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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.

A: BAM That do anything for ya? ;D

Q: Just how big are your ponies?
A: Well my price list has the numbers, but this could help put things into perspective

Q: Commissions, how do they work?
A: About a week or two before I open up, I post a journal saying when I'll be taking new plushies on. Then on that date and time, you send in a note and I pick four-ish jobs, and then I close until I'm done with those. That doesn't mean you have to wait until I'm open to ask about prices or details for a specific plush, those you can ask about any time.

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?" "Are you single? ;)"
A: No. Except for that last one. That one is yes.

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, Transformers: The Movie (1986), 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: Generally yes. I'd appreciate being asked first, but for the mostpart 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.

My fav Princess Luna Keychain Plush by Loves-To-Derp
A solid up-and-coming that I'm training directly. Keep an eye on this one, she's gonna go far.

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.

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.

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!

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.

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!

My fav: Nightmare Rarity 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

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.

Would you pay around $40 for one of these? 

33 deviants said Mmmm, not that one no, but one of my ponies/ my favorite ponies sure.
23 deviants said Probably not.
20 deviants said I'll take twenty.
7 deviants said Pshhhhaw. Beanies. Dude get back to work.
Firstly thank you everyone who submitted entries to the contest, you are all wonderful and if I could, I'd make you all winners. However, I only have limited time and places open for the winners of this year's contest, and they are thusly mentioned.

First place:
A Moonlit Race by Paper-Cities
"A Moonlit Race" by Paper-Cities
The artist demonstrated considerable effort in the drawing and story but also in exploring and learning about the characters' stories and how they interact. The highest points you can ever score in these things is by notably taking interest in the characters and then basing a creation around them. The short story setting the scene and the image that it goes with really set this later entry as the highest mark. They win the first prize of a beanie of their choice~!

Second place:
Contest Entry: Rainbow Powered Double Backstitch by BlackCatSamurai
"Rainbow Powered Double Backstitch" by BlackCatSamurai
It's rare you see a physical representation of lil' Dubbstitch, and never have I ever seen a rainbow power version of her. This entry gets big points for the physical nature of it, plus the careful consideration that was made when choosing how one would adapt my monochromatic pony into something fabulous. For her efforts, she wins the service of my hands to draw her something to her liking.

Third place:…
"I'll be home for Hearth's Warming" by avalon487 on furafinity
If you were around for my last contest, this guy. This guy is good stuff. When he writes, he really makes me feel like my characters are something a bit more than just ponies in my head. Really, he's got some true talent. He's fabulous, and he wins a sort of fabulous me drawing for him.

Fourth place?!:
Dubby's Christmas Party by lemonthecombustible
"Dubby's Christmas Party" by lemonthecombustible
Okay so there wasn't supposed to be a fourth place for this tier, but Lemon here just went all out with this one and I couldn't leave it out. She even sent me the hard copy of it, and it's so gorgeous in person. Her extra efforts award her an art of her desiring by my hand.

All other entries really were dearly appreciated and will be compiled into a collage submission like my previous one. Thanks again everyone, and let's do this again some time ^ ,^
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  • Drinking: Dr. Thunder

Commissioning D. Backstitch and You!

So you want to hire me to make your plush dreams come true? Fantastic~! I can make almost anything you could want plushed. Feel free to ask for any level of detail or additional accessories/outfits, because I do those too for a reasonable price. Tell me what you want, because what you want is what I want to make.

For ponies (my most common work) some things to think about are expression for the eyes and mouth, and possibly the pose as well. If you don't specify a pose, I'll default to normal standing, which is usually pretty poseable on its own. Other options are rump size, which I've got fans who like both "show accurate" that's simple and elegant, and then boosted which has some extra oomph. Manes can be done complex or simple, complex being multi-stranded 3D adaptations of characters' flat shapes and simple being the more single-piece show-accurate style. I do 3D eyelashes, which a lot of people like, but I can make the eye embroidery flat too. Recently I've started putting a layer of vinyl over the eye as well to give it a reflective glossy sheen, which also protects the embroidery. Again, some like it and some don't. It's completely your choice ^ ,^

Normal size commissions are CLOSED!
Large plush commissions are currently CLOSED!
Art commissions temporarily closed!

Note me if you have a price inquiry for a special job, otherwise general pricing can be found here!

Normal size commissions:

Princess Luna for the patient and awesome :iconprinceofharmony:

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

Yellow and Blue Diamond for :iconseriousbacon:

Biggerplushies list:

:iconleveebreaker: Double size Pinkie Pie

:iconcinnamon-scroll: Double size Nevihta Tempest (OC)

Large as life list:

:iconacrinn45: lifesize Princess Luna

Night Flight: 3/4 scale Princess Luna

:iconwilshirewolf: lifesize Diamond Tiara & Silver Spoon

:iconstormcloakwizzard: lifesize Screwball

Madingo (furaffinity): lifesize Trixie

Assertive Fluttershy: lifesize Flutterbat

Kit Bash: lifesize Kit Bash (OC)

:icon64dernwobniar: lifesize Princess Ember

lifesize Ms. Harshwhinny

:iconloves-to-derp: Lifesize War Sketch

:iconseriousbacon: Lifesize Peridot



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Loves-To-Derp Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2017  Student General Artist
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DoubleBackstitchArts Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2016  Professional Artisan Crafter
Ngaww, thankies <3 He loves you too. Peace be with you.
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DoubleBackstitchArts Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2016  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks :)
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Happy birthday, and I hope you had a wonderful day!
:cake: :airborne: :cake:
DoubleBackstitchArts Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2016  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you! It was pretty alright ^ ,^
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