Model horse Numnah/Saddle Pad tutorial

How to make a Numnah/Saddle Pad.

Note: This numnah/Saddle Pad is scaled to Schleich models.

You will need
A cotton cloth such as muslin or such the like. DON’T USE JERSEY!
A slightly furry fabric such as Chenille or Velvet.
A glue gun.
A meter of cord, wool or ribbon
A good black pen
Scissors
A template
Skillful fingers

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Step one

Turn your glue gun on. MAKE SURE IT DOESN’T FLOW AND DRIP ONTO THE WORK SURFACE

Get your template and draw around it on your cotton cloth on the side that you don’t want visible. Then cut it out. Do the same on the furry fabric.

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Step Two

Making sure you put the two drawn on sides together and use the glue gun the stick the pieces together at the edge. You should now have one saddle-shaped piece of fabric withe different sides. Check that there are no holes where you might have missed withe glue gun.

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Step Three

Take your cord, wool or ribbon and using the glue gun lay it around the edge of the numnah. make sure that is visible from the furry side but don’t put the glue on that side. When you reach the end trim it and put a dab of glue on both ends to seal them.

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Step Four

Make sure it fits under the saddle on your horse. You can make as many as you want. Why not try different patterns on the furry fabric? Just keep the patterns to the right scale. Otherwise you’ll get a numnah with stripes bigger than your horse 😉

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