In which I turn $18 and a million hours of my life that I'll never get back into a saddle pad and half-pad cover.
|The smallest sewing machine that could.|
Sewing on the finishing ribbon, because progressive photos would make too much sense.
(The inclusion of my husband's feet and socks are free of charge. You're welcome.)
|Not made for my dressage saddle, it was just super handy. And dirty.|
- While I didn't break any needles this time, I think my sewing machine is well on its way to committing suicide. I can't say I blame it.
- I had all intentions of doing a perimeter stitch (or whatever it's called) around the half-pad cover to give it a more finished look. Alas, the damn thing was already too tight.
- I for-reals added a wither relief to the pad and it almost made me scrap the whole damn thing.
- I can't figure out how to keep the opening for the half-pad from gaping when it's actually in position. I accept wiser peoples' suggestions. Velcro?
- I could never get my tension just right, so even though I used white thread on the topside, there are tiny little black dots from the black thread on the bottom side. Don't even care.
- More photos of this latest master piece will be coming on Friday or Saturday, when I hopefully get to see my still-barefoot beast.