My name is Amanda, and I am a Doctor Who addict.
(waits as everyone says Hello).

I recently created proof of my addiction/obsession/problem when I had bought a new macbook. I wanted immediately to make a cover for it. So I did.

The pattern is my own, although basic guidelines (like how many stitches to cast on and how long to knit) came from a free pattern on Ravelry.



This is my first attempt at felting anything and the 'windows' felted very poorly.



The lining is a cotton from Joann's. I sewed the zipper on the lining pieces separately, then I sewed the "spine" last.  The felted exterior was sewn on by hand with a backstitch next to the zipper.



I 'embroidered' the letters on, using a lazy-daisy tacked down in a few places to keep the rounded letters open. Then I needlefelted them down, and thinned them from the original bulky-yarn width.





The Doctor was needlefelted freehand. ^^ I did use a reference for DT's profile though.




Thank you for visiting with me during this meeting of Whovians Anonymous.
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« Reply #1 on: June 11, 2009 02:30:24 PM »

That is an amazing creation. Well done.

Oh by the way, it's totally wisted. Cheesy
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« Reply #2 on: June 11, 2009 02:31:47 PM »

Hello Amanda.
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Very awesome. I have to say my favorite part is the silhouette! It's perfect. Grin (And the lining is great.)

Wonderful job!
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« Reply #3 on: June 11, 2009 02:32:49 PM »

i love this, you've done a great job of capturing the doctor Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: June 11, 2009 02:39:25 PM »

OMG I was just asking my bf if he wanted to watch Dr. Who. He was like, not now. So then I decided to go on Craftster.

LOOKIE WHAT WAS ON THE FRONT PAGE :-)

I dig it. I dig it good. Well done. Or, as the Doctor would say, "Fantastic!!"
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« Reply #5 on: June 11, 2009 02:41:58 PM »

This is fantastic.
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« Reply #6 on: June 11, 2009 04:47:55 PM »

Great job! I could tell right away that it was DT in the window!
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« Reply #7 on: June 11, 2009 06:21:30 PM »

Looks great, you really did a good job.  Just wanted to say that white doesn't felt well in general.  It's because it tends to be bleached or otherwise treated to get it to look that, well, white.  Next time you might want to test the white you get before trying to felt it.  I know there are whites out there that are feltable though.  My mom loves Dr. Who and she would love to have this. 
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« Reply #8 on: June 11, 2009 06:54:17 PM »

I had heard that about whites and this was actually called 'natural', which I had assumed meant 'not bleached'. Guess I was wrong ^^
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« Reply #9 on: June 12, 2009 05:50:21 AM »

This is so brilliantly done, and such a good idea!
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