30 thoughts on “Tutorials

  1. Nichelle, what glue do you use for the ribbons? I finally tried to make them but it was a disaster. The ribbons wouldn’t stay folded and touching it caught the glue and pulled everything up again. I bought my ribbon from Michael’s and I wonder if I should buy it from a fabric store. I even tried sewing it but it was all trash:) Humbling. Incredibly humbling. So I thought I’d start with the glue. I used a Elmer’s clear and then a glue stick. I had the same problem trying to make the bareback pad. The glue didn’t work well. Thanks for any tips!

    1. I used Aleene’s Tacky Glue for the ribbons – they are a bit fiddly to make even with that though. I’ve found it best to crimp the folds beforehand with a pair of pliers, then stick it in a clothespin until the glue sets.
      Lately I’ve been using Fabri-Tac instead of Aleenes for all fabric/ribbon gluing. It sets up well and very quickly too. 🙂 It costs a bit more but most craft/fabric stores (Michaels and Joanns at least) almost always have coupons you can print out from their sites. Hope this helps! 🙂

  2. Your tutorials are amazing!!!! I made a hay net and they turned out great!!!! I’ve tried this but I have failed every time, I’m just wondering if you would want to try a feed cart…

  3. Hey! I love all your tutorials and projects 😀 I was wondering if you could leave some instructions on the bell boots? They looked so cool I thought I could try!

  4. Your tutorials are amazing, I am new to tack making and your tutorials are so helpful. I would love it if you posted more! Do you have an instagram, facebook, or youtube? I will definitely be keeping my eye out for more tutorials.

  5. Love the tutorial, I want to try them all! Do you have any tips on shrinking the bareback pad? I collect Schleich and I need a bareback pad (like really bad).

    1. The PDF file can be opened in Word or through Adobe Acrobat. I know in Word the image can be selected and re-sized that way. If you’re still having trouble let me know and I’ll see what I can do. 🙂

  6. Thanks so much for sharing all of these I’ve made the lead ropes (which is probably one of my favorites), hay nets, and the awards, and I want to try many more!

  7. Am soooo enjoying all the tutorials and free sharing of ideas and patterns. Thank you every so much for sharing your knowledge and work with the industry! I think I just went down a rabbit hole and now have tons more projects to make for my scenes and performance showing. THANK YOU!

  8. I love love love love love love love love making schleich horse tack I am right now working on a bridle to go with a English saddle I just made for my mare Moonstar 🐴🐴🐴🐴


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