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Here's a message about fabric from :iconfeatherstitched:

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"So I'm based in the UK, and when I first decided I wanted to make a human plush, I had no idea what material to use for the skin. Well, ok so there are a plethora of materials, but my problem was the colours. I could not, within the UK, find a material like deersuede, velour or fleece that came in suitable skin colours.

The material I originally started buying was "chamois" coloured Doesuede from- you guessed it- America. This wasn't a problem until the shipping cost went up. I mean, it went WAY up. It doubled at least. And I could find no way to justify ordering that material again. The other problem was other than chamois and doll pink, there aren't a lot of colours to choose from.

I've spent months e-mailing different UK suppliers, scouring e-bay, changing my keywords, looking for good skin colours for plush dolls. Zilch. Nada.

At one point I ordered some minky from Igloo on e-Bay. It came from Korea but was not the colour I'd been promised. Instead of moaning and sending it back I decided to see if I could rectify this myself.

Several boxes and mixtures of dye later, I had a beautiful skin coloured minky, and a piece of tanned-skin minky too. And I'm not addicted. I've been buying Bamboo Velour, which is an economic and beautiful skin fabric, and experimenting with different dyes. I don't just want to make generic anime-character skin either, I'd love to go for different ethnicities, so I could make characters like Cyborg, Aisha Clan Clan or a couple of my OCs.

What I wanted to know was, have other doll artists had this problem? Have other artists looked at the available doll skin colours and shook their heads? I am a slow worker, and I spend more time prepping fabric than I do actually making dolls, so the amount of fabric I own is unreal. If I offered it to sell, for just the cost of the fabric and the dye, would people be interested in hand dyed skins?

I just decided to experiment by listing a 75cm X 50cm piece over on e-Bay (www.ebay.co.uk/itm/20106580087… just to test the water. I know my audience is not the largest anymore, but I'd love to hear other artist's views on doll skin!"
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:iconzombies8mywaffle:
Zombies8MyWaffle Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
hello ^.^ hope im not being a bother, but

i just opened up my plushie commissions and i would be very grateful if you were so kinda as to share my journal
zombies8mywaffle.deviantart.co…

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Ponies For Sale by Zombies8MyWaffle
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AskMaxGoof Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2014  New member
Can you make me a max goof plushie i will pay $20
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Toshiko-paws Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
is there any way i can post my plushies give away?
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CSINorman Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2014  Hobbyist
Could anyone give me advice on selling My Little Pony plushes?

I want to start making them, as people pay a lot for them.. however is it worth bothering with it, as I don't have a embroidery machine, so can't make great eyes.
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SandFan Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Well, my first piece of advice would be: if you only want to make my little pony plushies for the money, I would rethink this idea completely. It's better to do something you really love doing and get paid for it than it is to do something purely because others do it.

Other than that, I'd say go for it if you really want to! I've seen great ponies with safety eyes, button eyes, painted on eyes, appliqued eyes, iron-on eyes and hand embroidered eyes. You don't need to have an embroidery machine to make great ponies. 

If you want to remain competitive though, I'd recommend investing in minky fabric. It can be a bit pricey and it's hard to find in stores but it's totally worth it. It's amazingly forgiving with seams, super soft, and a lot of people make their plushies with it.

Hope some of that helps!
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HinataFox790 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Hello everyone,  I'm looking for a person who I haven't commissioned before who can make human plushies. See my forum for more information forum.deviantart.com/community…
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BeagleCakes Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Hello~ I'm looking for someone who can make a plush based off my illustration.  I personally take drawing/digital art commissions so a plush/art trade works too.

The 'plush' character is on my DA ID :)
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hyperharmony Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
I don't have my plushie materials yet, but i will watch it for now until I get my materials
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SandFan Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
We look forward to seeing your creations when you get your materials :)
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hyperharmony Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Thanks
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