what fun I had making this stick horse
materials needed to make this fun project
1 bag polyester fiber fill
1/2 yard fabric
36" long dowel
2 buttons for eyes
1 small yarn skein
2 yards gross grain ribbon
1/2 yard muslin (lining optional)
hot glue and glue gun
first you make a pattern for the horse head
I just drew it onto the muslin which I used as a linning
for the head.
you than cut this out
lay this muslin piece on top of
the fabric you choose for the head
and cut it out too.
next you cut yarn to your desired length
for the hair and lay it on the right side of fabric
and sew the pieces together
(right sides together )
turn right side out
next stuff the horse head w/ stuffing
when stuffed take your dowel and put it
down through the center of stuffing w/ a lot
of hot glue (glue gun)
next hand stitch the lining together
then hand stitch the outside fabric together
I glued a little around the dowel just to secure it.
I then hand sewed the buttons on for the eyes and
cut ears out of leather and sewed those on (leather is really hard
to sew on by hand ) I think next time I would use felt fabric.
then made my reins out of the gross grain ribbon.
and yes a horse on a stick it is.
I'm a grown adult
and think he is adorable and would be fun to play
what do you think.
love and blessings