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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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FirstBagsAges and ages ago, I had just bought my first embroidery machine. I was using it to make fancy pirate sashes, mostly. Occasionally an embroidered waistcoat or something for a show that I was costuming. I hadn’t yet learned how to make patches, and Storied Threads was still every inch a costume and garb company. It would be a year still before I took the first steps towards becoming the embroidery based company I am now.

FirstScarvesWhen we started approaching the holiday season that year, Mike and I had the idea to make some awesome embroidered gifts for friends and family — and so I drafted my first patterns for messenger bags and for scarves, and these were the results.

My designs have come a long way since then. My bags are a completely different design, and their construction is much more solid and functional. And my scarves are made from flannel instead of fleece, and have lost the fringe ends for a cleaner, less bulky design.

But this was the beginning. The first baby step on a road to awesome, hand made, embroidered accessories for all!

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Clocktopus1In my house, we lovingly call this design the Clocktopus. Because really, what else would you call it? A steampunk octopus on a background of gears is stitched in shades of brown and gray on black cotton canvas.

Our small messenger bags are the perfect size for carrying just what you need — wallet, keys, phone, and even a book. They have one compartment inside, which measures 10.5″ wide by 6″ tall by 2″ deep, and fasten securely with two adjustable plastic side-release buckles. Straps are 4 feet long.

You can purchase this bag in our Etsy shop, or 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.

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HarleyTabletOur Harlequin Diamonds bag, inspired by Harley Quinn, is now available in tablet computer size!

This fun red and black bag, embroidered with contrasting diamond designs, is stylish enough for a night of mayhem with plenty of room for your tablet, sketchbook, paperback, and anything else you might need. It comes in your choice of color schemes — red with a black interior, or the reverse.

This bag is available on our website.

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