Camel Ride-on Toy Stick Horse Hobby Horse in Two Sizes

This is my Camel Ride-On Toy, think 'stick horse / hobby horse'...but as a cute camel with a little bit of sass! I created my original camel circa 2012 and completely redesigned it in the summer of 2017. Released September 2017 in a Sewing Pattern & Tutorial.

This is my original design/pattern, hand designed by me then put into a professional digitized format.

A Rustic Horseshoe Original Design, all rights reserved, copyright 2009-2019 WHAT IS INCLUDED

-Detailed step by step instructions...I walk you though it! -Photos accompany each step -Full size digitized pattern pieces for the Toddler and Standard sizes -Tips for the best results -Options for variations -List of supply vendors so you can find exactly what I use if you'd like

This camel is deceptively easy to make...approach it step by step and before you know did it!

Prints on standard 8.5" x 11" printer paper. Some pieces need to be joined with tape to create the full size template.

You will need to download the digital file which will be available immediately after purchase and then print what pages you would like.

I am also available via e-mail for any questions you may have along the way...I stand behind my products and will help you through any steps the best I can.


Confident Beginner


Currently only available in English. Measurements are in US Standard Units (inches).


TODDLER: ~26" tall -Dowel is 7/8" diameter -Weighs about 1 pound -Head is ~8" from base of neck to top of the head (excluding ears) and ~9" from the nose to neck and ~4" wide -Ideal age range up to about 3.5 to 4 years old (varies by child)

STANDARD: ~40" tall *dowel can be cut to a shorter length upon request -Dowel is 1" diameter -Weighs about 2 pounds -Head is ~12 inches from base of neck to top of head (excluding ears) ~13" from nose to neck and ~6" wide -Ideal age range around 3.5 to 7+ years old (varies by child)

This is my original design/pattern, designed by me with a trusty pencil, big eraser and paper. Created in 2016.


  • Deceptively Easy to Make
  • US Imperial Measurements
  • Written in English
  • Suitable for Beginners
  • Two Sizes Included

Materials you need at home:

  • Materials needed
  • ~2/3 yard duck canvas for head (alternative fabrics minky, quality cotton, faux fur, etc)
  • 22” length of 1” wide cotton webbing for base collar and handle
  • 1 ½ yard trim for bridle (tassel trim, fringe trim, braided trim, etc *alternatively you may make straps with fabric)
  • ~20 oz fiber filling (~12 oz for toddler size)
  • 1 pair 30mm Safety Bolted Eyes
  • 1” x 36” wooden dowel (for standard size)
  • 7/8” x 24” wooden dowel (for toddler size)
  • ~2/3 yard minky swirl for fur option (alternative fabrics minky shag, minky llama, sherpa, etc) (I need to find an affiliate link for this)
Maja Schostag 09.06.2020, 22:09
  • (5 out of 5 stars)
great pattern and easy to follow

Rustic Horseshoe

I design blueprints to inspire imagination! Embrace your creativity and join me in making a deceptively easy project via one of my sewing patterns and spark a child's imagination. I'm excited to see what you make!

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