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The best MLP Plushies- plus patterns

Updated on April 1, 2013
 Inspired by Luna (Nightmare Moon)
Inspired by Luna (Nightmare Moon) | Source

A love affair from the 70's

My love affair with my little ponies began when I was about 6 or 7 and was given my first pony 'Cotton Candy'. I grew up in a home with not much money, so most of my ponies were purchased at car boot sales ( garage sales) or at second hand shops. My love of the my little ponies has rubbed off on my girls, and they too are starting their own collection.

I can't afford to always buy brand new toys, and to be honest, I don't think it is a good habit to get into with young children, but where I can't afford to buy...I make instead.

In this hub, I show you the best patterns for making your own my little pony. I have tried and tested some of them, so I can speak from experience, I hope you enjoy reading.

Thanks for stopping by.

A beautiful pattern with many other variations such as stallions and fillies too.
A beautiful pattern with many other variations such as stallions and fillies too. | Source
AMAZING patterns here, from some seriously talented folk.
AMAZING patterns here, from some seriously talented folk. | Source
Rarity pony
Rarity pony | Source

Make your own plush

Tips on how to make your plush

For those of you who appreciate handmade toys, then I am sure you will agree that making your own is always better, It gives you great satisfaction, you learn to improve your fine motor skills, and it obviously means that you save money.

Top Tips

  1. ALWAYS THIFT, you need to do this on a weekly basis, and you will eventually find some really great material for your plush.
  2. A few of the really good quality hand made plushes use anti-pile fleece, you may want to look in the home wear section of your local store and pick up a fleecy throw. This will go further than buying specialist materials from a haberdashery.
  3. Auctioning sites can be very good for bargain hunting.
  4. Access youtube/vimeo for visual tutorials to help you.
  5. There are always non-sew versions, for knitters and crocheters
  6. If you cannot sew, then find someone who can teach / supervise you( my mum taught me how to sew)
  7. Take your time, and make something unique and beautiful, you don't have to copy the exact G3 sets, make your own pony.

Just for fun!

Who is your favourite pony from My little pony friendship is magic?

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A Dr Who inspired pony.
A Dr Who inspired pony. | Source
ryan jonston via flickr
ryan jonston via flickr | Source
I love this nostalgic take on the modern my little pony, simply beautiful.
I love this nostalgic take on the modern my little pony, simply beautiful. | Source

Love to hear em...

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      wolfsong 2 years ago

      I need a giant fluttershy XD

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      Jo 4 years ago from Isle of Wight UK

      Oh you are too kind- thank you.

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      Faythe F. 4 years ago from USA

      They are all very cute..Your babies are lucky to have such a talented mommy..voting up and sharing..

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      Jo 4 years ago from Isle of Wight UK

      thanks

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      Priyanka Estambale 4 years ago from United States

      The Ponies are so cute!