As I posted my sock doll bowling set tutorial, Britney from jandmseyecandy said that she was glad that I was letting go and creating my own stuff. Thank you so much Britney for encouraging me! So here it is: Letting go phase 2 - The Hobby Horse.
Wanna make one too? You can download the pattern here. Enlarge it by 200%.
- about 50 x 100 cm fleece fabric
- scrap of felt for the nose
- scrap of fabric for the ears
- about 46 cm bias tape or a scrap of fabric 48mm wide x 46 cm
- hot glue gun
- yarn for the hair
- wiggle eyes to sew on
- 1.2 meter ribbon for the harness
- 2 d rings or similar
- wooden dowel about 60 cm
- polyester stuffing
Lets do it
1. Enlarge the pattern by 200% and cut:
-1 face piece on fold, one neck piece on fold out of fleece
- 2 ears out of fleece and 2 out of other fabric
- 1 nose front piece out of fleece
- Nostrils out of felt scrap piece
- 1 strip for the neck band out of cotton or use bias tape 25 mm wide
2. Place the ear pieces right sides together, sew and clip corners, turn and iron. Set aside
3. sew the darts into the nose front piece as marked.
It should look something like this from the front and back.
4. Sew the nostrils on
5. Fold the face piece right sides together and sew the side
6. Pin and sew the front of the nose
7. Cut some strips of yarn and lay it on top of the face piece. More or less in the middle. Secure with a line of stitches.
8. Cut strips of yarn for the hair and lay it on the right side of the neck piece. Fold over, pin and sew.
9. Sew the bias tape on as marked and pull a ribbon through it
10. Fold the ears onto the inside of themselves as seen in picture and pin into place.
11. Pin and sew the neck and the face piece together
12. take a scrap of any fabric and some stuffing and wrap the wooden dowel. Use some hot glue to secure.
13. Stuff your horse. When you get to about 3/4 of the way down the neck, insert the dowel pushing down firmly. Continue to stuff. When you are finished stuffing, pull the ribbon tight and make a double knot. secure the fleece fabric onto the wooden dowel with some hot glue.
14. If you like, pollster the bottom of the dowel in a similar way as we did on top, but make it a bit nicer. Secure with hot glue. This is to prevent injury and scratched floors.
15. Give your horse a haircut and sew the eyes on.
16. make the harness. Cut two 28cm pieces of ribbon and sew it onto your d rings. Sew another about 60 cm long piece of ribbon for the top. Secure one side of the harness with a couple of stitches onto the horse to prevent choking hazard.
17. Voila! Name your horse and have a cup of coffee.
Let me know how yours turned out.
Thank you K for showing me how yours turned out!
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