Suitability Equestrian Pattern
#6360: This pattern gives you 20 full size applique designs with additional ideas for variations. Please note that the designs are not given by size- it is up to you to choose which design will work the best for your creation. Of course there are many possibilities for mixing and matching. Included are instructions for choosing materials and applying the appliqués. Please note that successfully positioning and sewing some of the designs can be very tedious and time-consuming, but for those of you up to the challenge, here they are.
We recommend buying the pattern and reading the instructions all the way through before buying materials.
The instructions assume that you are using leather or faux leather. Real leather is sold by the square foot, in full or partial hides. We recommend using garment leather of no more than 2 oz. Cowhide and lambskin are good choices.
Faux leather can be Ultraleather™, Ultrasuede™, or pleather. These fabrics are very easy to sew.
Both real and faux leather scraps are often sold by the pound or bundle. These are perfect for small appliqué shapes.
The exact amount will depend upon your own color choices and design. Once you finalize your design as described in the instructions, lay out all the pieces to calculate the yardage required. If using real leather you will have to talk to your leather supplier to figure out how much to buy.
Assuming that you use one color of 45” faux leather, you will need between 1/8 and 3/8 YDS, depending upon the design. Please note that for many of the designs you can use smaller amounts if you can buy scraps.
OTHER SUPPLIES NEEDED Tissue paper for making the patterns fitted to your garment pattern; regular paper for trying out appliqué designs; temporary spray fabric adhesive; transfer paper (found in the quilting supply section of your fabric store) to transfer appliqué design, it comes in black or white for light or dark fabrics respectively; tape.