Anyone else ride horses? I’ve been riding since I was about 6 years old and I just recently got back into it after a few years break having babies. I dug up my old equipment and found a couple of saddle pads. I’ve been very part leasing a horse once a week and I thought it’d be nice to make use of this equipment, and I’d like to leave it at the barn with the owner’s permission. I did not, however, want to have my stuff disappear into the abyss that is someone else’s equipment. It’s always a good idea to have labels on your equipment. I embroidered a piece of felt with my name using my Brother PE770 (affiliate link). Then I cut it out and hand sewed it into my saddle pads in areas that would not show or rub against the horse. I made sure not to put the needle all the way through the saddle pad, but rather just on the layer that doesn’t show my less-than-fancy needlework to the outside world. For my larger saddle pad, that means that the tag is on the underneath and I just went through the white fabric (not the purple on the outside). For the fluffy pad, it’s on the top in the quilted area and I just sewed through the top layer of that fabric.
This is a very easy project and worth doing to make sure you can keep track of your own equipment.
Danielle Pientka is the sewing and DIY blogger behind DIYDanielle.com. She taught herself to sew in 2011 when she wanted to make cloth diapers for her first son. She’s been sewing everything from ecofriendly items to kids products to clothing since, as it has become a passion. She loves learning how to do new things and teaching others in the process. She hopes to inspire other moms to take time for themselves to find their own creative passion.
Danielle lives in Maryland with her three young sons and her husband, Brandon. In her spare time, she gardens, reads, horseback rides, and has a small homestead with goats and ducks. Visit her shop to buy patterns or her sewing eBooks. Subscribe to her newsletter to get blog updates, free patterns and other printables by clicking here.