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In celebration of what’s become for geeks an unofficial holiday, we’re presenting some sci-fi movie-inspired designs, and of course we have to begin with our Star Wars-inspired “Stay on Target” patch ($8). It’s sound advice, for life in general and for targeting massive space stations of staggering destructive power.

Our Star Trek-inspired Away Team bags have been popular items since we introduced them, and we have a few left over from our 2017 show run, so they’re on-hand and ready to ship! They’re available in messenger ($34), tablet ($49), and laptop ($54) sizes, in classic ST gold, blue, or red, with embroidery for command, science, medical, engineering, and security. Although we default to Original Series color/department pairings, we can easily adjust them for Next Generation fans.

 

 

 

H.G. Wells’ classic War of the Worlds has been adapted into two major motion pictures (we like the older version better), a handful of loosely inspired low-budget movies, a TV show, comic books, and now into an embroidered bookmark ($10)! The design depicts one of the Martian tripods looming over the city, bathing it in the beam of its devastating heat ray.

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Doctor Who returns later this month, and while I’m a season behind on the show since our household “cut the cable” a couple of years ago and we no longer have easy access to the BBC, I know the Whovians out there are eager to see Peter Capaldi pilot the TARDIS for one more series.

In honor of the good Doctor’s return, today we’re going to spotlight some of my favorite items from our Doctor Who-inspired line.

First up is the Ace jacket patch ($24), which began as a custom order for a customer looking to put together a costume based on the seventh Doctor’s (Sylvester McCoy) companion Ace. This two-part package includes the giant A and a separate “ce” — and we’d like to let you know that we have made replicas of some of the other patches featured on the character’s signature jacket, so if you’re looking for one (or more), contact us!

We have several bags for Whovians, but we’re always amused by our TARDIS-inspired bags, available in small messenger ($37) and tablet size ($52) through our website — and we can easily make it in laptop size as a custom order. The larger sizes come with interior pockets, which will make people think it’s larger on the inside than it looks on the outside!

 

I jumped on the Doctor Who fandom train back when SyFy (then the Sci-Fi Channel) broadcast the revival starring Christopher Eccleston, so I have a soft spot for the “Bad Wolf” storyline. We have several items featuring our interpretation of the Bad Wolf graffiti, but one of our favorite uses is on this necktie ($17), made of silvery-gray silk.

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bulldoglaptop1One of our customers loved our Bulldog Lover patch so much that she requested an enlarged version on a laptop bag, and we loved how it came out so much that we’ve decided to make it available to everybody! If you follow Storied Threads on any of our social media (and I hope that you do!) it should come as no surprise that the design is based on our own bulldog, Beatrix. We’re pretty big fans of bulldogs and their smooshy, kissable faces!

This bag is available in our Etsy shop and on our website.

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PickmanLaptop1Are you afraid of the dark? Of subterranean spaces? Screams of terror and demonic figures? No? Then the Pickman School of Art is the perfect place for you to hone your craft! Inspired by HP Lovecraft’s short horror story “Pickman’s Model”, this bag is made of a sturdy cotton canvas with black strapping.

Our laptop bags have an interior measurement of 16.5″ wide by 11.5″ tall and 3.5″ deep. They feature a wide elastic band against the back wall, to hold your laptop or other electronics securely in place while leaving room for other items in front.

This laptop bag is available in our Etsy shop and on our website.

Click here to buy one!

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Don'tPanicTabletCollageThere’s just one rule for successfully travelling through space – Don’t Panic. This messenger bag is made of black cotton canvas and is embroidered in bold red and gold thread.

Our Tablet / Netbook bags have an interior measurement of 12″ wide by 9″ tall and 3.5″ deep. They feature a wide elastic band against the back wall, to hold your iPad, netbook, or other electronics securely in place while leaving room for other items in front.

Click here to buy one!

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Some of you may not realize that the bags we sell at Storied Threads are not purchased in bulk and then simply embroidered by us. Instead, we designed our own bags, and make them from scratch here in our studio.  The down side to this process is, of course, that it slows down our production time. The up side, though, is that when you shop with us, you get a completely original product. And even better – your bag can be customized!

HenryVTablet_SidesThe Henry V tablet bag I shared earlier this week is actually my own new bag.  Since I was making it for myself, I added a bunch of stuff to it that is not normally included on our bags. For example, I added some small pockets to the sides of the bag, large enough to hold pens, a cell phone, or any other small objects you may want to tuck in them.  My iPhone 5 is hidden away in one of these pockets, while the other holds the stylus for my computer in this picture.

In addition to simply adding pockets, I also chose to embroider one of them. I love the way our Hugin and Munin patch came out, so before stitching the pockets in place, I embroidered that design without its border, as a bit of extra decoration.

HenryVTablet_ElsewhereSpeaking of extra embroidery — I also decided to add some custom embroidery to the inside pocket. The dimensions of this pocket are a bit limiting, but it’s a great place to add a favorite quote or other linear design.  I chose the quote “There is a world elsewhere”, from Shakespeare’s “Coriolanus” for my bag. It’s one of my favorite lines from that play, and since this bag will be used mostly when traveling, it seemed appropriate.  Sure, that’s not how Caius Marcius meant it when he said it, but hey — my bag, my interpretation.

Unlike adding patches to your bag after the fact, embroidery like this MUST be done before the bag is actually constructed. Once it has been assembled, it’s impossible to add embroidery to pockets like these without stitching it shut — which rather defeats their purpose.

HenryVTablet_InteriorThe last bit I added to my bag was an extra interior pocket.  Since the bag is lined in black quilted cotton, I used more of that same fabric to add a large pocket inside.  Once it was in place, I stitched a line down the center to divide it, so that things could be kept in there and a little bit more organized. In this interior picture you can see that my bag holds my Surface Pro 3 (safely secured against the back of the bag via the built-in elastic band) with its power cord tucked in that extra pocket. And there is still plenty of room to add a book, wallet, keys, and everything else I’ll need handy while traveling.

All of these bag additions — extra pocket, extra embroidery, other things maybe you think of but I haven’t — are all things that can be added to your bag, too! They don’t come free, of course — every bit of extra will come with a pricetag.  But the ability to customize your bag to fit your needs is an amazing thing, and something that we’re always happy to work with you to achieve here at Storied Threads!

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HenryVTablet1I see you stand like greyhounds in the slips,
Straining upon the start. The game’s afoot:
Follow your spirit, and upon this charge
Cry, ‘God for Harry, England, and Saint George!’

The bag depicts a minimalist version of Tom Hiddleston’s Henry V, as portrayed in “The Hollow Crown”, and is stitched on off white cotton canvas with contrasting black strapping

Our Tablet / Netbook bags have an interior measurement of 12″ wide by 9″ tall and 3.5″ deep. They feature a wide elastic band against the back wall, to hold your iPad, netbook, or other electronics securely in place while leaving room for other items in front.

Click here to buy one!

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