Shop Mobile More Submit  Join Login
After months of work, my pony pattern is now available for sale on etsy! :D

There are two versions available. The $15 version is the physical pattern and shipping in the US. The $20 version includes the physical pattern (with shipping in the US) and a PDF emailed to you! Edit: Due to popular demand from overseas I've added a $15 PDF only option. That listing comes with an extra sneak peak at my most recent test pony! ;)

You can purchase it here in my etsy shop.

Thank you so much for all your amazing support and patience! :D

Edit: Totally forgot to mention! Since I expect there to be a bit of a rush *little scared here*, I'm going to be dealing with the first few days of orders as a batch and shipping them next Monday. Oops! I mean I'll be shipping them on Tuesday morning since Monday is a federal holiday and the post office is closed! -_-'


Tiny Little Pattern FAQ

Q: What will the pattern include?

A: The pattern includes: a heavy duty bag to protect everything, a coversheet with the pattern name / fabric recommendations / line drawings of ponies, 7 pages of instructions with step by step details on sewing ponies as well as a tips and tricks section with notes about stuff I find helpful, 5 pages of pattern pieces that will allow you to construct a female pony with two different manes/tails, a unicorn horn, and four possible styles of pegasus wings.

Q: What do the included manes / tails look like?

A: They look like the ones on this pony valleyviolet.deviantart.com/ar…? and this pony valleyviolet.deviantart.com/ar…?

Q: How big are the ponies?

A: A finished pony stands about 9.5 inches tall (not including her hair).

Q: How much fabric does it use? What kind?

A: I recommend 1/2 yard of fabric for the body and head and 1/4 yard for the mane and tail. I've made the ponies with quilting cotton and cotton flannel. I think they will probably work fine in minky, but I haven't tested that. If you haven't sewn plushies before I'd suggest using a quilting cotton for your very first pony since it's easy to handle. ;)

Q: What will it cost?

A: A physical copy of the pattern mailed by first class mail anywhere in the USA is $15. I can also ship priority mail for an additional fee.

Q: Will you ship it internationally? What will that cost?

A: Yes. For an additional $5 I'll ship first class mail wherever you want. If you want priority mail or something else fast it is a lot more expensive (sadly).

Q: Are you selling a digital version of the pattern?

A: Yes. The digital version is available for $15 or there is a package deal of the physical and digital versions together for $20. :)

Q: Where are you selling the pattern?

A: On etsy. >>>>> RIGHT HERE <<<<<

Q: Can I use this pattern to make ponies for my friends / to sell / to light on fire? How many ponies can I make using this pattern?

A: You can do whatever you want with the ponies you make using the pattern. You can make as many as you like. (There can never be too many ponies!) If you sell them, I ask that you pretty please give credit that the pattern was used.

Q: Can I modify the pattern?

A: You can make changes to the pattern for your own personal use.

Q: Can I copy/change the pattern and sell copies?

A: I hope I don't have to say this, but no, please don't do that to me. ;_; There is a license on the pattern (at the end of the instructions) explicitly granting you the right to make copies and modifications for your own personal use. You can even sell/give/lend the pattern to someone else, as long as you give them all your copies of the pattern.

Q: Are you going to make a pattern for male ponies / princess ponies / fillies / zebras / griffins / moar manes and tails / half-monkey half-pony monsters?

A: There are a zillion things I'd like to make patterns for, but I'm burning out just a little bit. I'm part way through developing a male head pattern that will work with the existing pony body pattern. I'm hoping to finish the male head and release it with one or two mane/tail sets. After that I want to start working on a princess or "super model" body/head. I may need to take a little time off first so I don't go mad.

