So you want to make a ponyI get asked alot of questions on how to make pony plushes. I really don't think I'm the best person to ask since I'm a total noob, but I will try to help! First off, you need a pattern. I don't sell or give out my pattern, but there are plenty of nice ones online! All it takes is a bit of searching but I'm going to make that part easy for you.
BabyLondonStar's kawaii pony -
The pattern: http://www.members.shaw.ca/plushie/patterns/pony/p1.jpg http://www.members.shaw.ca/plushie/patterns/pony/p2.jpg http://www.members.shaw.ca/plushie/patterns/pony/p3.jpg
The Tutorial: http://www.members.shaw.ca/plushie/patterns/pony/
:iconVoodoo-Tiki:'s pony -
The pattern: http://voodoo-tiki.deviantart.com/gallery/#/d4tbodh http://voodoo-tiki.deviantart.com/gallery/#/d4tbol7
The Tutorial: ht
So you want to buy minkyI get asked this question alot and I promised a guide a while back but I'm just now getting around to making it! Here is a list of websites where you can buy minky fabric for your projects!So you want to buy minky3 years ago in Personal More Like This
www.beverlys.com - search cuddle 3
www.joann.com - search for Soft n Comfy
www.minkee.com.au - Australia
Land of Oh Etsy - http://www.etsy.com/listing/95419080/1-yard-1-mm-smooth-cuddle-minky-fabric?ref=usr_faveitems
Igloo0203 - http://myworld.ebay.com/igloo0203/&_trksid3984.m1439.l2754 - This seller has a wide color selection and the minky comes in 3mm and 5mm pile! She's located in Korea and shipping usually takes about 2 weeks, or at least that is when my orders arrive.
KYcutters - http://myworld.ebay.com/kycutters/?_trksid4340.l2559 - They sell Benartex Minkee Gelat
So you want to digitizeIn this tutorial I'm going to attempt to explain how to autodigitize images into embroidery files. There are many different software programs out there. Here is a link to some free software called Stitch Era: http://www.imprimeo.net/howget.htmSo you want to digitize3 years ago in Personal More Like This
In this tutorial I'll be showing you how to digitize using PE Design Lite!
This software is best used in conjunction with an image editing program like Adobe Photoshop. I've found that PE Design Lite is quite finicky with colors so you need a high quality vector image of the design you want to digitize.
So the first thing you need to do is find or create your design. Once you have a good quality image open your software.
Note: PE Design Lite has only the most basic of functions. For more embroidery options you'll need to buy/download more advanced digitizing programs.
Step 1: Open software
Step 2: Import your image
This is the file I want to digitize:
Step 3: Click the autodigitize button and the color grid will pop up.
Your digitizing sof
Pony ResourcesI'm routinely updating this post with new resources that people send me. So feel free to send me links to tutorials or other informational posts/deviations/links that you think might be helpful to plushy makers!Pony Resources3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I've been putting together a new list of pony resources over the last few weeks. It's been a while since I did the first journal post on the topic and unfortunately a lot of the original links went dead when BabyLondonStar deactivated her account. I also wanted to include some links for other non-eye and mark related things that I've found over the time I've been on deviantART.
There's a really cool tutorial by BeeZee-Art for making spiral plushie horns that I thought folks might like to see for their unicorns. I think you could also apply it to plushies where the horn is sewn in already, getting your needle in there might be a little harder though.
Once you've finished sewing your pony you may want to take
Icon Commissions Info (open) check my front page commission widget to see if its openIcon Commissions Info (open)3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Bases i use :
THESE WILL BE DONE AS REQUESTS WHEN I OPEN EM
Floating Cloud icon by lekademaclapping icon by lekademaStare icon by lekadema:thumb297811666:
Drunk icon by lekademaConga icon by lekademawalking icon by lekademaFly icon by lekademabutterfly icon by lekademaBouncy Pony icon by lekademaFilly walking icon by lekademaFilly pegasus trot icon by lekademaFlying pegasus filly icon by lekadema
Fast flying icon by lekademaGallop icon by lekademastand left icon by lekademaLooking icon by lekadema
Alicorn Trot icon by lekadema
Hearts and Hooves 25 each
Chem spark blinkie by lekademaStar shade blinkie by lekademaNine lives blinkie by lekademaSteam punk by lekademaneko charm blink by lekademaSkyler blink by lekademaFritz blink by lekadema
if you want one you have to tell me:
Tutorial: How to machine stitch horns onto heads!Here's another quick and simple tutorial!Tutorial: How to machine stitch horns onto heads!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
When you make your gusset pattern, leave a little hole where you want the horn to be.
