To create a variety of toys, people startedthe dawn of civilization. They were carved out of wood, weaved or sewed from various fabrics. Wonderful soft toys children especially. One need only remember the magic fairy tales, where the brave hero always had a magic horse that saved him and helped to cope with the disaster. The Greeks believed that the sun god departs in the morning on a chariot drawn by fine horses. In Feng Shui, the horse is one of the most successful symbolic combinations. It means perseverance, success, growth in society and well-being. Even people far from any religious beliefs attach a horseshoe in the house to bring good luck. A toy in the form of such wonderful animals is sure to attract babies. It can be made from a variety of materials, while soft felt will be the most successful choice for creating a small, sweet and bright craft. It was born almost 400 years ago and was a kind of felt, obtained from fluff and fur remains of rabbit skins or other small fur-bearing animals. Felt was obtained by dumping these wastes. Now there are a lot of species of this material. To create crafts, thin and dense felt fits. Its composition can be woolen, half-woolen or synthetic. Woolen fibers add strength to it and make it less loose, and high density will allow to wash products without risk of deformation and perfectly preserves the shape and clarity of the seams. In this article we offer several master classes to create cute horsies from the felt of all possible colors.
Artificial felt horsewhips
Such wonderful and bright toys can be given to the familiar kids. Or offer adults as a keyring or just a funny souvenir. Option 1 It will take:
- Felt milk color for the torso;
- Felt of contrasting colors (blue, yellow, light and dark pink);
- Sheets of paper;
- Elements for decoration (sequins, beads, beads);
- Instant adhesive-gel.
The first step is to draw a sketch of the future horse. Immediately draw all the details and their location. How the saddle will look, what will be the mane, the location of the tail and ears. Now we draw all the elements separately. Do not forget to make allowances on the seams and draw the base of the tail and mane about 4-5 extra millimeters, which will help to attach the details to the trunk of the horse. For the saddle, you need to cut 2 parts in the form of ovals of larger and smaller size. As a cinch, you can use a bright contrasting thread. The trunk of the horse is conditionally divided into the upperpart and lower. For the legs it will be necessary to make 3 parts. Two of them according to the form of the pattern, and the third in the form of the first two parts, arranged in a mirror. It will be the abdomen of the horse and the inside of the legs. Make it simple. Fold the felt in half and cut out 1 piece of legs. Thanks to this design, there will be no seam on the pony of a horse. For the rest, we cut out 2 pieces of the corresponding colors. It turns out:
- Body 3 details;
- Ears for 2 parts of a smaller and larger size;
- Tail 2 pieces;
- Mane 2 pieces;
- Saddle solid 2 pieces.
The next stage will be the details of the featurescrafts. If you decide to make a horse in apples, then at this stage on the front side sewn sequins, half-beads or beads. If you have the parts stuck, then this step must be moved to the end. Now proceed to create a tail and mane. Each element requires 2 parts. They can be sewn on the side of the attachment with the body or glued. The second part must be cut into a fringe. The thinner the strip, the more fluffy will be the tail and mane. The next step is to sew all the details. In order for the craft to come out brighter, you can use threads of contrasting colors. Start sewing by using a suture stitch from the inside of the horse's legs. When you sew almost the whole craft, around the perimeterfill it up with a filler to make the horse bulky. To fix the mane and tail, use the seam "forward needle". Ears glue with transparent glue. We attach the saddle. Sew eyelets from beads or beads. It turns out that such a nice horse. Option 1 The horse from the cartoon My Little Pony This cute baby can easily become the heroine of the popular children's cartoon. Little ponies teach children to simple and necessary things, such as the value of friendship, for example. It will take:
- Felt 1 mm in thickness. This master class uses pink, blue, green, white and a little black, but you can choose the shades to your liking.
- Needle and thread;
- Material for packing;
- Linen rope for mane (you can take any twisted silky thread);
- Elements of decor (buttons).