If you want me to work on a pattern for something particular in the future leave a comment and tell me so!
Add a Comment:
 
:iconspaceskittles:
SpaceSkittles Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
I ordered the physical and digital patterns :D
Reply
:iconvalleyviolet:
valleyviolet Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013  Hobbyist
Thank you! :)
Reply
:iconspaceskittles:
SpaceSkittles Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Are you still selling? And what does PDF stand for?
This is my first time sewing a plush, should I get the package with PDF?
Reply
:iconvalleyviolet:
valleyviolet Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013  Hobbyist
Yes, you can get copies of all my finished patterns in my shop: [link]

A PDF is a kind of electronic document. There are free PDF readers for all kinds of computers, so it's a good universal format to share documents in. If you want an electronic copy (that you would print on your own printer) then you'll want to order the copy with the PDFs. If you want a physical copy (I'd send you a physical pattern in the mail) there's a separate listing in the shop for physical versions. :)
Reply
:iconspaceskittles:
SpaceSkittles Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Oh! Thank you. (: and I was wondering, do you know where I could get a file for the pony eyes for my embroidery machine?
Reply
:iconvalleyviolet:
valleyviolet Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013  Hobbyist
I don't own an embroidery machine, so I've been collecting links that will hopefully help with this! ;) You have a few options as far as buying files or using tutorials to make them yourself. The links are down in the embroidery section of this journal post: [link]
Reply
:iconspaceskittles:
SpaceSkittles Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Oh! Thank you! (: Last question, how long for shipping?
Reply
:iconvalleyviolet:
valleyviolet Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013  Hobbyist
I do my best to email the digital copies within 24 hours (sometimes it takes closer to 48 if something keeps me away from the net) and physical patterns are likely to be about a week inside the US (sometimes two if the post office gets weird).
Reply
:iconspaceskittles:
SpaceSkittles Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
How do the digital copies work? Do you still get the instructions and everything?
Reply
:iconvalleyviolet:
valleyviolet Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013  Hobbyist
The digital copies include the instructions, diagrams, and pattern pieces. I basically send you the same PDF files I use to print the physical patterns. ;)
Reply
(3 Replies)
:iconmoonsugar33:
moonsugar33 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013
Registering my interest for a princess pattern. Literally none exist D:
Reply
:iconvalleyviolet:
valleyviolet Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Hobbyist
I've been working on one. I'm not sure how soon it'll be finished, but you can see some of the prototypes in my scrapbook: [link] [link]
Reply
:iconsonnenblume91:
sonnenblume91 Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
it's been quite a while... you wouldnt happen to have those pinkie mane and tail patterns by now, would you?? most definitely intimidated by that awesome bitch's adorable mane and tail <3 <3 and the pinkie plushes that you have posted are so different from the others!! is it really all the same pattern?? i love the pony patterns, but for pinkie pie... got have that mane!! >.< lol
Reply
:iconvalleyviolet:
valleyviolet Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Hobbyist
I'm hoping to do a mane and tail pack when I get through some of the other patterns. Right now I'm focusing on some of the patterns I have that are half finished (like the draft horse, shoulder pony, and princess patterns). I'm not sure which Pinkie plushies you're seeing but they're probably ones made by other people using my pattern for the body and drafting their own manes and tails. ;)
Reply
:iconltbanhammer:
ltbanhammer Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Would I be able to use this to make a Pinkie Pie plushie? I'd love to make it for a friend but I'm a little worried about doing her mane...
Reply
:iconvalleyviolet:
valleyviolet Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Hobbyist
Yes! You'll need to design the mane and tail, but many people have done Pinkie designs. :)

I'm planning to release a mane/tail accessory pack in the future, but it's scheduled for after the stallion and princess patterns. ;)
Reply
:iconkomaedakitten:
KomaedaKitten Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012  Student General Artist
Once I transfer some more money into my paypal I totally want to order one. c:
Reply
:iconvalleyviolet:
valleyviolet Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012  Hobbyist
Thank you! :D
Reply
:iconmccarras:
mccarras Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2012
Hi there--I bought your pattern and am really excited to try it today! One little problem--if I'm hand sewing, what's a good way to make sure I have straight seams? I remember back in the olden days we would use a little round rolly pokey thing to perforate the actual sewing lines on the pattern, and then go over that with chalk so the seams will get outlined. Is there any other way to do it? That was with working with patterns on tracing paper.

