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!
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.
"I've spent most of my life riding horses. The rest I've just wasted". - Anonymous
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.
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!!!
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.
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!!