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Handy-Dandy Saddle Pad Making Guide!

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  • 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 .
    Against My Better Judgement: A blog about my new FLF OTTB
    Do not buy a Volkswagen. I did and I regret it.
    VW sucks.

  • #2
    Love it! Thank you.


    • #3
      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!


      • #4
        I really like your writing "voice." I've added your blog to my bookmarks.
        PA Hi-Ly Visible [PA Hi-Noon (by Magnum Psyche) x Takara Padrona (by *Padron)]

        Proud member of the Snort and Blow Clique


        • #5
          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.
          Groom to trainer: "Where's the glamour? You promised me glamour!"


          • #6
            Thanks for sharing!


            • #7
              Isn't that clever!!!!!!!!! Thank you for sharing.
              "My treasures do not chink or gleam, they glitter in the sun and neigh at night."


              • #8
                Cool, thanks!
                I started following your blog btw.
                http://www.youtube.com/user/NBChoice http://nbchoice.blogspot.com/
                The New Banner's Choice- 1994 ASB Mare
                Dennis The Menace Too- 1999 ASB Gelding
                Dreamacres Sublime- 2008 ASB Gelding


                • #9
                  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.


                  • Original Poster

                    If anyone makes a pad, take a picture! I'd love to see what people come up with!
                    Against My Better Judgement: A blog about my new FLF OTTB
                    Do not buy a Volkswagen. I did and I regret it.
                    VW sucks.


                    • #11
                      Very cool.
                      "Random capitAlization really Makes my day." -- AndNirina


                      • #12
                        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?


                        • #13
                          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.
                          "Random capitAlization really Makes my day." -- AndNirina


                          • #14
                            That's really neat! Thanks for sharing. I would not have thought making a "custom" pad could be quite so easy


                            • #15
                              This is AWESOME!!

                              I'm adding it to my list of things to do between graduation and when I start my new job
                              To be loved by a horse should fill us with awe, for we hath not deserved it.


                              • #16
                                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

                                Good cowgirls keep their calves together!


                                • #17
                                  Thanks for the idea! I pinned you.
                                  A proud friend of bar.ka.


                                  • #18
                                    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!!!


                                    • #19
                                      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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                                      Custom Equestrian Items and Bath Products


                                      • #20
                                        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!!