January 25

Make an Upcycled Doctor Who Tote Bag

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With the holidays over, school’s definitely back in session.  Why not dress up your everyday look with a fun DIY Doctor Who Inspired Tote Bag made upcycling clothing? Elizabeth Hudec on DIY Ready has got a tutorial on making this fun bag using a tweed jacket, button down dress shirt, bow tie, and couple of belts (for the straps).  And if you were feeling adventurous, you could probably take the leftover sleeve parts and make pockets for the inside! A-llonsy!

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January 24

Wookie the Chew

As a way to help us all try and think warm, fuzzy (furry) thoughts today in the midst of Winter Storm Jonas, I present a homemade Wookie the Chew!

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AMC3586 posted a series of photos of the Chewbacca Teddy Bear here being made by his wife, over at Imgur. She’s making the bear for their son, who will be born in May…when it’s supposed to be nice and toasty warm outside again. The bear is based on Florida artist and illustrator James Hance’s book, The House at Chew Corner. ‘Wookiee The Chew’, in the style of the original Pooh books tells the adorkable tale of the little biped that belonged to Chrisolo Robin (and Chrisolo Robin belonged to him). 24 pages of affectionately crafted adventure, brand new b&w illustrations and sneaky Star Wars references- a tribute to the combined genius of George Lucas, A.A.Milne and E.H.Sheppard. Suitable for jedi apprentices of all ages!

January 16

Creating a Better Stormtrooper Helmet

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Steakbellie recently posted a repainting project he did, over at Imgur. His wife bought him a Star Wars shirt and it came in a small plastic (classic style) Stormtrooper helmet. (Quick note, if you’re looking for one of these for yourself, go check your local Kohl’s. I’ve seen them there, but not in my size. All they had left in the store I was at was the small sizes.)

For a simple painting/weathering job, this is amazing!

January 10

X-Files Craft: The Stitch-Along is Out There

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Who’s ready for the return of The X-Files? Less than two weeks in the countdown to six-episode series event, coming to FOX on January 24th. But you can break out your needles now and head over to Fandom In Stitches for their I Want To Believe: An X-Files Quilt & Stitch Along.

Jennifer Ofenstein of both sewhooked.com & fandominstitches.com has designed an X-Files quilt, and is releasing the patterns weekly through March via the Stitch Along event, which includes 12 free patterns, bonus patterns, plus quilt layout instructions. Participants are encouraged to use the hashtag #XFILESQuilt, and share photos of their blocks via the Fandom in Stitches flickr group for a chance to win monthly prizes.

Will you be watching the new X-Files mini series? Are you hosting a watch party? What’s your favorite X-Files episode? Post a comment below and let us know!

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January 10

Husband Sacrifices ‘Star Wars’ Sheets So His Wife Could Make These Awesome Clothes

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Jennifer Vetere’s husband Robert sacrificed his old Star Wars bedsheets so she could make them something awesome to wear to The Force Awakens premiere. This is only the second dress Jennifer has ever made and it’s the first time she’s ever put a zipper into anything.

Plus, he got a really sweet Boba Fett bowling shirt out of the deal. This back panel is actually from one of the pillow cases.

As it turns out, Robert gave the sheets to Jennifer a full year before she did anything with them. She was too scared to touch them for awhile!

December 28

Make Your Own BB-8 Perler Bead Cord Keeper

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It can be so easy to lose those tiny earbuds, so why not make a cute BB-8 cord keeper to keep track of them in style? I found this quick tutorial by Allison Waken on her blog All For The Boys.  It’s a simple project, and for the more adventurous, it would be easy to to adapt for other designs, just in case this isn’t the droid you were looking for.

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