The sizes of the finished horse will be about ¼album sheet. Below is the pattern. You can print it on the printer or just lean a sheet of paper to the monitor and circle the contours of the parts with a pencil. Cut out all the necessary elements and translate them into the felt of the corresponding colors. Now you need to sew details of the peephole and the hoovesfor each half of the pony body separately. Do not forget the buttons. You can add paillettes, beads, beads or just colorful circles (or maybe quadaraki, and triangles of felt) of contrasting colors. In general, any jewelry that came to mind. The only restriction is the age of the child to whom the toy is intended. Quite small children are dragged into the mouth, so make sure that the baby can not take a bite or tear off the horse on the horse. For a lush, beautiful tail and mane you will needLinen rope, consisting of soft, twisted, synthetic fibers. Such a mane can be combed and even braided in braids, which will especially please the little girls. It is necessary to cut it into pieces, fold it in half and sew it to the inside of one of their parts. For the mane, you can take rope pieces more authentic. Now it remains only to sew halves of the horse. You can use threads of the same tone with felt or choose contrasting hues. Do not forget to fill ponies with sintepon or other stuff for stuffing. Now it remains only to comb the mane and tail and the horse from the felt is ready. Option 3 Funny horses can be not only toys, but also a remarkable interior decoration or even a pendant on the bag. It will take:
- Felt of different shades;
- Woolen threads of bright colors (thread for knitting will suit);
- Artificial eyes (can be replaced with buttons or beads of appropriate size);
- Material for packing;
- Needles and thread;
- Hot glue and glue gun;
- Elements of decor (ribbons, beads, beads, etc.);
- A sheet of heavy paper;
The peculiarity of this horse is that of felther only body. We will make the tail and mane of woolen threads, and for the legs we take the pieces of the lace with large beads, which will perform the role of hooves. Choose details of contrasting colors to make the horse look bright. So, on thick paper draw a detail of the trunk and cut out 2 parts. While we put them aside and take up thetail and mane. To do this, cut the knitting threads and put them in a bundle. We bind, leaving one edge short. For the mane, you can make this indent more - it will be a bangs for a horse. Then the technology is already familiar. On one half on the muzzle we embroider a spout and a mouth. Sew a seam by sewing, sewing a needle as it moves along the needle. Do not forget to fill it with sintepon or other packing material. Our horse will have a saddle. It is cut out with 1 detail, as in the master class above. Suitable is not only felt. You can use a skin or a bright cloth. We toss the saddle, sew it with a similar seam. You can decorate your choice with rhinestones, beads, beads. Glue the eyes. We sew the mane so that the chelochka is located above the eyes of the horse. You can braid a pair of thin braids in the mane, make a horse a coquette. Eyes and all other details are conveniently glued using a gun. We decorate our horse ribbons with ribbons. From the decorative lace cut off 2 segments and at each end we fix with knots on 1 large bead. These will be the legs of the horse. That's such a coquettish and fashionable horse we have turned out. If desired, you can attach a string or connecting rings to it and use it as an element of decor. Option 4 The peculiarity of this horse is that the legs are sewn separately. To create this craft, you will need more patience and time, but the result is sure to please you. It will take:
- Feather (in this master class, brown and beige colors are chosen, but nothing prevents you from taking others, for example, blue and yellow);
- Filler (sintepon or sintepuh);
- Threads of beige, brown and black colors;
- Small buttons 6 pcs;
- A tight thread for knitting white (25 cm);
Draw a pattern on paper. You can do it by hand, even if the proportions are not completely met, the horse will be even more original and original. Now cut out the details according to the patterns (see photo). We add two parts of the trunk of the horse andsew the seam in a clockwise direction from the neck to the end of the pus. We fasten the thread and now it is possible to start sewing the upper part of the head. Do not touch the muzzle yet. After making a few stitches, we put in the mane. Again, sew a few stitches and take the billets of the ears. We paste. We turn off from the sides and from above (see photo) and sew, attaching the ears. We continue sewing to the place where the tail is attached. You need to fill it up with a little synthepoo or sintepon, making a volume. Similarly to the mane we sew the tail, we sew the hole through which the material is filled and the body is ready. From two small brown blanks we sew one, having passed a string a semicircle, as shown in the photo. We sew the muzzle on one side of the trunk. We fill it with sinter and attach it on the second side. We proceed to create the legs. For each you need 2 pieces. Sew them, leaving a wide base loose. Now take 2 brown small pieces and sew again, leaving the top part free. Sew the beige and brown blanks on one side. And then we proceed in the same way as we sewed the muzzle: we fill it with sintepuhom and sew it completely. We take our ready legs and sew a pair of stitches along the sides to the trunk of the horse. Now attach to 1 button on each side at the attachment points of the legs. We sew the eye of the horse with threads of black color. Our horse has a harness. This will require a thread of white color. We mark the middle of the thread and sew it together with a pair of buttons to the neck of the horse, throwing a thread from the back. The ends of the threads are crossed and wrapped around each opposite pugovka. Now you have to wrap the muzzle of the horse, fix the thread. Now you can cut your mane with fringe. It turned out that such a nice horse out of felt as a toy on the tree.
A horse made of felt, sewn on a typewriter
If you prefer to minimize manual sewing, then we offer you a master class to create a blue horse with a minimum number of stitches made by yourself. It will take:
- Felt blue 2 mm thick;
- Felt pink and white color 1 mm thick;
- Beads for the eyes;
- Threads and needles;
- Material for packing;
- Clay Moment Crystal.
To create one horse, these details are needed. She will be in apples. Two small pieces with legs to stitch on top. Apples and ears glued together with glue. On both halves of the trunk we use the halves of the saddle. A zigzag stitch is used. Now we glue the apples and the white part of the eyelet from the felt, and from above attach the black beads. Now alternately sew the halves of the trunk of the horse to the stock of the pussy. Left to left, right to right. The lower part of the horse with legs must be filled with material for volume. To one of the sides now glue the tail and mane. Now I have to sew a little by hand. Using the stitches, sew the top part of the horse, fixing the tail and mane. The saddle we have is not stitched. Through this hole fill the rest of the horse with the material. Saddle stitched with a hidden seam. Ponytail and mane cut into fringe. The ears are folded twice at the base and sewed. It turned out such a neat horse.