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About Amigurumi

Crochet is the process of creating fabric from yarn, thread or any material strand that can be manipulated using a crochet hook. Crochet involves a process of pulling loops through other loops. Crochet differs from knitting in that only one stitch is active at one time.

Amigurumi is the Japanese art of crocheting cute plush animals, inanimate objects endowed with anthropomorphic features, celebrities or cartoon characters. Amigurumi are usually crocheted out of yarn using the single crochet stitch

Animals, creatures, food, objects and original characters will be created in my style. Depending on the design and style, details will be added in embroidery, felt, clay, beads, etc.

Finished amigurumi and patterns are available through the No Nap Time Etsy store. Custom Amigurumi orders are nonrefundable. Layaway accepted for any orders above $50. A down payment of $50 is required for Layaway. Any orders below $50 must be prepaid in full.

Payments are nonrefundable except in the case that I must cancel a commission. In this instance, a full refund for the work will be provided.

 

Materials

– Size 10 Crochet thread for small/handheld or keychain type amigurumi and yarn for larger sized amigurumi

– polyfil filling

– Plastic safety eyes

– Iron-on fabric

– Gel pens, color pencils

 

– Embroidery thread

– Ribbons, lace trims

– Buttons and beads

– Felt for hair or detail

– Aleen’s Flexible Stretchable Fabric Glue


Prices

Simple designs start at $20, but price increases with size and complexity. $5 for each additional complex element (laces on shoes, buttons/embroidery on clothing, facial features, hair style, special textures, etc.) and $10 for each additional component/accessory (usually a layer of clothing). Complex and intricate designs can go up to $100 or more.

Humanoid dolls at 5-6″ tall typically start at $30. Male dolls are taller than the female dolls. Children are even shorter and have the same height regardless of gender. Larger scale equivalents are 12-14″ tall and start at $60.

  

   

To provide a quote, I need as much detail as possible. Please include reference images if available. A blueprint will be created to show how the design will be crafted and what type of materials may be used. Construction will begin once the blueprint design has been approved.

Completion Time

Custom orders usually take 1 to 2 weeks from the date of purchase for me to make, but depending on my work load it may be longer. An entry will be added to the WIP page where you can keep track of my progress.

Price of a custom order will vary due to size and complexity of the item to be made. I will give you a quote when you submit a request.

You can order more than one item at a time but please allow for extra production time and in some cases shipping may be higher due to added weight.

I try to accommodate orders that are needed by a specific date but please let me know before you order. Dolls commissions that require an original design to be created from scratch should be ordered weeks in advance. The time it takes to complete the item as well as shipping time should be considered.

Alterations

Sometimes a design requires changes, even after initial blueprint approval. In this event, I will contact you to approve work during construction should I need to alter, omit or change aspects of the approved blueprint design.

If I do not receive a reply to an alteration request within 48 hours, I will stop all work on the commission, and I reserve the right to reschedule the completion date.

In the event that a commission is canceled due to lack of approval of necessary alterations, a partial refund up to 50% of the total price will be determined and provided based on work already completed.

Shipping

The price depends on the size and weight of the amigurumi and the destination. A small single amigurumi typically costs $3-5, while the larger counterpart can range from $10-15 shipped First Class. Multiple dolls are typically shipped using Priority.

International orders are shipped bubble wrapped First Class International and takes about 3-4 weeks. Small dolls can range from $7-15 while larger dolls $20-30. International buyers are responsible for any duties or custom charges that may be incurred in their country.

Custom Patterns

I am open to creating custom patterns but I do not accept custom pattern commissions of copyrighted or trademarked characters. Patterns for handmade amigurumi created for previous clients (original characters/designs) are not for sale. Once you commission me to create a pattern for you, you may not sell the pattern. Patterns are for personal, non-commercial use only and may not be redistributed or resold in any way or form without my written consent.

Since patterns will be created and written from scratch, it is difficult to give a time estimate. I will occasionally contact you to approve work should I need to alter, omit or change aspects of the design. Finished pattern will include documentation on the construction process, illustrations and diagrams.

Custom patterns are priced the same as a handmade amigurumi without shipping cost. Custom made patterns will be sent to your PayPal Email address (unless specified otherwise) in PDF format. Once the pattern is sent, refunds cannot be given.