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    11-22-2010, 10:35 PM
  #1
Weanling
Custom Saddle Pad! Just Finished!

Woot! So I just finished my AP Saddle Pad! I've had so much time to do it today. Cut out the fabric a few days ago and then started sewing today and finished within a few hours. The majority of that time was figuring out the binding. It took so long! Ill probably add Billet Straps, but seeing as I don't have a saddle, nor a horse, Ill have to wait till tomorrow to go to the stables to get those positioned to sew. I kinda guestimated on the girth straps. Lol, I can always pull out the thread if its in the wrong position. Do they look okay? And the curves kinda billow out and bulge :/ Bahh, anyone know how to get the binding to curve? Either way, I think it's decent for my first try! Heres pictures:
The Binding/Trim is purple and the saddle pad itself is green and brown. The webbing is white.




The underside has polka dots! :
     
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    11-22-2010, 10:48 PM
  #2
Weanling
I love that fabric! Looks good : )
     
    11-22-2010, 10:53 PM
  #3
Showing
That's REALLY pretty. I love how it's not cheesy like a lot you see these days
     
    11-22-2010, 10:57 PM
  #4
Weanling
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Originally Posted by Regan7312    
I love that fabric! Looks good : )
Thanks! I love it too! It reminds me of bass clefs and treble clefs that are smeared and dripping. :P

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Originally Posted by equiniphile    
That's REALLY pretty. I love how it's not cheesy like a lot you see these days
Thank you. :] I know, I kinda really dislike the cheesy ones with cartoons or fruit on them :P


Also, does anyone think it will be too thin? It really is kinda thin. The fabric was pre-quilted with the batting, upper, and lower layers, etc. Its almost like a baby pad.
     
    11-24-2010, 06:40 PM
  #5
Yearling
Nice work! I really love your choice of fabric/colors -did you use a pattern or create your own? I am thinking I'll need to try this over winter break! I think it looks fine as far as thickness, I always use a fleece half pad on top of my saddle pads though. Sometimes you find the thicker ones bunch and make rub spots, so I think the thickness will be fine.
     
    11-24-2010, 06:48 PM
  #6
Weanling
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Originally Posted by tealamutt    
nice work! I really love your choice of fabric/colors -did you use a pattern or create your own? I am thinking I'll need to try this over winter break! I think it looks fine as far as thickness, I always use a fleece half pad on top of my saddle pads though. Sometimes you find the thicker ones bunch and make rub spots, so I think the thickness will be fine.
Thanks! I used a pattern. The one from SuitAbility. I didnt have any saddle pads to trace, so I just bought from them, as well as some others. They come with instructions too if you need some!
     
    11-25-2010, 11:52 AM
  #7
Trained
Great job! I love it!
     
    11-25-2010, 08:14 PM
  #8
Weanling
Woah! That's fantastic! Are they difficult to make? It looks difficult but I'd like to learn to make one that has my own touch just like you did. It gets too cold to ride most of the time during winter and I could use a project for winter. I love your choice in color and fabrics. This is truly fantastic!
     
    11-26-2010, 01:29 AM
  #9
Weanling
Thanks! And Id have to say that the hardest part is the binding. If you use real binding that you buy, then its a lot easier, but I couldnt find purple binding, so I used fabric, which was a PAIN IN THE BUTT on corners. I don't sew much. I used to, but this was all pretty much my what I thought seemed right, so I had no idea how to do binding on curves. It billows out a little :[ but Im planning on making a white show pad and using real binding, so it will be better hopefully.

Overall Im quite please :] Im also planning on embroidering my stables name and logo on one to give it as a gift to my trainer!
     
    11-26-2010, 02:54 AM
  #10
Weanling
That's awesome! If I had a sewing machine, I'd love to start doing stuff like that, maybe eventually. Awesome idea for your trainer too.
Hey, that's away to make some extra money too! 8-D
     

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