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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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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 Also if you got a quote from me in 2013 or before, then you've likely got outdated rates so re-ask if you wish.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, Queen but really anything especially 80's, either G1 Transformers or G4 MLP, Star Wars: A New Hope, Duke Nukem 3D (was Final Fantasy VII), 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.

So my big ponies need a LOT of stuffing. About $140 worth. My international customers have to have them shipped unstuffed with a zipper on their back. Would North American customers like to stuff their own ponies if it saves them like $80 on shipping? 

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54 deviants said You should offer it as an option regardless of what this poll tells you, because some people will want it and some won't. You've got to do it for customers in Australia and the UK anyway.
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18 deviants said Yeah, if you take the stuffing price off the plush's total and supply a video tutorial on how you do it. It'd save me $80 in the end! It'll just take me awhile to get thirty or so bags of Poly-fil Supreme... (my recommended stuffing choice; it's worth it)
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16 deviants said No way, that's what I pay you to do. You know way more about stuffing density and how much of what goes where and what to buy, it's worth $80 more to have the professional do it. Plus I don't want a zipper on my plush.
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8 deviants said Also, being able to destuff them myself means I can clean them by just putting them in the wash (treat as you would delicates, please!) Or if I'm uncomfortable with that/if they need repairs, I can send emptypony to you instead of paying $100+ in shipping
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7 deviants said Ahem. Just use your incredible mind power to warp spacetime and teleport the plush to me. Duh.
Thank you for all the notes and interest, but commissions are now closed. If you didn't get a slot this time, I'll be opening again some time around December or January (maybe!) and so you'll have another chance then :3 I'll look over what I've got now, and start picking what ponies I'll be making for this batch ^ ,^

Commissions are open for a limited time (however long it takes to get a good few ponies to make anyway), and that means it's time to send in your notes, PMs, or whatever either here, on my facebook page www.facebook.com/DoubleBacksti… or Tumbly doublebackstitcharts.tumblr.co… or Furaffinity www.furaffinity.net/user/doubl… whichever works the best for you ^ ,^

Now the rules this time around are 1) I'm only taking pony commissions, and only half-scale and lifesized ponies and 2) I'm insisting this time on a minimum half-down for mane six and princesses, and payment in full for OCs and background characters in order to get a slot. The reason why I'm doing it like this this time is also the reason it'll be a few weeks after I close commissions before I'll be able to work on those ponies: I won't exactly have an address to order fabrics to and to mail ponies from, because I'm gonna move real quick to a better, more affordable home where I'll be more free to work on my more ambitious projects and commissions that involve some of my more fun tools ;p (fursuits, complex and high-quality accessories, armatures to allow my giant ponies to stand, and more!) I need just a little time to move and get settled (and finish up quick a couple ponies I've got on my table right now!) and to order all that fabric I'll be needing. So bear with me. It's you guys that are making my life and dreams possible with this amazing job I never thought could actually be a job, and I thank you all for your business and interest in my work. And next time I open up, I'll have so much more I can do for people who don't just want ponies, and it's so exciting <3

So if you don't have my rates, ask 'em for whatever it is you want to get from me (accessories if not simple like AJ's hat or such will be extra, so take that into account) and if you're serious about getting a slot, you'll have to have the payment ready by the time commissions close, which could be any time from one day to a week. Last time I opened, I was closed in three hours so I'm expecting slots to fill up fast. But I'll be open at least a full day this time, to give people a chance to notice and note about a commission, or to ask about rates if they haven't already.

If you've got any questions not about pricing, ask in the comments. I can't wait to hear what awesome ponies I'll be asked about!

Commissioning D. Backstitch and You!






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.




Half-scale Princess Luna, returned for restoration

Half-scale Fluttershy, returned for restoration

cutternut39 lifesize Princess Luna

:iconacrinn45: lifesize Princess Luna

:iconwilshirewolf: lifesize Princess Celestia

:iconjfluffy: half-scale Applejack

caligula668 lifesize Twilight Sparkle

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caligula668 Featured By Owner 4 days ago
Hows Applejack and Twilight?
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DoubleBackstitchArts Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Professional Artisan Crafter
I spent yesterday from 4AM to 4AM working on manes and tails, and I just woke up so I can get back at 'em XD I'm doing everything in my power to get these ponies done before the end of the week.
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caligula668 Featured By Owner 4 days ago
Oh wow oh snap you put so much work into your creations. Thank You
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neilbronner Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2014
Thanks for the fave! Really glad you liked it! :D
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Jfluffy Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2014
Have you done the life size calculations for fillies?
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DoubleBackstitchArts Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Actually yes XD 30.5 inches

Double Backstitch's Math for Life-Sized Ponies! by DoubleBackstitchArts
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Jfluffy Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2014
Bah, sorry I didn't notice that.
I bet they've be adorable... and a bit front heavy because of the head size.
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Jfluffy Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2014
Just dropping by to wish you a good day!
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DoubleBackstitchArts Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
G'day to you as well, mate ^ ,^ I'm in the middle of cutiemarking and eye-affixing some AJ and Twi right now XD What've you been up to?
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Jfluffy Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2014
Excellent, I look forward to cuddling her. I was wondering if you had a rough estimate to when she would be complete?(I'm in no rush, I'm just curious.)

I've been putting together a minecraft modpack the past few weeks, tweaking with the numbers and trying to find a good balance with the gear and blocks; I might even consult you and tap in on your nursely knowledge when trying to balance the hunger system! 
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