Attention Valued EU Customers: Please DO NOT click to add the PDF to your Digital Cart! I am not set up for the VAT so please check out my JustBananasOverToys Etsy shop instead! Now for the About Me ...
Attention Valued EU Customers: Please DO NOT click to add the PDF to your Digital Cart! I am not set up for the VAT so please check out my JustBananasOverToys Etsy shop instead! Now for the About Me part Hi I am Janette! I am Just Bananas Over Soft Toys.....I think I have always been that way. As a school kid I read a lot of books. Horse books were my favourite as I was quite Horse mad! Two books stick in my memory as being very influential. They are Wish for a Pony and The Midnight Horse both written by Monica Edwards. Wish for a Pony inspired me to draw horses and The Midnight Horse inspired me to create horses using fabric and other materials. I designed and made my first cloth horse when I was 12 years old. My Mum helped me put wire, complete with a twist at the end to imitate a horseshoe in each of Tarallea’s legs. You can read more about my artistic passion in my Wordpress Blog or check out my Facebook Page. As a way to connect my past with my Online Future as a Soft Toy Designer my first Sewing Pattern PDF is a Hobby Horse that I have titled Wish for a Pony. I look forward to creating more PDF Patterns some of which will be accessories for the Hobby Horse and others that are realistic representation of other animals, birds and creatures. Thanks a Bunch for reading this and please feel free to contact me if you have any questions!View all patterns by designer (4) »
"Now close your eyes and make a wish!" Eyes tightly closed the heart of a child forms the words that they dare not speak aloud "I ......... Wish for a Pony." Granting the wish in the form of a real live Horse or Pony may not be a practical idea but the gift of a Soft Toy Hobby Horse could make that "Wish" come true! Will you be the one to grant the Wish of a 'horse mad' youngster? Will you make a special toy for a special child using this "Wish for a Pony" PDF Sewing Pattern?
The PDF Pattern contains 12 pages of Full Sized Pattern pieces ready to print out and tape or paste together. With a choice of 1/4" or 5mm Seam Allowance cutting line this Pattern has International appeal. Photos and text form a comprehensive Step by Step (Banana by Banana) guide to making a very special Hobby Horse plus Removable Bridle (with several 'stitch detail' options).
Remember....One banana, two bananas, three bananas! More!!! Four bananas make a bunch and so do many more!!!!! Making a Soft Toy is like that....take it one step or 'banana' at a time and you will get a 'bunch' done!
You may be wondering what 'restrictions' apply to this pattern, well as far as I am concerned IF you as ONE individual person have the patience, creative energy, physical strength and passionate desire to make one or more Hobby Horses per week for an entire year (without resorting to mass production which would imply the involvement of more than one person) then 'go for it', you have my permission!
If you intend to sell any Hobby Horses direct to the public or to friends then I would be thrilled with (but don't insist on) your acknowledgment of "Just Bananas Over Soft Toys" as being the source of the pattern on any labels you may choose to attach. (Acknowledgment may be required anyway depending on your Local Regulations). If you are thinking about selling your Soft Toy Hobby Horse Online, please check the Online Site requirements as a label listing a direct link back to the PDF Pattern may be necessary. Don't forget the PDF (Pattern Pages, Photos & Text) are all protected by Copyright JB 2014. Also please appreciate the time and effort that went into creating this Pattern and treasure it as a valuable resource rather than changing it and claiming it as your own work. Thanks a 'Bunch'!
* Fabric News *
My Designer Hobby Horse Bay Cut n Sew Faux Suede and Hobby Horse Chestnut Cut n Sew Faux Suede Fabric is now available from Spoonflower.com
Each yard of the Spoonflower fabric includes 2 Hobby Horses and with a choice of 10 HEAD Gussets (the forehead section where the Blaze, Star or Snip etc are located) it is possible to make two completely different Hobby Horses. Choose either to sew the shapes as is taking advantage of the eyes and nostrils printed directly on the fabric OR use the Optional Extra pieces to create the indented/recessed eyes and nostrils as shown in the photos. Which ever you choose you are guaranteed a realistic Hobby Horse!