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Leathercraft Pony - MLP:FiM by anthropochick Leathercraft Pony - MLP:FiM by anthropochick
So I love Hasbro & Lauren Faust's 'My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic' - and I also love leathercrafting! I decided to 'design' my own leathercraft pony mascot. (Don't think about it too much, tho, or it will creep you out ^^)

The drawing in the corner wasn't done by me; I used a template based on HUB's "My Little Pony Friendship is Magic: Adventures in Ponyville" online game. I used Photoshop to combine different elements, choose my own colors, and draw the 'cutie mark.'

Leathercraft Pony is made from suede, so she has a nice cuddly texture. She is sewn together with a baseball stitch except for her feet, which use a more traditional leathercraft stitch. (I can't sew regular fabric to save my life)

Her mane/tail is wool felting yarn, aka 'pencil yarn' which I needle-felted. This was my very first attempt at needle-felting, but I think it turned out pretty decent. Still, I might use raw wool roving and revisit her mane sometime in the future.

Her eyes & her cutie mark were done with a mixture of Sharpie oil-based Paint Pens & regular Bic markers. The cutie mark consists of an awl and a round knife - icons of traditional leathercrafting.

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Leathercraft Pony had the honor of appearing in the 4/11/11 edition of the Equestria Daily!
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Edited 4/15/11 to include the proper reference information.
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:iconconfiscatedluv:
ConfiscatedLuv Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2014  Student Artist
hmmmmm. cute, but stitching could be improved. but totes adorbes over all!
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Drac-Keagan Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow I am gonna have to try making a pony. This came out very well.
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:icononeeyeumbreon:
OneEyeUmbreon Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
And she would be a great friend to my creepy, mad scientist pony
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:icononeeyeumbreon:
OneEyeUmbreon Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
and yeah that is kinda creepy....
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SweetKissInTheDark Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013
Pattern......
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Awesomeizer Featured By Owner May 4, 2013
How do you attach the mane to the head and the tail to the rear?
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:iconanthropochick:
anthropochick Featured By Owner May 11, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
A mixture of sewing and needle-felting :)
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:iconcheezerocks:
CheezeRocks Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013  Student Artist
I this also a minecraft pony? I love minecraft ponies.
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:iconpaintypalette:
paintypalette Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
OMG SO CUTE!! :D
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:iconanthropochick:
anthropochick Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks so much! =D
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:iconpaintypalette:
paintypalette Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
your welcome!!! :D
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:icondeviantang3l:
DeviantANG3L Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome Sauce.

Welcome to the herd. Brohoof?
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:iconanthropochick:
anthropochick Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Brohoof!!
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:icondeviantang3l:
DeviantANG3L Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh yah. My second brohoof so far
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:iconridingbicycles:
RidingBicycles Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012
Brohoof?
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:iconkimbafan:
kimbafan Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012
I would love to make a pony. It looks difficult though.
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:iconkimbafan:
kimbafan Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012
cool!
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:icontoxicvillain:
ToxicVillain Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Whats the eyes made out of OwO ~???
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devilknighthawk Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2012
"Her eyes & her cutie mark were done with a mixture of Sharpie oil-based Paint Pens & regular Bic markers. The cutie mark consists of an awl and a round knife - icons of traditional leathercrafting. "
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ToxicVillain Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I see OwO
Thanks!~
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:iconninjagirl231:
ninjagirl231 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012
but like whats the cloth u used for the eyes[link]
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:iconanthropochick:
anthropochick Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Paint pens!
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:iconkittyinequestria:
kittyinequestria Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
A pony made of leather uses leather to make ponies made of leather which use leather to make ponies made of leather.... is that what you meant by don't think too much? XD (kidding. I know why. ._.)
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:iconfyrisvellir:
Fyrisvellir Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
I don't suppose you offer tutorials for the full process? ^^;
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:iconstrawberrydaquiri18:
StrawberryDaquiri18 Featured By Owner May 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
how big is it?
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:iconanthropochick:
anthropochick Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
About 9" tall
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:iconbiggestdbgtfan9000:
BiggestDBGTfan9000 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
COOL!
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:iconvictoriasecretmlp:
VictoriaSecretMlp Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2012  Student Artist
usually they are nothing like the cartoon but this plushie looking thing actually looks like the cartoon :O
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:iconanthropochick:
anthropochick Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks! =)
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:iconprincesslunafangirl:
princesslunafangirl Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
very cuuutttteee!!
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:iconfuflunz:
Fuflunz Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You Drew on her eyes?
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:iconanthropochick:
anthropochick Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I did
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:iconbigmac22:
bigmac22 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
well done! i also find it morbidly satisfying that you made a pony out of leather XD
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:iconanhonestpumpkin:
Anhonestpumpkin Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2012
Wow, that actually looks pretty nice! = )
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:iconanthropochick:
anthropochick Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks =)
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:iconrainbowboom:
rainbowboom Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I have been thinking to make one it's just i am stuck on how you did the hair
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:iconanthropochick:
anthropochick Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Needle felt!
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SweetAndPainful Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ah, I've been thinking about something.
Can we use other types of cloth to make the figure?
I live in Brazil, and I don't really know if they sell suede in the usual shops I go...
And I guess my mother wouldn't like if I asked her to buy me if we found xD

Oh, by the way, I LOVED IT, simply the best homemade pony plush ever <333
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InvaderBlood Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2011  Student Digital Artist
One day. I WILL make myself my own ponies like this. I will, watch me. Actually don't, I'm gonna screw it up. XDDD But this looks so cool. Great job!
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InvaderBlood Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2011  Student Digital Artist
One day. I WILL make myself my own ponies like this. I will, watch me. Actually don't, I'm gonna screw it up. XDDD But this looks so cool. Great job!
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:iconanthropochick:
anthropochick Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks much! =) Hey with practice, maybe you will ;)
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:iconinvaderblood:
InvaderBlood Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2012  Student Digital Artist
No problem~!
//INSPIRED!// I SHALL GO TO CREATE...ART! /gets all my sewing stuff out/
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taruto Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Well done! She looks beautifully crafted. :)
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:iconanthropochick:
anthropochick Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you so much!
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:iconstaceythewolf:
StaceyTheWolf Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
a lot more accurate to the show than the plush toys/figures hasbro puts out, great work!
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:iconanthropochick:
anthropochick Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Considering what Hasbro has put out so far, that isn't hard to do! Haha... But thanks ;)
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PoniesInMaiBrain2 Featured By Owner May 20, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Haha. True that. I could make a more show-accurate plush and I've never made one before.
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:iconstaceythewolf:
StaceyTheWolf Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
lol you are welcome =P
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Blackroses20071 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Woah o.o Question~ How did you make the mane? c:
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:iconanthropochick:
anthropochick Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Needle-felting! It's a lot like sculpture.
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