Classic Stick Horse Sewing Pattern and Tutorial Beginner Pattern Easy Includes Donkey and Unicorn - DIGITAL PDF

Classic Stick Horse Sewing Pattern and Tutorial Beginner Pattern Easy Includes Donkey and Unicorn - DIGITAL PDF



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Make your own noble steed for a child to cherish and embark on countless adventures together. Horse, Donkey and Unicorn included!
*Please note I have multiple listings of this pattern in my shop on Etsy...if it says "Classic Stick Horse" it is the same pattern*


-Detailed step by step instructions
-Photos that accompany each step
-Full size pattern pieces for the Horse and Pony sizes
-Tips for the best results
-Options for some steps that can be done in a couple different manners
-List of vendors for items such as the safety bolted eyes I use
-Also includes Donkey Templates
-Also includes Unicorn Templates

Prints on standard 8.5" x 11" printer paper. Some pieces need to be joined with tape to create the full size template.

You will need to download the digital file which will be available immediately after purchase and then print what pages you would like.

I am also available via e-mail for any questions you may have along the way...I stand behind my products and will help you through any steps the best I can.


Easy/ Beginner


Currently only available in English. Measurements are in US Standard Units (inches).


~26" tall
-Dowel is 7/8" diameter
-Weighs about 1 pound
-Head is ~8" from base of neck to top of the head (excluding ears) and ~8" from the nose to neck and ~4" wide
-Ideal age range up to about 3.5 to 4 years old (varies by child)

~40" tall *dowel can be cut to a shorter length upon request
-Dowel is 1" diameter
-Weighs about 2 pounds
-Head is ~12 inches from base of neck to top of head (excluding ears) ~12" from nose to neck and ~6" wide
-Ideal age range around 3.5 to 7+ years old (varies by child)

This is my very first design!! I originally designed it in 2009 and released the first sewing pattern & tutorial in 2009. I have updated it a few times with the most recent update in Fall 2019.

>>A Rustic Horseshoe Original Design, all rights reserved, copyright 2009-2021<<


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The pattern/tutorial is copyright protected. It cannot be shared, sold, redistributed, copied, etc, in any manner in whole or in part. A full copyright statement is in the tutorial.

You may make horses and ponies from this pattern for sale on a small 'home crafter' scale. I request that credit be given to Rustic Horseshoe for the design on any horses or ponies that are sold. This is detailed in the tutorial.

I fully appreciate your honesty and adherence to my copyright and terms, I have put a lot of hard work in to not only the creation of my design, but the creation of this tutorial/pattern.

>DISCLAIMER: All photos are stock photos, you will not receive the actual completed horse or pony, this is a pattern/tutorial only.

Nothing will be mailed to you, this is a digital file only. This listing is for the digital pattern and tutorial for Rustic Horseshoe's Classic Collection stick horse and pony. This listing is not for the actual horse or pony and is not a hard copy of the pattern/tutorial. I am happy to print this for you and mail it to you; however appropriate additional charges will apply. Please contact me for details.

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Kelsey K Dec 20, 2020

5 out of 5 stars

This was such a fun pattern to make. I got a fabric for the head that wasn’t quite as thick as canvas, so I added some fusible stabilizer to it and am loving how it’s turned out! I also did only use 2 bundles of yarn for the mane (on the standard sized horse) and it seems like just the right amount for our little guy! I definitely recommend her patterns and want to try more.

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Kathy Peterson Sep 10, 2020

5 out of 5 stars

Love this pattern! Easy to follow. I've made 2 so far...still have to finish them but so far I love them. Thank you!

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Sara Boykin Mar 10, 2021

5 out of 5 stars

Had so much fun making this. It’s my first time sewing the instructions were awesome! My daughter didn’t let me add the eyes she wanted to play with it. Mine needs a little work but hopefully I’ll get better! Thank you so much.

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Frances Peacock Jun 22, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

This is a fabulous pattern. Accurately drawn, very easy to follow with excellent photo tutorial at all stages of construction. Lots of additional tips and information. Really delighted with my completed Stick Horse.

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