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Make your own Happy Reindeer! This is the baby version before he is all grown up with a big rack of antlers and all that hair.
This is my original design/pattern, designed by me with a trusty pencil, big eraser and paper. Created in mid 2014.
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 the Standard and Pony sizes
Tips for the best results
Options for some steps that can be done in a couple different manners
List of vendors for items 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.
Some hand sewing/stitching is required to applique the nostrils and apply the smile.
SIZE OF COMPLETED REINDEER
Dowel is 7/8" diameter
Weighs about 1 pound
Head is ~8" from base of neck to top of the head (excluding ears) and ~8" from the nose to neck and ~4" wide
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" from base of neck to top of head (excluding antlers) ~12" from nose to neck and ~6" wide
Ideal age range around 3.5 to 7+ years old (varies by child)
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 statment is in the tutorial.
You may make reindeer 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 reindeer that are sold. This is detailed in the tutorial. It is only appropriate to give credit where credit is due.
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. Thank you
5” x 10” square of tan minky
~1/4 yard chocolate brown duck canvas for bridle
~1/2 yard stone color duck canvas for head
~1/4 yard quality charcoal suede fabric (for muzzle & antlers…try two different shades of charcoal)
5” x 5” square each of white suede, black suede, light gray suede and caramel swede
Small package Heat N Bond Light (sewable)
1 skein black embroidery floss (because that is the least amount you can buy…you won’t need that much)
~1/8 yard white luxury shag faux fur, 1.5 inch pile
~16 oz poly-fil (fiber filling) (~10oz for pony size)
1” x 36” wooden dowel (for standard size) or 7/8” x 24” wooden dowel (for toddler size)
11” Zip Tie (optional, see equipment list for alternative method below)
18” navy or dark blue cotton webbing (for embroidered bridle option)
2 – ¾ “ D Rings
Sewing thread for embroidered bridle option: Hot Pink, Cornflower Blue and Red
1 skein yellow embroidery floss (for embroidered bridle option)
1 ½” wooden ball with either a 1” hole (horse size) or 7/8” hole (pony size) drilled in about ½ inch (this is optional and is to help keep the dowel from eventually rubbing through the fabric)