Olivia went to Disney World in January, 2015 so I was able to borrow her AG Horse while she was away. I found this pretty plaid fabric in my stash – you can’t see it, but it is full of sparkles that don’t come off! The reverse side is some type of fleece that I found in my stash as well. I could only find one pattern on the net for an AG Horse blanket. It didn’t fit Olivia’s horse so I created my own pattern.
Cut out plaid as pattern. Lay it on top of a piece of fleece with wrong sides together. Cut it out a little bigger than the plaid – that is just to be sure I know I will catch it when I do my basting. Pin well.
I put my presser foot at the edge of the fabric then moved the needle one notch to the right. Baste together.
I want to finish the edges with the serger. I changed my upper looper to wooly nylon thread and decreased the tension to about 1.5. I increased the tension on the lower looper to 4 (my normal setting was 2 and I used regular thread). I set my stitch length to 1.5. I let the serger do the trimming of the fleece.
Quickly press with a press cloth as the wooly nylon thread will melt. Pin 2-1/2” of 1/8” elastic into a loop on one front.
Stitch in place.
Add a button to the other side.
Here is the reverse side.
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