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About the designer

I am a plush pattern designer, craft book author, and sewing teacher. I design patterns for stuffed animals from my home studio in Wellesley, Massachusetts. Sewing dolls and toys is my passion! I ...

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Hadley the Horse

from Abby Glassenberg Design
(9) Name: 'Sewing : Hadley the Horse
Hadley the Horse
Hadley the Horse
Hadley the Horse
Hadley the Horse

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Sewing a straight stitch on the sewing machine.
  • Basting.
  • Ladder stitch.
  • Sewing two pieces right sides together.
  • Sewing a dart.

Pattern Description:


With this sewing pattern you can create an adorable horse stuffed animal. In fact, you can create 3 fun variations! This pattern includes instructions to create a pretty unicorn and a zebra, too!

The pattern includes:
-step-by-step photos guiding you as you sew
-easy to understand directions that are clear and concise
-links to articles and videos made just for you!
-full-sized templates you can print again and again

This pattern is recommended for intermediate sewists. If you've sewn a few stuffed animals or dolls you're ready to sew Hadley!

The Hadley the Horse pattern was designed by me, Abby Glassenberg, and is copyrighted 2013. All rights reserved. It is illegal to distribute this pattern electronically or in hard copy without my permission.

Thank you!

Have a question about this pattern? Email me: abbyglassenberg [!at] comcast.net


You can sell items made from this pattern as long as you follow these regulations:

1. Keep a copy of your receipt as proof of purchase.

2. The items cannot be mass-produced. They must be made by hand, one at a time.

3. Items must be made only by the individual who purchased the pattern.

4. Credit is given to Abby Glassenberg as the pattern designer on a tag affixed to each item and, if selling online, the listing (on Etsy, etc.) must contain a direct link to where the pattern can be purchased.

5. You may make alterations to the pattern, but you must still link to the original pattern and credit Abby Glassenberg on the item's tags and listings.


  • 1/2 yard of fleece or minky for the body
  • 1/4 yard of fleece or minky in an accent color for the ears, nose, mane and hooves
  • scraps of felt in white and black for the eyes
  • scrap of tricot or other sparkly fabric and white extra strong thread for the unicorn horn
  • coordinating all-purpose thread
  • fiberfill stuffing, 9 ounces
  • white and black embroidery floss, 18 inches of each
  • optional: poly pellets and the foot of a pair of pantyhose

You Will Also Need:

  • embroidery needle
  • stuffing tool such as a chopstick or hemostats
  • chalk or a disappearing fabric marker
  • Optional: craft knife and glue stick