More Reflective Tack

A couple weeks ago I finished up a set of reflective boots:

These have been sitting on my desk for months.

It’s been a long time since I finished a set of boots like these. The design has been giving me trouble but I think I’ve solved the issue… hopefully!

I’m glad to have them done, but they’re kind of sloppy and I think I can do better. The reflective strips work, but I’ve learned that if a speck of glue gets on it it’s there for good, argh! 😦

I did feel inspired to make a reflective quarter sheet to go with it. It’s been on my do-to list for months anyway, so why not!

Here was one of the references I used:

Amigo Reflective Competition Sheet

At first I thought I would make it like I did the fly sheet, with a single layer and faux painted binding.

But I felt that it was too transparent that way, so I picked it apart and added a second layer from white fabric. It looked a lot better, but I couldn’t cheat with the binding anymore.

In the end it took just as long to make as a regular blanket, but I think adding the extra details was worth it.

I’m not sure how I feel about the piece around the neck though. It limits the horses it can fit, so I might have to try making another without it.

The reflective pieces are from an iron on high visibility tape I picked up at Joann’s. It worked out SO much better than the thin tape I used on the boots, as that had to be glued in place.

The human couldn’t be left out, so I put together a basic vest.

It’s a little big for the Yvonne doll, but I wanted it to be able to fit the Breyer and Mego dolls as well.

I’m happy I finally got around to making these pieces though! Now they can go out for a late ride… if she can ever get him tacked up…

“Human wat r u doin”

13 thoughts on “More Reflective Tack

  1. Amazing! I wish I could make realistic tack like that. πŸ™‚ (Well, I guess it technically isn’t tack, but you know what I mean. :D)

  2. Cool! I like the boots. I wanted to ask you where you got the doll you used in these photos? Thank you! πŸ™‚

    1. The doll is “Yvonne” by Zica Toys. She was discontinued (and sold out) but another company has bought the molds for production. The new company is called KC’s Galloping Gals – they have a Facebook page and group if you want to look them up.
      They are open for pre-orders but aren’t shipping yet… I’m not sure what the status is on them right now.
      But I LOVE this doll because she is so much more posable than the Breyer and Mego dolls!

  3. That turned out really cool! Tho yea the neck piece on the amigo is kinda weird …. most quarter sheets I’ve seen and used don’t have that – they just have the piece that velcros in front of the saddle and nothing around the neck or chest.

  4. hello , i have made a head collar which I’m so pleased with . i tried to make a rug but the glue was rubbish . i tried a hot glue gun and crafters glue what do you recommend on ribbon to felt ? cheers Nicki

    1. My favorite glue for fabric and ribbon is called Fabri-Tac, but any fabric glue should work. I’ve used Aleene’s Tacky Glue as well.


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