Adding Name Tags to Horse Gear
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.