My name is Nikki and I make custom ponies! I also occasionally cosplay.
Reference- Various minky swatches (UPDATED 15/5)I had to wait for fabric to dry so decided to photograph and label all the Chinese minky swatches. There are nearly 300 colours, so I do not take responsibility if there is an error in numbering. I have tried my best to label accurately.
This is short nap minky swatches (labelled as super soft velboa) from: https://www.aliexpress.com/store/group/Super-soft-velboa/1724559_508558038.html
There may be variation between the saturation due to my iphone camera, but it is as close as I can manage.
Individual colour palette images: http://sta.sh/21xksciq7plk
Since so many people can't get them atm, here's some photos of my shannon brand minky swatch set.
Colours may vary from monitor to monitor. Please be aware that they may not match the irl colours exactly (but it's at least a guide).
Use as a guide for ordering colours or to see if your OC's colours are available in
Tutorial: How to machine stitch horns onto heads!Here's another quick and simple tutorial!
When you make your gusset pattern, leave a little hole where you want the horn to be.
Pin the horn to the gusset hole. They should be the same length.
Now match the back of the horn together and pin.
Sew from the end of the gusset to the tip of the horn.
Now you have a horn that's machine stitched to the gusset!
Tutorial: How to hide knotsHere's a quickie tutorial I put together on how to effectively hide knots and make your closed seams pretty!
Tuck in your seam allowance.
Use a ladder stitch to close the seam. When you tug the thread the stitches disappear!
When you finish closing your seam knot your thread and place the needle into the same place your thread came out.
Push the needle through to the other side and gently tug the thread until you hear the knot pop through. You've successfully hidden your knot!
If you're using minky, take a needle and carefully brush the fur out of the seam. When you're finished you should have a nice pretty seam that's barely visible!