Our shop's sixth birthday party is tomorrow and we decided to go crazy by celebrating with a "Unicorns and Rainbows" theme!!
Being that I adore making softies (did you know that?!... I really do!!! I don't have enought time to do it often but I love to)...
anyways, being that I adore making softies, I decided to stitch up a magical little rainbow unicorn of my own..
and because I love my mom, and she asked me to do it, I made it into a pattern for you all to use too....
BE WARNED: IT'S NOT FANCY!!!
This is for FUN and it's FREE! Also I drew it up in about 20 free minutes this morning... (it's not to be indicative of the professional patterns I sell) ...just a quick drawing scanned from my sketchbook... and written in my awful chicken scratch! ...BUT if you're semi familiar with softie making or if you're feeling adventurous, you can likely use it to make your own magical little unicorn (or horse) friend.
To make it you will need:
Felt for body
Pearl cotton and an embroidery needle
Black thread and a smaller needle for stitching eye
Yarn for mane and card stock if using the doll-hair making method I suggest.
Here is a link to Wee Wonderfuls yarn hair tutorial - the best way to make doll hair! To make the mane, simply follow her steps for wrapping yarn around card-stock and machine sewing, remove card-stock and attach yarn to horse by hand... cut loops, trim and style as desired... trim bangs and make it funk! Have fun.... for the tail, loop a few strands of yarn around your fingers, attach to the bottom, trim and style.
If you do make it, I hope you'll post a photo of it on IG or facebook or something! I love seeing the amazing things you all make :)
hey! let's give it a hashtag.... maybe... #RainbowUnicornAreMagic!
tag your creations so I can see them, ok?
- xo -