Jan 272013

I finished my dad’s passport document folder! Huzzah! Because of the cross-stitching, I figure it took me about 47 hours. O_o
11 doctors passport folder, exterior

I used the Wanderlust Pocketbook pattern from Everyday Handmade. It makes a super cute document folder, but the instructions have a couple of errors in them. For one, it tells you to cut the exterior fabric and the exterior’s interfacing an inch too narrow. For two (heh), it only reminds you in the instructions about applying about half of the interfacing pieces — you have to remember yourself to apply the other ones. Fortunately, I always apply my interfacing before sewing anything, but if any novice sewerers just went through and followed the instructions, they’d be sad at the end when they had leftover interfacing pieces.

Anyhoo, the waste canvas that I used to get the cross-stitching done was so neat! I just had to spray it with water, and the canvas threads came out pretty easily. You may notice in the picture below that the Tardis is on a different side than in the finished passport document folder. I ended up having to cut it apart in order to get the Tardis in a better place, so that’s why I wasn’t too upset when I found out that I also had to add width to the exterior because of the error in the book.
11 Dr Whos, removing the waste canvas

The inside of the passport folder has a whole lot of cute pockets for all kinds of stuff. My dad figured out that his Nexus 7 fit into the ticket pocket!
11 doctors passport folder, interior

I’m so glad this is done! I paid cash (er, PayPal) munee for that Dr. Who pattern, so I’m happy that it didn’t languish with the other patterns I’ve paid for and have yet to use. 😀 Thanks, Shanna and Melissa, for spurring me to finish this!
11 doctors passport folder, front close up
11 doctors passport folder, back close up

  11 Responses to “Have Eleven Doctors, Will Travel”

  1. You finished! It looks great, and that waste canvas looks fun, too. I might have to try that sometime. I like your “tickets” in the pocket!

  2. Thanks for your kind comments. You are very talented, Love the things you make :0)

  3. Very cool! The Doctors cross stitch is totally worth the work hours that went into it.
    I seem to recall having had a similar experience with one of the EH patterns…

  4. How cute! I have never done the waste canvas cross stitich, and am not always so keen on the counting part, but the product is so wonderful that I will need to try it sometime! Congratulations on the finish!

  5. Only 47 hours? Pfft… 😉 It looks fab, well done!

  6. A great finish! I really need to check out that Doctor Who show since so many people love it…

  7. This is fantastic! I hope your Dad loves the heck out of this. 🙂

  8. So cool! I’m in awe of your talent (and patience).

  9. I love this! I like seeing embroidery used in other applications than stuck in a frame.

  10. Oh so cute! love this! 🙂

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