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by Panduro

Make a roan hobby horse

Make a roan hobby horse

How to instructions

  • 1

    Mark where the glass eyes will be and then glue them in place with a hot glue gun. Cut out two crescents for each eye from hobby felt and glue them above and below the eyes to make eyelids. Sew on the edges of the eyelids, attaching them firmly to the horses coat.

  • 2

    Needle-felt a piece of wool around the eyes, to frame them nicely. To needle felt, poke the felting needle up and down through the wool, into the horses stuffing, which will felt the wool in place.

  • 3

    Glue lashes along the upper eyelids.

  • 4

    To make the hobby horses mane: Cut about 50 cm long pieces of white and grey yarn. Tie a knot at either end of a piece of yarn, and then sew one end between the horses ears, and the other to the base of the neck. Then tie individual pieces of yarn to the piece youve just sewn on to the horse. Once all of the yarn is tied on, sew the mane to the horse. Make fringe by tying pieces of yarn between the ears.

  • 5

    Separate the yarn threads to make the mane full and curly. Trim the mane to make it nice and even.

  • 6

    If you like, you can add slightly darker details around the eyes and muzzle with grey fabric paint.

Do you dream of going out for a ride on your very own hobby horse? This playful hobby horse is always ready to gallop! We've used white and grey yarn for our white hobby horse's mane to recreate the look of a roan coat. We recommend a glue gun for gluing, but bear in mind that the tip gets very hot.

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