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    Lightbulb Handy-Dandy Saddle Pad Making Guide!

    My dear COTHers, I proudly present... my Handy-Dandy Super Easy Fun Saddle Pad Making Photo Guide

    Make your own custom, beautiful pad easily and inexpensively!

    I hope this helps someone .
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    Love it! Thank you.



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    Now see that is creative! Sadly all I can do is crochet Dish Cloths, And not very well.
    Every now and then I look at sewing machines, and think I should buy one and learn to sew in my old age.. Yeah, right! LOL
    But those pads are a great idea, you can custom make them anyway you can think of, and they would be great for Secret Santa gifts!
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    I really like your writing "voice." I've added your blog to my bookmarks.


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    Very pretty. I've never thought of covering a pad but I have bought quilted mattress covers and started from stratch. I didn't find it that much work but I have no life. Not as "solid" as starting with a ready made pad, but they work. I too, enjoyed your blog.
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    Thanks for sharing!



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    Isn't that clever!!!!!!!!! Thank you for sharing.



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    Cool, thanks!
    I started following your blog btw.
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    You are hilarious!

    I would buy that pad from you - you should go in to business on Ebay or Etsy.
    I can sew but am way too lazy to put that much effort in to something that my horse is going to sweat on.



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    If anyone makes a pad, take a picture! I'd love to see what people come up with!
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    Very cool.



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    I need to find a sewing machine! I have many old pads that I have thought about just getting rid of but this is a much better idea! Have you washed them yet? How do they hold up?



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    If you wanted to have your own monogrammed pad, it would be easy to monogram the cloth first, and then attach it using your method. You could also applique a monogram or any other graphic design onto the cloth. Or you could quilt the project a little more than you have done to make a nice look, especially if using a plain or solid colored fabric.

    This is a neat project.



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    That's really neat! Thanks for sharing. I would not have thought making a "custom" pad could be quite so easy



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    This is AWESOME!!

    I'm adding it to my list of things to do between graduation and when I start my new job
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    Love it! I have actually been searching for patterns to make my own saddle pads, but this is even better. Thanks for sharing... just pinned the link
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    Thanks for the idea! I pinned you.
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    I kept thinking about making my own saddle pad from scratch. Then my sewing machine screams "NO" from the closet. I check my anti-anxiety meds, and there never seems to be enough to cover such a project. So I go buy a new saddle pad. Never in the color or design I want.

    This is a brilliant idea! So simple and stress free. Excellent idea and blog post!!!
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    Very Cool! and nicely done pictures and description.
    I've done several pads in a similar manner ( I make and sell custom pads on etsy), and I've also made two from complete scratch (it's not worth the time or the hassle in my opinion). This is a great idea to to revamp some of my older schooling pads.
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    Ok seriously, that is a genius idea! Your photos and instructions are easy to follow and also hilarious. Idiotic questions regarding your miscellaneous tips: What is a nap? What does grosgrain mean? Can you take pictures of your other saddle pads so we can see how awesome they are? Thanks!!


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