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Sat Sep 3, 2011, 10:19 AM
Are your commissions open?
My commissions are pretty much always full. I take 40 slots every 4 months or so, but my slots fill up within seconds after I post that I'm taking new orders

How do I know when you'll be taking order?
I always post a journal update about a week before I open with the date, time and a countdown to when I'll be taking new orders. Just keep an eye out for that!

I messaged you exactly when your commissions opened why didn't I get a slot?
That would be because I get a high volume of notes at that very second, and although I'd love to take all the commission requests I'm only one person and I can only take 40 orders at once to avoid overworking myself.

Do you take point commissions?
Sadly points cannot pay my fabric, so therefore I can't accept point commissions.

How do you make patterns?
I learned how to make patterns by studying patterns that were available for free online and by starting small and simple then working my way up to more complex projects.

Can you give/sell me your patterns?
Sadly I don't give away or sell my patterns. A lot of hard work goes into them, and most of them don't even fit in my scanner anyways lol. Although I do have one tutorial in my gallery right now magnastorm.deviantart.com/art/…

That much for a plush toy??
Handmade plush toys are usually much more expensive than the manufactured ones you buy in stores because a lot more work, time and care goes into each of them. Each of them is unique, and is made to be the highest quality I can offer.

What fabric do you use and where do you get it?
I use minky smooth, which I order from here:  fabricdepot.com/ or theminkyboutique.com

Are you open for trades?
I sometimes will do trades. I'll post a notice whenever I'm interested in some trades

What machine do you use for embroidery?
I have a Baby Lock Ellure plus, and I use Stitch Era Universal to digitize drawings into embroidery designs.

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valipop Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
what do you use for the eyes in your plushes? ;w; 
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MagnaStorm Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
the eyes are machine embroidered :)
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valipop Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
do you use a tutorial for it? idk how i t works sorry apotewsdgl
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MagnaStorm Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Machine embroidery is done using a specialized machine. I convert image files to a format the machine can read and it sews it, as shown here www.youtube.com/watch?v=f2nu8x… . There are tutorials for software to convert images like Stich Era, Embird and SophieSews out there but actual machine operation depends on the machine.
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valipop Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
ohhh thanks!!! ;w;
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reezirk Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2014  New member
Any tips or idea on a good sewing machine that can hold up against minky? :) Which is the one you use? I have a basic Singer machine (( and by basic I mean it only has a handful of stitches )) which doesn't seem to be able to handle the minky. Thankfully I used scarps instead of a full set piece for the test~ 
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MagnaStorm Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Any machine should be able to sew through minky. There are a couple things you can check if it's not sewing properly;
-If your fabric gets sucked unto the bottom of your machine you probably need a new needle. A universal needle should work fine but I find stretch needles work even better
- Your presser foot's pressure might be too strong if your fabric isn't moving or too weak if it's slipping a lot. All (I think at least) machines have a pressure regulator though I don't know what it is on a Singer
-If your problem is with the stitches coming out loose, tangled, or overall not right your thread tension might need to be adjusted. Bad stitches could also be related to the needle though
-A walking foot works wonders with minky

These are the most common fixes for minky issues, there are other solutions for a myriad of problems but without knowing your specific problem I can't really be much help beyond this :c
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reezirk Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2014  New member
Huh I never thought it could be my machine might have a few messed up issues. Thank you! I'll check it out and see what I can find. I know there's a shop in town so maybe I'll have them take a look at it if I can't find anything. Thanks for the fast reply ^-^ 
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Vivianxzx Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2014  New member
Hey ! Your giant toothless plush is so amazing! I want one so badly T^T
May I ask how many yards of fabric do I need to make one? 
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MagnaStorm Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
I think he took about 5 meters or so? Not sure anymore
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