Who says unicorns aren’t real? Our new lightweight, low-loft Fleece makes this nostalgic hobby-horse style toy come to life with little more than one yard of fabric, a wooden dowel, and some imagination. Spoonflower friend and DIY craft expert Lia Griffith stops by to share a video tutorial that carefully lays out all the steps for how to master this project, with the help of her cut-and-sew Unicorn Hobby Horse template available in our Marketplace. 


Photographs courtesy of Lia Griffith and team!

Materials Needed:

  • One yard of Lia Griffith’s Unicorn Hobby Horse design. When ordering your fabric, be sure to choose fleece, otherwise the template will not fit correctly onto the material.
  • extra soft poly-fill and a long wooden dowel that you can find at any local hardware store.
  • scissors
  • white craft paint
  • sand paper
Lia Griffith and Spoonflower are partnering to bring you an extra magical Unicorn Hobby Horse tutorial! All it takes is one yard of Fleece

Learn to make a Unicorn Hobby Horse with Spoonflower's New Fleece

Basic instructions:

1. When you receive your fleece pattern, cut each piece out according to the template. The square white pieces will be used for mane.

2. Next, prepare your dowel. To prevent any splinters, sand the dowel down and paint it with the white craft paint. Lia’s tutorial uses three coats on the dowel, sanding it between each coat for extra smoothness.

3.  Sew the unicorn’s head, and add the dowel as you are stuffing the head with poly-fill. Sew up the rest of your stick unicorn, and then add your finishing touches!

4. Use embroidery floss to wrap around the horn, and then tie a pretty ribbon at the base where the unicorn meets the dowel.

Need more DIY projects? Check out our Back to School DIYs roundup for 41 awesome projects to get your creativity flowing!