Seahorse Stick Horse Hobby Horse Ride-on Toy

This is my Seahorse Ride On Toy. I created this design in 2012 and completely redesigned it in 2016. Released February 2017 in a Pattern & Tutorial.

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

A Rustic Horseshoe Original Design, all rights reserved, copyright 2009-2017.


-Detailed step by step instructions -Photos that accompany each step -Full size pattern pieces for the Toddler and Standard sizes -Tips for the best results -Options for some steps that can be done in a couple different manners -List of vendors for items such as the safety bolted eyes I use -Applique templates for two different style of eyes -Patterns for two different fin styles

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 fins) and ~8" 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 fins) ~12" from nose to neck and ~6" wide -Ideal age range around 3.5 to 7+ years old (varies by child)


The pattern/tutorial is copyright protected. It cannot be shared, sold, redistributed, copied, etc, in any manner in whole or in part. A full copyright statement is in the tutorial.

You may make seahorses from this pattern for sale on a small 'home crafter' scale. I request that credit be given to Rustic Horseshoe for the design on any seahorses that are sold. This is detailed in the tutorial.

I fully appreciate your honesty and adherence to my copyright and terms, I have put a lot of hard work in to not only the creation of my design, but the creation of this tutorial/pattern.


  • US Imperial Measurement
  • Two sizes included
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Step by Step photos
  • Optional variations
  • Two fin styles
  • Two optional applique eye styles

Materials you need at home:

  • 2/3 yard canvas
  • 1/4 yard crepe back satin
  • 1/4 yard 1/8 inch thick foam
  • Fabric scraps for optional eye applique
  • 30mm safety bolted eyes (in lieu of eye applique)
  • 1 inch by 36 inch wooden dowel
  • 16 oz fiber filling
  • Sewing machine
  • This is not a comprehensive list, just the basics needed
Becky Mielczarek 04.01.2018, 04:40
  • (5 out of 5 stars)
Can not wait to make this. The other designs we purchase were just beautifully crafted.
Nives Malovrh 24.01.2018, 18:08
  • (5 out of 5 stars)
Great pattern
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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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