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Dear Princess Celestia......
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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!



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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 Also if you got a quote from me in 2014 or before, then you've likely got outdated rates so re-ask if you wish.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? 

46%
31 deviants said Foxy the Pirate
18%
12 deviants said NOPE.
16%
11 deviants said Chica the Chicken
10%
7 deviants said Freddy Fazbear
10%
7 deviants said Bonnie the Bunny
So if you've read any of my past personal type journals, of which I've tried not to write too many, you'll know that I've been in a pretty rough spot for a long while. I've got myself pretty decently dug into a hole of plush owed from having to move around a good few times, and I seem to regularly have trouble getting expenses paid while supporting my mother and little brother. Things beyond my control shoved me and my family down, and I've tried my best to get back up on shaky legs. But I haven't had any luck. Friends keep telling me that I could use some help, but they just don't know how they can help me. Some have suggested I take donations through paypal, or to try try again for government aid, or to just give up on the plush for a bit and find work elsewhere or go back to college to study nursing and/or physical therapy. I've never wanted to just ask for money, because I've always believed in earning what I get, and I don't want to give up DBSA to work at walmart or something, because that's all I seem qualified to do having dropped out of college. And I definitely can't afford going back to college right now.

When I was very young, the first song I can remember being my definitive favorite was "Lean On Me" by Bill Withers. My mother worked so hard to get me and my brother a home and we did what we could to help her. Many times when people saw how hard that single mother pushed herself and how her children were giving their all for what it was worth, they felt compelled to help us out in little and big ways. The kindness of strangers always amazed me and made me believe that there was still so much good in the world even though I'd seen so much bad. And now I'm in a position where it's my turn to provide a home for my family. And I'm not doing too hot. I'm doing my best, but that's proving to not be good enough. Maybe I've become too jaded over the past few years and didn't think anyone would help, or maybe I've just not been able to swallow my pride until now. But here I am, contemplating how to best ask for help from all of you who've helped encourage me to pursue my artistic ambitions. I'm only still getting by now because of all the wonderful things y'all have said, and all of the wonderful people I've had the pleasure of working for so far. So here goes nothing...

...How about something like Patreon? Something that would let me let others help me, but I'd be giving back too. I've been thinking a lot lately about that sort of thing, and I don't know. Would any of you like for me to open up a Patreon page? Would anyone be my patrons? I've been thinking a lot about goals I'd aim for and rewards to offer. After so-and-so funding, maybe I'd make my plushing tutorial video I'm working on into a series, where I'd make various plushies on camera and offer downloadable patterns. If anyone would be interested I could maybe get back into making cosplays and/or attend conventions again. You could vote on the next build and maybe I could even tailor and give away some of the costumes and such I make to high donating patrons. For rewards, I could start with maybe stickers and embroidered patches, drawings too (because I'm not just a plush artist), and maybe for a bit more small plushies. I could use some ideas for rewards, so suggest some below if you've got any! I don't want to ask for handouts, just a hand up. I'd love to create more. I have... so many ideas, but I can't afford the time towards any of them as I can barely afford to keep plushing ponies. This might let me do all the neat things I wish I could get paid to do, and show you all how I do it. FNaF suits, pony fursuit type things, Sonic plushies, Dragon Ball plushies, more Transformer/mech cosplays, that Double Backstitch ask tumblr comic I've always wanted to start- maybe that could all happen! Or maybe not. It wouldn't have to be a permanent thing even, if no one is interested in those lofty cosplay and plush vid series goals. Once I'm out of this hole and back on my feet, I'm confident I'd be able to stand steady again.

Would Patreon even be the thing to go to for that? I really don't know. If anyone wants to suggest anything, please do. I'm at my wit's end, and have been for a long while. Talk to me. Give your opinions. Let me know if you'd even consider any of my ideas worth supporting. I need help, and I can't keep slapping temporary fixes like "just work harder and sell more plushies" on my problems because that's got its own limits too. Thank you for giving this a read, and as always your feedback is crucial. I look forward to discussion in the comments, or by note!

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:


:iconcutternut39: lifesize Princess Luna

: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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FlagshipOnionhead Featured By Owner 4 days ago  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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EqDBot Featured By Owner 5 days ago  New member
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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EqDBot Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2015  New member
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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Oni-Tier Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2015  Student Filmographer
Thanks so much for the Fave!
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DoubleBackstitchArts Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2015  Professional Artisan Crafter
It brought a smile to my face, so it was a fav well deserved ^ ,^ You have a lot of other art that's really impressive, I especially liked that Giger-esque one you did!
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Oni-Tier Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2015  Student Filmographer
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neilbronner Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2015
Thanks for the Llama badge... :3

And everyone loves the Dashy I got from you! :D
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adamlhumphreys Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2015  Professional General Artist
Lla-ma! :D
:iconfluttershyyesplz: yay!
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