This pattern is perfect for horse lovers and doll play. The horse is 20” tall measuring from the ground to top of the head and 14” measuring from ground to withers (back.) An optional internal wiring allows for posing and supports up to three 18 to 19 inch dolls. Three options are suggested for mane and tail materials: long pile fur, yarn, or hair extension weaves. The PDF sewing pattern Includes educational information about horse markings, and adoption of horses into the Native American culture.
It is best to make the body out of a low pile upholstery fabric which has just a little bit of give. You may also select velvet, but I would not suggest making your first horse out of this type of materials because it does not have the same amount of give and tends to slip when sewing. Stretch velvet or other stretch fabrics would not be appropriate for this pattern.
To make the hoofs, a faux leather is suggested.
To make the inside of the ears, use a felt color that is a few shades lighter than the color of your horse’s coat.
Mane and Tail:
You can use a long pile faux fur, any type of yarn, or add synthetic hair extensions. Each option creates a beautiful horse.
Pictures of markings can be added to match a specific bread of horse.
Body: 3/4 yard fabric
Hoofs: 1/8 yard fabric
Mane & Tail:
-1/8 yard long pile faux fur or
Option 2: skien yarn or
Option 3 package of synthetic hair extensions
Inner Ear: 1 felt square
Skill Level: Advanced Intermediate
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Pattern was very clear for most part. Seeing the horse was a challenge! Instructions could be made clearer on how to attach the mane and tail. I used hair extensions and tried several other options. They all fell out as soon as I lifted the piece, I tried sewing , and gluing and nothing worked! I finally ended up wrapping multiple yarn types around cardboard till the piece was long enough to cover the pattern piece. I split those sections in half and zigzagged them down the middle. My granddaughter, loves unicorns, so I made a horn and attached with Velcro. She was delighted! She lugged her unicorn around the whole time she was at our house!