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I'm a pattern designer from Boise Idaho and I love designing little useful objects out of my out-of-control fabric stash! If you love sewing stuffed animals, bags and purses, and little useful gift ...

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Dala Horse Stuffed Animal PDF Pattern

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(9) Name: 'Sewing : Dala Horse Stuffed Animal PDF Pattern
Dala Horse Stuffed Animal PDF Pattern
Dala Horse Stuffed Animal PDF Pattern
Dala Horse Stuffed Animal PDF Pattern
Dala Horse Stuffed Animal PDF Pattern
Dala Horse Stuffed Animal PDF Pattern

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • machine sew with a small seam allowance
  • machine sew around tight corners
  • hand sew

Pattern Description:

The Dala Horse, from the Dalecarian region of Sweden, is a centuries old Swedish national symbol. It began as a childrens' toy, but grew to mean a great deal to the country and remains a symbol of tradition, steadfastness, and creativity. Craftsmen and women have carved the little horse for generations from pine and painstakingly handpainted them, and they are the most popular souvenir for visitors of Sweden.

Now you can sew a plush version of this folk symbol! Using just a third yard of red fabric, and scraps of ribbon and felt, recreate the spirit of the Dala Horse. Or choose different colors and make the horse your own! Perfect for adding a splash of color to your home dcor, or makes a great gift for children. Make one to add to your Dala horse collection, or make a dozen and start a brand new collection! The finished horse is 11 inches tall, and 9.5 inches from nose to tail.

This pattern is very easy to follow, with step-by-step instructions, and multiple photos per step!

Please note: this pattern is for personal use only. Please do not sell items made from this pattern. Please see other Hen and Chick patterns, some of which are available to make items for sale.
I, Rachel Linquist, retain the copyright. Do not redistribute or sell this sewing pattern.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 11 inches tall, 9.5 inches wide


  • 1/3 yard red quilting cotton/fleece/felt
  • 1 yard embroidered ribbon trim
  • black felt
  • light blue felt
  • kelly green felt
  • red felt
  • coordinating threads

You Will Also Need:

  • sewing machine
  • hand sewing needles
  • Fray Check anti-fray fluid
  • stuffing (polyfill, kapok, etc.)