Two sets of saddlebags were finished up this week:
Even with a simplified pattern, these things are tedious to make, which is probably why I’ve put off making more all year. (sorry 😦 )
I liked the last version I made well enough, but still felt that some things needed to be improved. I was eager to see how adding the plastic buckles would look, and am really happy with the end result. These are much closer to how I originally wanted to make them years ago.
The ribbon adds a little more strength to the bag, and I’ve added a small felt piece in the bottom to help that as well.
I added a lining to the back (this is faux suede, with the wrong side facing out) after debating about it for a while. I’ve also been trying to remember to attach labels to my work, since I can’t sign pieces like these.
These two are up for auction on Model Horse Place: RED & GREEN
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Those are so perfect! Where’d you get the water bottles? They are so cute.
I found them on ebay! 🙂
I’ll have to hunt some down for myself….
I have tons left over if you ever want some, just let me know 🙂
I might take you up on that…
I know this is a older blog, but I was wondering, what material did you use for the saddle bags?
Cotton fabric 🙂
How did you make it so stiff? 😂