Pin the horn to the gusset hole. They should be the same length.
Now match the back of the horn together and pin.
Sew from the end of the gusset to the tip of the horn.
Now you have a horn that's machine stitched to the gusset!
Tutorial: How to machine stitch heads onto bodiesTutorial time! This is another basic tutorial that will show you how to machine stitch a plush's head onto its body. Please be aware that I can't teach anyone how to make patterns. I'm just putting together a few tips and tricks that will hopefully help someone.Tutorial: How to machine stitch heads onto bodies1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Sew your plush's body together, leaving the entire back open.
Sew your plush's head together, also leaving the back open.
Match the head to the body and pin. When making your pattern, make sure the circumference of the opening at the bottom of the head is equal to the circumference of the neck opening of the plush body.
Sew a straight line from one end to the other.
The plush's head is now attached!
You should now have a plush with the entire back open! All you have to do now is finish it!
MLP Resource: Minky Color Guide(Please keep an eye out for more helpful journals centered around plushie making! More will be made in the future!MLP Resource: Minky Color Guide3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Also, keep checking back, as more characters and their colors will be added soon!)
MLP: Minky Color Guide:
Which minky color works best for ______ (insert MLP character here)?
This journal is an attempt to answer that question. There are more than 50 shades of minky out there, and as a plushie maker, I realize that it can be difficult to know which color will work best for the particular pony you're working on. This is made even more frustrating by the fact that many of the images of the minky do not show the true color!
I recently ordered a ton of swatches from fabric.com, and I'm continuing to collect swatches from various websites, in an attempt to get most of the minky colors. Because I have the actual fabric with me, I can compare it to the characters' colors to see which fits best, to ensure that you can make a plushie that is as show-accurate as possib
.:Point Commisions:.[CLOSED].:Point Commisions:.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Read the rules. Please. ~Rules~ me any comments asking for a commision will be redirected to the rules you may only order 2 things at a time You must pay before I start it In your note put xmasyo You must have ATLEAST 2-3 digital references (reference sheets are an exception) Prices may vary, DO NOT calculate the points yourself You must pay AFTER I accept it Fill out the form for pete's sake :I
Tutorial on making iconsI also had this idea for a while. I wanted to make this just for ease if anybody wanted to know better on how to make the icons that I make.Tutorial on making icons2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Also, a link for the bases: http://dl.dropbox.com/u/35213087/Templates.zip
MLP Resource: Pony Plushie Shopping ListHi everyone! As the winner of my poll, I've decided to make a journal consisting of a plushie shopping list!MLP Resource: Pony Plushie Shopping List3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Now, I've tried to include the average prices for everything, but keep in mind that prices will vary, especially with fabric because it depends on how many yards you get! But I've tried to give you just a general idea...
Also, you'll notice that there are multiple sections for putting the eyes and cutie marks on the pony. You only need to choose one section (hand embroidery, machine embroidery, or applique) depending on your personal preference.
Rotary Cutter $11.00
Cutting Mat $13.00
Sewing Machine $100.00
Fabric Markers (assorted color pack) $6.50
Hand Sewing Needles $2.00
Note: I like to have an assortment of fabric marker colors because I use different color fabric, and some markers don't show up on particular fabric colors. My general rule is, use the lightest fab
You want to make plushies? Tips and resources listEdit: added a part about fabric selection before 'where do I start'!You want to make plushies? Tips and resources list2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Ever since I posted Wolf Link and Midna I've been getting an influx of messages asking me to teach, reveal my secrets, take people under my wing, and so on. The sad thing is I can't spend all that much time one on one with everybody asking me to teach them. So I've decided to put together this massive block of text, relating some of my personal experience in plush making and listing off all my resources at the bottom. This will cover the very basics of plush and pattern making so if you are completely new to plush making this is for you, if you're not and you're just looking for resources skip to the bottom. I hope this will be helpful to someone!
