Random Embroidery & Business Questions Answered


I get lots of questions from people on all aspects of what I do.  Everything from Customer Service to Shipping, to how to embroider.  Here's some answers on some of the quick questions I have gotten recently.

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Embroidering Plushies


There are lots of ways to put eyes and a cutie mark on your ponies; everything from buttons to paint to hand embroidery. I have always found that machine embroidery gives your plushie a professionally made look. on top of that, it is much more durable than other methods. Embroidery is fun, but it can also be a pain if you don't plan ahead.

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My Little Pony Eye and Cutie Mark Sizing


I get asked quite a bit what the correct eye and cutie mark size is for MLP stuffed animals. There are honestly a ton of personal preferences and patterns, but in general, these are the sizes that I think work best. They have been tweeked over the past years based on feedback from different designers and makers.

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Start your own Embroidery Business?


I have been getting lots of questions asked recently about how much these patches cost to make, and that folks want to start selling their own.  Sometimes MLP, sometimes not.  I am more than happy to see folks start up their own businesses, that's awesome!  The only thing I ask is that you don't sell the same things I do, as I would like to break even at some point. Anyway, on to a business explanation!

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Machine Embroidery, Embroidery Thread & Thread Colors


I have gotten a few questions on the thread that I use, what the colors are, and how to get thread for embroidery.  I'll try to explain the differences between thread types and sizes, and how to match colors for those that want to learn machine embroidery.  This is going to be more of a 'stream of consciousness' type post, and be a giant wall of text, but hopefully it will answer those questions.  first, I think a primer on thread would be good.

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