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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!

Follow me up on the facebook thing!…

Also now on tumbly!…

And Furaffinity, the site slightly less for the faint of heart than deviantART o ,o…

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

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 Also if you got a quote from me in 2014 or before, then you've likely got outdated rates so re-ask if you wish.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

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: 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.

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: 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

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? 

26 deviants said Foxy the Pirate
8 deviants said NOPE.
7 deviants said Chica the Chicken
6 deviants said Freddy Fazbear
5 deviants said Bonnie the Bunny
Mmkay, so I've wanted to try out a different look for eyes for a while now and I wanted to get some opinions. I'm doing a test embroider right now for one of them while I work on other stuff, so I'll have actual pics of what they look like soon, but I've got some previews to show for now.

For reference, these are Derpy's eyes in FiM style:
Screenshot 2015-03-24 09.07.33 by DoubleBackstitchArts
And here's one of her eyes in the style I want to try:
Screenshot 2015-03-24 09.06.24 by DoubleBackstitchArts
And here's a pair of Backstitch eyes that I'm embroidering right now:
Screenshot 2015-03-24 10.10.27 by DoubleBackstitchArts
The design is inspired by a few artists I've seen who draw ponies with a deeper understanding of anatomy (yes, I know these aren't equine-accurate pupils! XD). Tell me what y'all think! Would anyone want to see these on their plush? Or would you prefer to stick with full FiM style?
  • Listening to: Windows Gourmet Race 10 hours
  • Drinking: Dr. Pepper

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

Octavia for classy chap doctorsympony

Princess Luna for the patient and awesome :iconprinceofharmony:

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

Biggerponies list:

Half-scale Fluttershy, returned for restoration

: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

:iconlemonthecombustible: half-scale Basalt (OC)

:iconleveebreaker: half-scale Pinkie Pie

:iconneilbronner: half-scale Derpy

: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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EqDBot Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2015  New member
You were featured 2 times in this Equestria Daily Post… 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.)
Oni-Tier Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2015  Student Filmographer
Thanks so much for the Fave!
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!
Oni-Tier Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2015  Student Filmographer
neilbronner Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2015
Thanks for the Llama badge... :3

And everyone loves the Dashy I got from you! :D
adamlhumphreys Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2015  Professional General Artist
Lla-ma! :D
:iconfluttershyyesplz: yay!
toshirohitsugayas10 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2015
hey good to see your still doing what you do ^^ oh and photo finish is doing well XD
trudy1330 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2015  New member
Need 3 my little ponys please how much
Pinky pie a.s.a.p.
Blitzkrieg-Buck Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
What's your suggestion on cleaning a lifesize pony?
DoubleBackstitchArts Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2015  Professional Artisan Crafter
Spot clean with warm water and a gentle soap/detergent. Use a good ol' cloth or scrubby brush to work it in, and then rinse the soap away wif more warm soapy water, angling the plush's parts to where the water will run off rather than soak in. Let air dry ^ ,^ If it's anything too bad to where you think she needs a full body washing, I can instruct you on how to pop a seam on her, destuff the body, and then you can mail her mostly unstuffed to me and I can wash her myself, install a lil' invisible zipper or two, and send her back with instructions on how to restuff her yourself :3
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