To make this prim stick horse, download the pattern below by clicking on the link. This size stick horse is for using with dolls or can be used as large ornies. click here to save Pattern
2 rusty bells
black embroidery floss
thin tree branch - approx. 8" long ( can substitute dowel rod )
*Coffee Stain Mixture
1 cup hot water
4 T. instant coffee
2 T. vanilla
1/4 cup ground cinnamon
Stir well and let this set while you cut and sew your pattern. You want the cinnamon to settle at the bottom of your bowl.
Trace pattern onto muslin. The outline is the sewing line so be sure to leave at least an inch around the horse when cutting out to sew. Sew only to the small x's on the bottom of the pattern, leaving the bottom open for stuffing. You will not be sewing this closed. Trim to within a 1/4 inch of the seam and clip where needed.
Stuff horse with polyester fiberfill til firm. Stuff only to broken line indicated on pattern.
Stitch the eye with 6 strands of black floss.
Wrap jute string around muzzle and neck several times to thickness desired for the harness.
Attach two rusty bells as shown in pattern.
Place horse head over your stick/branch and with the jute string, wrap firmly beginning at the dotted line. Wrap about 10 times and tie off.
With your paint brush, brush the coffee mixture over the horses head and jute strings.
Place in warm oven ( not higher than 200) until the head is dry. Turn over every few minutes.
Thread your needle with 6 strands of black floss. Beginning in front of horse's ear, attach the 'hair' for the mane. Clip to desired length. Continue down the back of the horse's neck to the wound jute.
With your paint brush, again paint the horse with the coffee mixture, this time wiping the bottom of the bowl with the brush to pick up some cinnamon. This will give you the 'dirty' or grungy look to your horse, brush over the mane too. When completely dried, the mane will be stiff.
Place horse stick back in oven and dry. Turn over every few minutes.
You may not offer this pattern for download, instead, you may link to it. Do not sell this pattern. The copyright belongs to me and I'm offering it for free, it should stay that way.
You may sell your completed project in craft shows only. If you sell, please give credit to me as the designer. (©KKL Primitives) Thank you.
Until next time...God Bless!