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About Artisan Crafts / Professional Premium Member Double J. BackstitchUnited States Group :iconmlpplushcraftinguild: MLPPlushcraftinGuild
 
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Get to Know Your Plushsmith!






Hi! Welcome to Double Backstitch Arts! You can just call me Backstitch if you like.

I make... things. Lots of things. Plushies, cosplays, props, swords, art, many sorts of things. Most of you are probably here about the plushies though. I do what I love, and I really love to create stuff.

And it turns out, people dig getting stuff made for them. So here we are! More info can be found in my FAQ below. Any unanswered questions? Note me! I really do love to hear from you, and can always take a moment for a friendly chat.

Have a gander at the things in my gallery and whatnot, and thanks for dropping by!



Follow me up on the facebook thing! www.facebook.com/DoubleBacksti…

Also now on tumbly! doublebackstitcharts.tumblr.co…

And Furaffinity, the site slightly less for the faint of heart than deviantART o ,o www.furaffinity.net/user/doubl…

Questions that have been Asked Frequently, and answers to them.






Q: HOW MUCH DO YOU CHARGE FOR YOUR PONES?
A: Note me. I prefer to discuss prices privately. Also if you got a quote from me in 2014 or before, then you've likely got outdated rates so re-ask if you wish. Thank you.

Q: I noted you but forgot to ask, are your prices negotiable?
A: Unfortunately, no. I used to be more flexible, but I just can't afford to do that anymore u ,u

Q: Frickin' commissions, how do they work?
A: I say "I'm open" when I'm taking new plushies on, I pick between four and six at a time, and then I close until I'm done with those. Pretty groovy, eh? :3

Q: "So does "COMMISSIONS CLOSED" mean I have to ask extra nicely...?" "I want a lifesize pony. Here's $15. Or better yet, it's my friend's birthday, can you make one for free?" "How do you do that thing you do that makes you different from everyone else, i.e. your rumpybutts or 3D lashes? I want to do it too." "Can I have your patterns pretty please?" "Do you take dA points?
A: No.

Q: So... Favorite soda? Favorite music? Favorite show? Favorite movie? Favorite game? Favorite pony?
A: Dr. Pepper, most anything 80's and classic rock, either G1 Transformers or G4 MLP, Star Wars: A New Hope, either Duke Dukem 3D or FallFancy Sev'n, and the Great and Powerful Trixie.

Q: Can I draw your OCs or draw my pony with him/her?
A: Yes please! Use them how you like, but give credit where credit is due and let me know, k? I love seeing art of my ponies :3

Q: Ok... So do you do more than plushies?
A: Yup! I draw, I sculpt a little, I make cosplay parts (think wings, goggles, armor bits), I do a little of a lot. Curious if I'm the person to do what need be done? Don't be afraid to ask ^ ,^


Your question not here? It could be, if you ask enough! Note me anything you've got that's not covered here and I'll be glad to answer it.

Plush Artists That Rock!





A section otherwise known as, "If I'm not open, check out these artists!" I've had the pleasure of meeting a lot of great plush people during my time doing what I do. They're really nice, they're fantastic at what they do, and I've been helped out by most of these fine folk in one way or another over the years. I've been asked about what other plush making people are out there more than a few times while I've had commissions closed, and I'd like this list to stand as an answer to that question. This is by no means a complete list, and I'll be adding to it as time goes on.

adamlhumphreys:iconadamlhumphreys:
My fav: The Great and Laying Trixie! by adamlhumphreys
He's got a lot of plushing talent, and has on more than one occasion blinded me with science! Really, check out more of his work. It's fantastic.

agatrix:iconagatrix:
My fav: Nightmare Rarity by agatrix
Agatrix is one I know only by reputation, but what a reputation it is. Her work is always outstandingly great and so varied! Give her gallery a look, I'm pretty sure your jaw will drop.

