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robot messenger bag

Added Dec 26, 2009

by xnickerxje

Lelystad, Nether...






I made a messenger bag before, but wanted to add a bit of “oomph” to it. For this go around, I chose black corduroy for the exterior, and used neon-lime-green thread for the stitching and matching lime green fabric for the interior. I attempted to machine embroider a robot design of my own creation (using standard sewing machine, not with an embroidery machine) and made a mistake right along the top of the mouth box. Luckily it was near center and ended up looking like a nose. Phew!

Material Notes

corduroy, cotton, zippers, interfacing, and a d-ring and slide to adjust the strap.




Garment Type
Casual, Geek, Other
Corduroy, Cotton


It's my own creation.

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  • Mashenkafashionicon_large

    Dec 29, 2009, 11.16 AMby elfies

    WONDERFUL! LOVE this bag :) My son would love it as well.

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    Dec 27, 2009, 02.26 PMby sewella

    I love this one! The robot is just too cute!

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    Dec 27, 2009, 02.23 AMby nettie

    It’s awesome!! My little son would love this.

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    Dec 27, 2009, 12.11 AMby pjparty

    was it hard to make?

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      Dec 27, 2009, 09.43 AMby xnickerxje

      It was more time consuming than hard. I have a hidden zipper in the back and an inset zipper just under the flap that allows access to the main compartment. If I removed the two zips, it would be more along the lines of something a beginner could easily tackle. In the end, it’s pretty much straight seams galore. For my bag I ended up with 18 pattern pieces, but I have seen MUCH simpler versions on the net.

      For the robot- I drew the picture onto the interfacing first then ironed it onto the corduroy. Using straight stitches, I followed the lines as best I could (thus the little wobbles here and there where I back stitched and it went wrong.) .

      I used black thread, but switched to the neon-lime for top stitching. The threading/rethreading also took some time but it wasn’t difficult. I tried to “stock pile” all the top-stitching so I could do it in one go rather than sew, top-stitch, sew, top-stitch piece by piece.

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    Dec 26, 2009, 11.28 PMby scheryka

    Thank goodness for usable mistakes huh? I just wish mine be as fortunate. lol

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      Dec 27, 2009, 09.46 AMby xnickerxje

      You aren’t kidding! Talk about luck being with me that day!

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