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post #1 of 12 Old 12-28-2011, 10:14 PM Thread Starter
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Is it worth the money and time to make your own polos?

I was ordering if anyone really knew if making your own polos is cheaper or more work then really it being worth it...or should I just go buy some?

I have tons already but they a getting old, they where given to my and were well used before my years I put in them. They now have holes :(

I love plaid and patterns so I was thinking it could be a fun project!

I know I'd have to get the Velcro and have the fleece cut at the store to my liking but I have a sewing machine and could easily throw a few sets together :)

Have you ever done it?
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post #2 of 12 Old 12-28-2011, 10:30 PM
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I think it's great that you can sew & make your owns wraps. I couldn't sew to save my life. Go for it!
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post #3 of 12 Old 12-28-2011, 10:35 PM
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About 20 years ago, it was all the rage in this area to make your own polos & shipping wraps. My mare had Minnie Mouse polos, my friend's mare had blue checkers. Then polos starting becoming more readily available in designer patterns & less were using shipping wraps. Thanks for the chance for me to reminisce....
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post #4 of 12 Old 12-28-2011, 10:51 PM
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I guess it depends what you're buying and how much you're willing to spend. I was looking on Ebay and noticed that people are selling homemade ones in various fleece. Fleece is fairly inexpensive. I think the velcro is a little more expensive, but not sure by how much. So if you get fleece at joann's...I think when it's on sale it's like $5/yd. I don't think (?) you'd need more than a yard for polos, and possibly half a yard. Then the velcro of course, and your time. The cost of the thread is negligible, especially if you already have some.

It sounds like something fun to do, IMO =)

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post #5 of 12 Old 12-29-2011, 02:09 AM
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Great fun to do - there are so many cool designs of poarfleece available to make them from. Velcro is the expensive part but still great to be able to make your own wraps.
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post #6 of 12 Old 12-29-2011, 08:55 AM
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i would go for it ! if i could sew i would totally make polos !

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post #7 of 12 Old 12-29-2011, 09:46 AM
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I think its a great idea. I have made some in the past, I wanted the blackwatch plaid pattern. If you think the velcro would be to expensive you could make some with the old ties. I was able to have a set in the trailer for each horse, a set in the tack room, one at home, and gave some as gifts. I used them for everything too, like wrapping my cart during transport where the tiedowns touched it and getting the clyde's feathers out of the way for the farrier.
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post #8 of 12 Old 12-29-2011, 09:53 AM
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Thanks for starting this thread Klassic! I think it's a great idea. I'd not thought about making my own, I have basic sewing skills and a seamstress/tailor for a grandma who'd probably love it if I asked her to help me on a project like that.

Now, you've got me thinking that I need to make a trip to Joann's and pick up some fleece. That would be fun gifts to make for my lesson students :)

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post #9 of 12 Old 12-29-2011, 02:18 PM Thread Starter
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Awesome! Yeah I'm in love with plaid and love have unique stuff for Oliver. It's always fun when ur out and about and someone asks where you got something and you can say I made them!

Joanns has new fleece, nivpce plaids patterns!
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post #10 of 12 Old 12-29-2011, 02:47 PM
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This is a super interesting idea! I've looked into making my own saddle pad before, which is something I may try (or ask my aunt to do, since she sews) but I've never thought of wraps before! I've never used wraps before, but would like to in order to protect Shamrock's legs. Leg protection is something I've been looking into for quite a while now!

If you do it, let us know how it goes!
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