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!
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.