First off, the reality. The big secret. The key to becoming a good plush artist is...
I can already feel the glares and exasperation but hear me out first.
One thing I've noticed with a lot of the messages I got were that a lot of people were scared of screwing up.
Commissions - ON HOLD - with more options!COMMISSION INFO:Commissions - ON HOLD - with more options!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
COMMISSIONS ARE TEMPORARLY ON HOLD. THAT MEANS DONT ASK FOR ONE!
I will have 5 spots open at a time. I get overwhelmed easily.
1.) on hold
2.) on hold
3.) on hold
4.) on hold
5.) on hold
So, here are the different things you can ask for.
1.) DRAW YOUR OC - 15-20 points, depends on character.
Just a drawing of your OC. It will be done with a base. If you want any accessories it is an extra 5 for each. Either you supply a picture of the cutie mark, commission me for one, or no cutie mark.
2.) GENERATION CHART - 35-45 points, depends on the character.
A drawing of your OC through the MLP generations. No gradients or accessories are available.
3.)CUTIE MARK - 10-15 points. Depends on how complicat
One Month Premium Membership :) (CLOSED)Hey there Watchers and Random Deviants!One Month Premium Membership :) (CLOSED)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
So I will be giving away a One Month premium membership. But unlike normal giveaways, this will be a little different.
So here are the Rules:
- For more people to know about it, Please Fave this journal
- You have to have at least 2 Deviations in your gallery
- You have to comment on this journal (no random words or anything, read the next rule for what to put there)
- In the Comments, put the link of your best deviation you have drawn (or made)
- All kinds of Deviations allowed!
This Will end on 24 January 2013 . But I will need maybe at least a few weeks to look through these Deviations!!! So the Prize will Be given A little late (also give a chance for more people to donate)
I will be choosing the best deviation and give it to the deviant. However, I will only give it to those who do not have a premium membership.
Please be fair, if you already had a premium membership before but had ended, please state in the comments.
Commissions :DISCOUNT:EVERYTHING 20 POINTS AND ABOVE HALF OFF FOR A WEEK!! THIS ENDS NOVEMBER 4!!!Commissions :DISCOUNT:2 years ago in Personal More Like This
YO I'M STILL OPEN FOR THESE JUST SO YOU KNOW!!!!!!! PLEASE COMMISION ME! <3
EDIT: I upped the prices because I got much better and these things do take time!!!
First to comment gets the slots. Also a slot counts for more than one thing. For example if you order a journal doll and a picture you are still in one slot.
I CAN NOT AND WILL NOT DRAW HUMANS, ANTHROS, ANYTHING HUMAN LIKE, GIRAFFES/HORSES, SEXUAL SCENES, GORY SCENES, OR REALISTIC THINGS.
I CAN DRAW CANINES, FELINES, DRAGONS, MY LITTLE PONY, BASICALLY ANYTHING BUT THE THINGS LISTED ABOVE. SO BE AWARE WHEN YOU COMMISSION ME THAT I WILL NOT DO THOSE THINGS.
Journal Dolls (5 Points Extra Characters)
Complex Character Animated: 25 Points
Complex Character Nonanimated: 20 Points No example
Detailed Character Animated: 30 Points
MLP Resource: Tips + Tricks for Working with MinkyMy Little Pony Plushie StyleMLP Resource: Tips + Tricks for Working with Minky3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
What: Minky is a polyester, microfiber fabric that is extremely soft. It is often used in baby blankets and quilts, but also seems to be the fabric of choice for many plushie makers.
(Please keep an eye out for more helpful journals centered around plushie making! More will be made in the future!)
These tools can help make your experience working with minky much easier...
Rotary Cutter: http://www.beverlys.com/olfa-rotary-cutter-28mm.html You can use this to cut the minky directly around your pattern pieces on a flat surface, instead of trying to pin the pattern and hold up the fabric while cutting with scissors. The smaller the blade size, the better, because they go around tight curves easier.
Walking Foot: These sewing machine accessories are very useful. When sewing, because minky is slippery, the fabric may slide around a bit and get off track, making your plushie (or whatever you're making) not as accu