Pasadena, California · 3 Sales



Pasadena, California 3 Sales On Etsy since 2012

elakdawalla is taking a short break

Emily Lakdawalla

Contact shop owner

Emily Lakdawalla

Shop policies

Last updated on January 23, 2012
I needed models to explain parts of spacecraft, and realized I could design and stitch durable, touchable, yet still reasonably accurate ones from plastic canvas. I'm selling designs as PDFs as well as kits.

All designs are made to a scale of approximately 1:50 (to be precise, it's 5 plastic canvas squares or 0.75 inches to a meter), unless otherwise stated. I've based my designs on photographs of the spacecraft as they were being prepared for launch, so the details are as accurate as I can make them in this medium. Many details differ from the official artist's concepts, because those are typically drawn long before the spacecraft is actually built.

Every one of my kits is packaged with double the amount of supplies that you should need, so if you're economical you can make two!

I am happy to answer any questions as you proceed with your stitching. Send email to blog [!at] planetary.org.

I'll gladly take requests for spacecraft to turn into plastic canvas designs. I don't sell stitched spacecraft, as I couldn't charge what they're worth in terms of my time. Having said that, if you are actually working on one of these missions and have nobody crafty on your team, send me an email and I'll see what I can do.

Accepted payment methods

  • Pay with Visa
  • Pay with Master Card
  • Pay with American Express
  • Pay with Discover
  • Pay with PayPal
Please use PayPal for all payments, and pay as soon as you order.
When ordering PDFs, please specify what email address you would like them sent to. I will usually be able to deliver PDFs within 48 hours of payment. You will need to have the free Adobe Acrobat Reader (or some other PDF viewer) to open the files.

For kits, shipping is free within the United States, and $5 internationally. I ship via USPS First Class Mail with Delivery Confirmation. I ship once a week, on Mondays.

Kits are packaged in zip-top bags inside padded envelopes. Please note I often ship in recycled envelopes. If you would prefer a brand-new envelope, please say so when you purchase.
Refunds and Exchanges
No refunds on PDFs. Full refund on returned, complete, unused kits (you pay return shipping).