Shoulder Pony Release DateI promised that today I'd announce a date for the release of the Beanie Shoulder Pony, so here we go...
The Beanie Shoulder Pony Pattern is going to be available for purchase in my Etsy shop on February 7th. So if you're thinking of getting a gift for your extra-special-somepony for Hearts and Hooves day this year, you'll have another option.
There are going to be a male and female heads for this pattern as well as wings and a unicorn horn. There will probably be two or three mane and tail sets, depending on how many I finish while I'm working on the example ponies. I've already drafted the pieces you'll need for putting magnets in the pony to secure them to your shoulder, and those will be included as well.
I love how simple the Shoulder Pony pattern is. I've streamlined some of the pieces and removed a few steps that can get a bit tedious (like sewing the bottoms of the hooves on). They're faster to sew and it takes less of
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
Pony Pattern Available for Sale!After months of work, my pony pattern is now available for sale on etsy!Pony Pattern Available for Sale!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
There are two versions available. The $15 version is the physical pattern and shipping in the US. The $20 version includes the physical pattern (with shipping in the US) and a PDF emailed to you! Edit: Due to popular demand from overseas I've added a $15 PDF only option. That listing comes with an extra sneak peak at my most recent test pony!
You can purchase it here in my etsy shop.
Thank you so much for all your amazing support and patience!
Edit: Totally forgot to mention! Since I expect there to be a bit of a rush *little scared here*, I'm going to be dealing with the first few days of orders as a batch and shipping them next Monday. Oops! I mean I'll be shipping them on Tuesday morning since Monday is a federal holiday and the post office is closed! -_-'
Tiny Little Pattern FAQ
Q: What will the pattern include?
A: The pattern in
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