When Peter Capaldi was announced as the 12th Doctor last week, the news obviously took over the interwebs. And it got me thinking about Spoonflower, the custom fabric printing company, and it’s great collection of TARDIS-loving fabrics from independent designers. I’ve had the above print, an old design from K. Mayes, in my stash for a couple of years now (check out all her designs here). These are the other Doctor Who fabrics that I’m coveting right now.
1. Timey Wimey Toile. Hand-drawn portraits of all 11 Doctors. As toile. And available in every fabric option, plus wallpaper and decals. I could definitely imagine wallpapering my house in this design from Emily Binard.
2. 11th Doctor Baby Onesie. A cut and sew knit print by lady spacefem for the coolest baby onesie ever. And there’s a 10th Doctor version, too. And I can’t get enough of her Wibbly Wobbly Timey Wimey Stuff print and the incredible infinity scarf someone has made with it. I need to conquer my fear of knits just for her prints.
3. Stuff That’s Cool. The GeekMoms are fiercely divided by their Doctor allegiances, but you can’t really argue with the sound logic in Marisa Roberts-Hauptman’s 11th Doctor print.
Or the awesome that is her Tenth Doctor Chevron. Check out her stuff, seriously. So much good.
4. The Doctor’s Favorite Things. Technically this would be the fifth fabric in my list (or sixth if you count the one from my own stash). But who wants to get technical where Doctor Who is concerned? Designer Kathryn Downing’s gorgeous damask print just screams to be transformed into something awesome to wear. I love this.
5 (or 7?). 4th Doctor Apron and Pot Holder Set. Clearly I love a cut and sew project. It’s the crafty equivalent of the 1980′s Rice Krispies Treats commercial where Mom douses herself with flour to look like she has worked all day in the kitchen. And this Fourth Doctor apron pattern from Jenn of All Trades (who has patterns for the fourth, fifth, tenth, and 11th Doctors, plus so much more) is the epitome of dinner party conversation starting. And it comes with pot holder cutouts. I’m a little obsessed.
These are my favorites, but if you head over to Spoonflower you can spend hours staring at all the geeky fab options. Sew away!
Jackie Reeve is a Senior Editor on the Content Team at GeekMom. She is a librarian, a writer, and a quilter. She's wife to an Englishman and mom to a little geek girl, and she blogs about life and crafts at The Orange Room. She is obsessed with cardigans and thinks Die Hard is the best Christmas movie there is.