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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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(applies only to PDF digital downloads and not printed patterns)


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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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.

Kelsey K Dec 20, 2020

5 out of 5 stars

The pattern was great. I'm a fairly novice sewer, first time ever doing applique and I managed to make a pretty decent horse. Thanks!

bmharrison12 Jul 23, 2021

5 out of 5 stars

Oh what fun to make! Perhaps not quite ‘simple’ but making these horses is so well explained I enjoyed being crafty for a day.

Lauren Hudson Jan 18, 2021

5 out of 5 stars

This is an awesome tutorial. I have searched and searched, and I think that it is by far the cutest stick horse pattern out there. I have already made 3 and can safely say that there will be many more. Just a few notes: 1) Use duck cloth as directed. I tried to use a heavy bottom weight with interfacing and wound up with some wrinkles in the neck area. The bottom weight doesn't move the same as duck cloth. 2) Use the staple method instead of zip ties. The zip ties are a bit hard to cover neatly. 3) Have fun and personalize! There are so many ways and places to add pizzazz. This seller is also top notch, I had several questions and she replied to all quickly and cheerfully. If you are thinking about purchasing this item, go ahead. It is totally worth it.

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