Thanks!
Reply
:iconrae-lynn:
Rae-Lynn Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
They make a chalked transfer paper nowadays that you using a tracing wheel (the "rolly pokey thing") with which essentially bypasses the need to chalk after the fact, because the transfer paper already has chalk on it. Instead of poking actual holes in your fabric/pattern, it'll just transfer the chalk powder, so there's no perforation or damage to the paper pattern or the fabric. :)
Reply
:iconvalleyviolet:
valleyviolet Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2012  Hobbyist
All the seams on the pattern are 1/4 inch seams, so as you get used to the distance it will be easier to maintain that 1/4 inch from the edge.

Until you're comfortable maintaining the seam allowance by eye, I'd recommend taking a craft knife and carefully cutting out a dotted line on the paper pattern pieces along the seam line (it's marked with a gray dotted line on the pattern). Then you can mark the seam line on the back of your pieces and you'll have something to follow.

You won't always get the seam lines to match up perfectly between your two pieces, don't worry about it too much, just pick a side and follow the line on it. :)

(I've added a pretty terrible drawing to explain where to cut on the pattern pieces.)
deviantART muro drawing Comment Drawing
Reply
:iconfantasia67:
Fantasia67 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love the pattern you use for your ponies ^^ But I have a quick question- where do you buy the quilting cotton/ cotton flannel? I can't seem to find any at my store.
Reply
:iconrae-lynn:
Rae-Lynn Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
You can buy fabric at stores like walmart, joann fabrics, local sewing stores, or online. Any store that carries fabric will undoubtedly carry cotton.
Reply
:iconvalleyviolet:
valleyviolet Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2012  Hobbyist
I buy most of my fabric from my local quilting shop. Most cities will have at least one and they'll carry quilting cottons and sometimes flannel (that may vary by region... I live somewhere where it gets very cold ;)). Places like Joann Fabrics should also carry quilting cottons although the quality won't be as nice and the selection of colors may be thinner (just ask for quilting cotton). :)
Reply
:iconintelligent-zombie:
intelligent-zombie Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Hello, saw your pattern, it's quite good. No wonder it's so popular here on DeviantArt XD

I was wondering--how much would a PDF file of just the wings and/or horns cost? I already have a body pattern and all that jazz, but I've looked everywhere for wing/horn patterns and I found zilch. I'm starting to get a little frustrated. D:
Reply
:iconvalleyviolet:
valleyviolet Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012  Hobbyist
Thank you!
I like the body pattern you made. It's adorable. :)

I only sell the pattern as whole (the instructions are all written together, so it would be a lot of work to pull out just the sections on the wings and horns). On the up side, if you buy the digital version you can just print off the parts you want and you could scale them to fit your pony body. :D
Reply
:iconintelligent-zombie:
intelligent-zombie Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you ^^

