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Make an Isabella hobby horse

DIY

by Panduro

Make an Isabella hobby horse

Make an Isabella hobby horse

How to instructions

  • 1

    How to make eyes for your hobby horse: 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 the edges of the eyelids in place, so that they frame the eyes nicely. Glue on lashes.

  • 2

    Needle-felt wool details around the eyes, muzzle and nostrils by poking the felting needle up and down through the wool and down into the horses stuffing, which will felt the wool in place.

  • 3

    Draw details under the eyes, around the mouth and at the nostrils with a fabric pen for added effects.

  • 4

    To make the hobby horses mane: Cut about 50 cm long pieces of white 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.

Make a beautiful Isabelline hobby horse for your stable! Neeeigh! An Isabelline horse has a yellowish coat with a mane in the same or a slightly lighter colour. The eyes and muzzle are slightly darker in colour, which you can achieve with a fabric pen. For extra detail, we've also added needle-felted wool to give the horse a soft, woolly look. We recommend a glue gun for gluing, but bear in mind that the tip gets very hot.

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