Ok, I’m going to be perfectly honest here…this robot craft was my first attempt at working with Plastic Canvas since the fourth grade when I made a PC rainbow barrette. I seriously had no idea just how long this would take to make! As I write this, the tips of my fingers are still a little numb from working on this guy non-stop for the last two weeks. I’m sure I’ll regain feeling in them soon. 🙂
If you don’t have a deadline, this plastic canvas robot craft organizer can be one of those projects that you just keep in a basket on the couch to work on while watching TV. Take it one stitch at a time and you’ll be amazed at how they all come together!
Supplies needed to make your own plastic canvas robot craft:
- (2) Plastic Canvas Sheets (10 mesh)
- Plastic Canvas Needles #18
- Herrschners Plastic Canvas Yarn (grey, dark grey, white, dark blue, red, yellow)
- Free Robot Organizer Patterns (Click links to print > Pattern 01, Pattern 02)
Step 1. Begin by cutting and stitching head pieces. I used just your basic plastic canvas continental stitch, adding in the face detail when necessary. There are tons of great videos on YouTube about PC stitches if you need extra help!
Step 2. Assemble the head by sandwiching two pieces together (right sides facing) and stitching along the edge. Once connected, form a box shape and stitch the corner edges together. Ta-da, you’ve got the cutest little robot craft head! Now onto the feet…
Step 4. Cut and fill in all the body pieces. I kinda cheated and added a cross corner stitch to the back because it filled in quicker. (Can you tell I was sweating my deadline for this post at that point?!) Assemble body box in the same manner you assembled the head.
Step 5. Decorate the front of the drawer. I did a five row frame of the continental stitch followed by a 7×4 rectangle of cross corner stitching in alternating colors. I ended up with two extra rows that I just filled in with the dark grey. Assemble entire drawer. You’ll notice that I decided not to stitch the four other sides of the drawer. Feel free to fill them in if you’d like. No worries, if not. Nobody will see them most of the time.
Step 7. And that’s it!!! You’ll be so proud of yourself! Now all you have to do is fill him with whatever desk things you need to organize, admire often, and think of all the endless hours you spent working on your adorable robot craft desk organizer!
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Vanessa is a self proclaimed sleep deprived mother of two adorable boys and when she has a little time to spare, she makes things and posts about them on her craft blog, Tried & True. If she’s not cooking, sewing, gluing or making, she would probably go crazy. Join her on her crafty adventure at Tried & True.