ButtercupBabyPPG:iconbuttercupbabyppg:
My fav: Vinyl Scratch Plushie by ButtercupBabyPPG
She' makes 'em big and not too big, but she always makes them very fine. As one of my favorite plush artists, I can't say enough nice things about her work so go check it out for yourself! You won't be disappointed.

fireflytwinkletoes:iconfireflytwinkletoes:
My fav: Trixie and Trick Shot by fireflytwinkletoes
Just wow. Firefly is amazing, with great variety and unbridled talent. I almost don't feel worthy of mentioning her here, because you probably already know of her. If not, please go check her out!

hystree:iconhystree:
My fav: Princess Luna s1 plush by hystree
Hystree is a legend in my eyes. Her ponies were some of the work that most inspired me when I was starting, an example of the best of the best there was. I don't think she's open for commissions, but just go and look at her work. It's beautiful.

Nazegoreng:iconnazegoreng:
My fav: Princess Luna Custom Plush by Nazegoreng
This list wouldn't be complete without Nazegoreng. She's one of the plushers I've been closest to, and she's an undeniable talent with motivation and passion for her work that I always say I greatly admire. Give her very fine work a look, and be amazed!

Sophillia:iconsophillia:
My fav: Lyra Reshoot by Sophillia
She makes adorable ponies, she's multitalented, and you should go check out her work. I adore all of it, and her X3

WhiteHeather:iconwhiteheather:
My fav: Magic Duel Trixie Plushie by WhiteHeather
WhiteHeather is wonderful at what she does, and is one of those plush people who's been all nice to me from the start ^ ,^ Give her stuff a look, because it's as awesome as she is.

After the chocobo plush tutorial is done, I'm going to start work on a much longer project: Five Nights at Freddy's suits! If enough people ask nicely, I'll show you how I do 'em ~ ,^ But who gets built first? 

44%
44 deviants said Foxy the Pirate
18%
18 deviants said Chica the Chicken
17%
17 deviants said NOPE.
13%
13 deviants said Freddy Fazbear
9%
9 deviants said Bonnie the Bunny
Hello there all! Just want to drop you some info on how the Patreon deally is going (and how it works if you didn't know) and on what I'll be doing this month ^ ,^ Thanks to y'all, the Patreon page took off really fast. I had no idea I'd have such a strong response. Like, I've already met three of my goals. And I've been able to pay my bills and afford food! You're all awesome and I'm feeling a bit emotional. I was going to record a vlog instead of writing this journal, but written word is a bit less prone to rambling off-topic and gushing thanks :p

So first off, the goals I've reached! My understanding is that how the Patreon thingy works is people put down a pledge, then the first of the next month their pledges are actually collected, and then on the fifth all the pledges should be processed and made sure that none were uncollectable. WORTHY OF NOTING: My Patreon is set up for monthly pledges. If you were looking to just give a one-time donation and weren't sure how Patreon works, you can stop pledging at any time before the start of next month. So after pledges are collected and processed, I've got until the end of that month to deliver on rewards/goal promise thingies, which is what I'll list off now. "More funny/progressful pictures and videos" is the first one, and that entails some of the silliness and wip images I've done before as can be seen on my Tumbly and facebook. Minimum of six pics and one vid, though that number sounds a bit too light for me ;p Have a pic for your troubles hinting at something I'm working on.
Screenshot 2015-05-06 14.39.31 by DoubleBackstitchArts
Actually make it two.
Untitled by DoubleBackstitchArts
Or three.
Untitled by DoubleBackstitchArts

My second goal was a pony pattern available for patrons. It's not free, but if you've pledged any amount and want it just drop me a message on Patreon and I'll link you to where you can download it when it's ready. Now it won't be done for maybe a good few weeks, but I'll have it available for those who want it by the end of the month and some time not too long after that I'll have a video on how to make it into a plush. It won't be my full pony pattern I use regularly, but a simplified pattern for the everyday person ^ ,^

Goal three is one I'm really excited about, a Double Backstitch comic! My aim for that is to both have something to reply to comments and questions I get asked all around the net artistically (Tumbly has a really neat ask system so I hear ~ ,^) and also a means to explore Dubby's story. She's got an interesting little life for a plush pony, and I've got some fun characters to play with that are in her life as well. Lots of opportunities for fun, and that'll be showing up twice a month, one strip every two weeks starting about a week from now.

