I didn't get a chance to post the pictures of this adorable stick horse we made to go with the cute cowboy costume yesterday, so here he is. We didn't use a pattern for him, so this isn't a full tutorial, but this way you can make him your own!
*Dowel (from the home improvement store)
*Felt for the head, mane, and eyes
*Rubber band or hair elastic
1. Draw the shapes of the top and bottom of head on felt and cut it out. Cut a strip long enough for the mane. Sandwich the mane between the two pieces of the back of the head. Sew the head pieces together and turn right-side out. Leave bottom open. Clip along mane to make fringe.
2. Draw and cut out ears--one piece in felt and one piece in bandanna fabric for each ear. Sew right-sides together, then turn right-side out. Hand-stitch to head. Cut out eyes and hand stitch them on as well.
3. Stuff head with stuffing.
4. Gather open end of head around one end of the dowel. Secure with rubber band. Tie a piece of bandanna fabric around the neck to hide the elastic.
5. Giddy up!
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