Oh, I see. Hmm...well, I'd love to buy the entire pattern, but all I have on me right now is about...$9.49. Hopefully, though, I'll be able to get some more money soon so I can get it =)
Reply
:iconvalleyviolet:
valleyviolet Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012  Hobbyist
No worries. The pattern will be around if you want to buy it later. :)
Reply
:iconintelligent-zombie:
intelligent-zombie Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Okay =) Thanks for answering my question. I'll definitely buy the pattern once I get the funds ;3
Reply
:iconxxxxcosmoxxxx:
XXxxcosmoxxXX Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012
im definitely buying the pattern, as soon as i go back to my dads place next week :D
Reply
:iconvalleyviolet:
valleyviolet Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012  Hobbyist
Thank you! :D
Reply
:iconpiccolopony:
piccolopony Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2012
anche in Italia????
Reply
:iconvalleyviolet:
valleyviolet Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012  Hobbyist
The pattern instructions are only in English, but I'm happy to ship to Italy. I've already shipped to several people to Europe. :)
Reply
:iconpiccolopony:
piccolopony Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2012
grazie:-)
Reply
:iconfireflylc:
FireflyLC Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
i've bought your pattern too! :3 any estimate on shipment time? i'm located in Washington currently.
Reply
:iconvalleyviolet:
valleyviolet Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012  Hobbyist
I ship by first class mail, so it's usually about a week. I live in Wisconsin, so it's got about half the country to get across. ;)
Reply
:iconrae-lynn:
Rae-Lynn Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Sorry if this has already been asked, but does your pattern have any type of guide for eye placement? Or is it a 'figure it out for yourself' kinda deal?
Reply
:iconvalleyviolet:
valleyviolet Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012  Hobbyist
Sadly no, there is no guide on the printed pattern. It's one of those things I wish I'd done. For the moment I generally recommend that folks either place the eye as looks appropriate on the uncut pieces (if they're doing embroidery) then mark where they put it on the pattern piece so they can tweak that if they end up not liking it. Or if you're doing something where you can put the eyes on the pony after it's sewn, cut out a circle the shape of the eyes and pin it on the side of the head at different placements until you're happy with how it looks.
Reply
:iconrae-lynn:
Rae-Lynn Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Yes, that is what I'd planned if you said no. Make eyes and sew them down where they look best, then dissect the first pony, transfer the eye placement to the pattern, and then embroider eyes in the future. I was just uncertain as there's no preview image and your etsy listing didn't say one way or the other.
Reply
:iconvalleyviolet:
valleyviolet Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012  Hobbyist
If you want to do a full dissection, make up a head out of scrap fabric and put it on your finished body. Position your eyes, then take it apart and do a nicer embroidered head on your actual fabric. You shouldn't need to do the ears on your scrap head either, which will make it a lot faster. :)
Reply
:iconrae-lynn:
Rae-Lynn Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
I'll make my entire first pony from scrap fabric, until I get a feel for the pattern. I'm a worrywart that way.
Reply
:iconvalleyviolet:
valleyviolet Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012  Hobbyist
Sounds like a plan. I'd love to see pictures when you finish her. :D
Reply
:iconrae-lynn:
Rae-Lynn Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Will do! But first, to buy the pattern! And then drive to another country, cause the closest fabric store is in Canada. :(
Reply
:iconvalleyviolet:
valleyviolet Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012  Hobbyist
Gah! I hope they're good fabric stores. O.O
Reply
(1 Reply)
:iconshichimidori:
shichimidori Featured By Owner May 31, 2012
O.O OMG! I about cried reading this. I LOVE Rainbow Dash, and have no experiences with crafting/ plush making. (Much less for a MLP!) I can finally make my own Rainbow Dash! :D- Is this what it's telling me? LoL!
Reply
:iconvalleyviolet:
valleyviolet Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2012  Hobbyist
Yup, you can make your own ponies! :)
If you want to make Dash you'll need to change the mane/tail to be multiple colors, but lots of people have made her using this pattern. :D
Reply
:iconshichimidori:
shichimidori Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2012
Im sure that will be no prob to do :) - It will be a few weeks before I can get the pattern, but I will! :D
Reply
:iconrainbowmagicarts:
RainbowMagicArts Featured By Owner May 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Bought your pattern today I can't wait for it to arrive :D
Oh and do you plan to release more manes and tails?
Reply
:iconvalleyviolet:
valleyviolet Featured By Owner May 15, 2012  Hobbyist
Thank you! :D
I'm hoping to do a set of manes and tails. I've got three patterns to finish first (filly, male pony, and princess) so it might be a little while. ;)
Reply
:iconkittyinequestria:
kittyinequestria Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
If we copy/change the pattern or merge it with other patterns, we could hypothetically sell the product, right? I assume so, since it's pretty much for any use...
Reply
Add a Comment:
 
×

Featured in Collections

Journals by Mew-Universe


More from DeviantArt



Details

Submitted on
February 16, 2012
Link
Thumb

Stats

Views
7,945 (1 today)
Favourites
60 (who?)
Comments
198
×