Now, how about those rewards! If you picked a reward when you pledged I'll be dropping you a message on Patreon asking for details on what you'll be getting drawn/sewn when I've got the time allocated for that. I've already sent out thanks to everyone personally though Patreon's messages as mentioned for the "any amount" reward X3

So what am I up to this month work-wise? One lifesize Celestia, one more lifer Luna, a quarter-scale Dashie, a quarter-scale Flutterbat, two quarter-scale Lunas, a quarter-scale Celestia, and a bunch of halfscale ponies that'll probably be worked on at the end of this month/beginning of next. I'm set up to make some really solid progress, and thanks to y'all generous folk who helped me on Patreon I don't have to worry as hard on expenses. I've said it to each of you, but thank you so much again <3

Questions, comments, praise, and grumps can be directed to me by comment section or by note!



Almost forgot, here's the link to my Patreon for anyone interested in helping me keep doing this crazy thing I love doing www.patreon.com/doublebackstit…

Commissioning D. Backstitch and You!






Quarter-scale commissions are CLOSED!
Large plush commissions are currently CLOSED!
Art commissions temporarily closed!


Note me if you have a price inquiry. I won't answer if you comment, shout, post a dirty fanfic using "What are your prices?" in more than just the obvious ways, or tap it in Morse code. Only through notes.



Quarter-scale commissions:

Rainbow Dash for cool guy :icondeadparrot22:

Flutterbat for the gentleman Assertive Fluttershy

Princess Luna for the patient and awesome :iconprinceofharmony:

Princesses Luna & Celestia for a 20% cooler :iconcutternut39:



Biggerponies list:



:iconacrinn45: lifesize Princess Luna

:iconwilshirewolf: lifesize Princess Celestia

:icontakshadowing: half-scale Gypsy (G1 pony in FiM style)

Aleranchampion half-scale Octavia

doctorsympony halfscale Octavia

:iconlemonthecombustible: half-scale Basalt (OC)

:iconleveebreaker: half-scale Pinkie Pie


:icongalaxy-traxs: half-scale Nevihta Tempest (OC)

Night Flight: lifesize Night Flight (OC)

:iconneilbronner: lifesize Fluttershy

:iconstormcloakwizzard: lifesize Screwball

Madingo (furaffinity): lifesize Trixie

Trading Game






Rarity for :iconnazegoreng:

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Nazegoreng Featured By Owner May 6, 2015  Professional Artisan Crafter
Duuuuuude put a link to your patreon on your front page XDD
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DoubleBackstitchArts Featured By Owner May 6, 2015  Professional Artisan Crafter
Shhhh, I'm testing people. Whoso Findeth Out This Patreon of this Int'rnet Paege, is Rightwise King Born of all England.

Also thank you XD
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Nazegoreng Featured By Owner May 6, 2015  Professional Artisan Crafter
ahaha I see XD. Super congrats on how well it's going :D
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BarkinginTheDark Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2015  New member
Thank you for the watch. :D
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FlagshipOnionhead Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Hi! Can you tell me the body and leg lengths for your 44' ponies? I'd like to know where to store one if I ever got one. Thanks!
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DoubleBackstitchArts Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2015  Professional Artisan Crafter
Hello ^ ,^ front leg lengths are about 18 inches, back are near 30 to the top of the haunches, and the body is around 28 inches long not counting the tail. It's been a while since I've measured one of my big girls, but that should be 'round abouts the measurements :3
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EqDBot Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2015
Greetings to you, fair doublebackstitcharts. You were featured 1 time in this Equestria Daily Post www.equestriadaily.com/2015/04… Thank you for providing quality material for all of us to enjoy :) (This bot is unofficial, it is NOT affiliated with Equestria Daily. If you do not wish to get these notifications anymore, please just block this account.)
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rtry Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Keep up  your Great work!
the pattern you are using is gorgeous
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DoubleBackstitchArts Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2015  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you, I'll try ~ ,^
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You were featured 2 times in this Equestria Daily Post www.equestriadaily.com/2015/03… Thank you for providing quality material for all of us to enjoy :) (If you do not wish to get these notifications anymore, please just block this account.)
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