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The buzz of fairies fluttering about as a dragon swoops down to cup a drink of stream water. Atop his back sits a child who has the heart of the dragon as her best friend and the magic they share together enlightens all around them. You smile as you watch your little princess explore her imagination with her toy dragon...no worries of her falling mid flight from hundreds of feet in the air, but thrilled as you enjoy watching her imagination soar.
This is my original design/pattern, designed by me with a trusty pencil, big eraser and paper.
A Rustic Horseshoe Original Design, all rights reserved, copyright 2009-2016.
WHAT IS INCLUDED
In this tutorial/pattern you will receive:
Detailed step by step instructions
Photos that accompany each step
Full size pattern pieces for two sizes (standard and toddler)
Tips for the best results
Optional steps for added detail
List of vendors for items such as the safety bolted eyes I use
I am also available via e-mail for any questions you may have along the way...I stand behind my products and will help you through any steps the best I can.
SIZE OF COMPLETED DRAGON
Dowel is 7/8" diameter
Weighs about 1 pound
Head is ~8" from base of neck to top of the head and ~8" from the nose to neck and ~5" wide plus horn width
Ideal age range up to about 3.5 to 4 years old (varies by child)
~40" tall *dowel can be cut to a shorter length upon request
Dowel is 1" diameter
Weighs about 2 pounds
Head is ~12 inches from base of neck to top of head (excluding ears) ~12" from nose to neck and ~7" wide plus horn width
Ideal age range around 3.5 to 7+ years old (varies by child)
~2/3+ yard duck canvas for head (minky, cotton, etc can also be used)
~2/3+ yard quality satin for head (optional, I cover canvas with the satin to give it a ‘magical’ dragon look)
Fat quarter satin (contrast color for nostrils, wings and chest applique)
¼ yard satin for spikes and brows (or fabric of choice)
¼ yard medium weight fusible interfacing
~1/8 yard light weight heat n’ bond adhesive (alternatively you can use spray adhesive)
Spray adhesive (if covering canvas with satin)
¼ yard ultra-thick interfacing or 1/8” thick fabric foam (both work well, I prefer the foam)
¼ yard satin for reins and bridle (or fabric of choice)
2 yards rat tail trim (optional for wrapping on the horns)
7” strip of 1” wide cotton webbing (for base of neck trim, will be covered)
~18 oz poly-fil (fiber filling) (~10oz for pony size)
Eyes (I prefer 42mm safety bolted eyes)
1” x 36” wooden dowel (for bull size) or 7/8” x 24” wooden dowel (for steer size)
11” Zip Tie *optional
1 skein embroidery floss (for optional blanket stitch detail)
1 ½” wooden ball with either a 1” hole (standard size) or 7/8” hole (toddler size) drilled in about ½ inch (this is optional and is to help keep the dowel from eventually rubbing through the fabric)
COPYRIGHT AND TERMS
The pattern/tutorial is copyright protected. It cannot be shared, sold, redistributed, copied, etc, in any manner in whole or in part. A full copyright statement is in the tutorial.
You may make bulls and/or steers from this pattern for sale on a small 'home crafter' scale. I request that credit be given to Rustic Horseshoe for the design on any bulls and/or steers that are sold. This is detailed in the tutorial.
I fully appreciate your honesty and adherence to my copyright and terms, I have put a lot of hard work in to not only the creation of my design, but the creation of this tutorial/pattern.