When it comes to last-minute gift ideas, I get into making felt plushies. I find it easier to work with felt rather than other types of fabrics when it comes to making small and cute soft toys or charms.
My little sister is obsessed with llamas and I made her this felt llama, which was pretty easy to make and perfectly fits into a pocket!
Check out the ible and find out how to make this pocket-sized llama.
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Step 1: List of Supplies
To make this Llama plushie you will need the following supplies:
- Felt fabrics
- Needle and thread
- Pencil or pen
- Cotton or scrap felt
- Coloful pompoms
Select felts for the plush. I’m using white felt for the llama and hot pink for the saddle.
Step 2: Template
Download the Llama Pattern Template
Print the template on a paper and cut them out using scissors.
Step 3: Preparing the Patterns
Done selecting felts for the llama?
Now trace the template patterns on the selected felts.
Use a black gel pen to trace the patterns and use scissors to cut out the traced patterns nicely.
Step 4: Stitching the Llama Face
Decide which body cutout you’ll be using for the front side of the plush, or you can stitch on both sides.
If you choose to stitch face details on both body cutouts, make sure to stitch it on the opposite side of the previous one’s side.
Use the black gel pen to draw the face details on the head part of the llama.
Prepare needle with black thread and stitch the traced face details. I did back stitch for this step.
Step 5: Time to Stitch
Take any one of the body cutouts and place it on a flat surface with its wrong side (back side of the stitch) facing upwards. Place the ear cutouts on the top side of the head part, by slightly overlapping them with the head part.
Step 6: Stuffing the Llama
Now place the other body cutout on the top of the previous one, but this time make sure that its right side is facing up.
Finally, place the hair cutout (the semi-circular piece with a zigzag border) on the top side of the head, with its zigzag side facing downwards.
Prepare needle and thread and stitch the sides to join all items together. Start from the top side, to join the ears, hair and both body cutouts on the top side.
Keep stitching until a small opening is left. Stuff the llama plush through this small opening.
You can stuff the llama with cotton or scrap felt fabrics.
Once the stuffing is done stitch the open end to secure the stuffing. Tie a knot or 2 and then cut off extra thread.
Step 7: Stitching the Saddle
Take the pattern prepared for the saddle of the llama.
Select 3 or more different colored threads to stitch some pretty embroidery patterns on the saddle cutout.
Use a pen to trace patterns on the saddle cutout. Do simple running stitches and zigzag stitches or any stitch you can or want to do.
Once you are done stitching, draw the needle to the back side of the fabric, tie a knot and cut off extra thread.
Step 8: Decorating the Llama Plushie
Place the decorated saddle on the back side of the felt llama plush, placing even parts of the saddle on both sides of the llama; and simply stitch around the sides.
Or for an easier and faster way, you can use fabric glue to attach it with the llama.
Grab some colorful pompoms and attach them around the sides of the saddle to add a little more fun and colors to the llama.
Thank you so much for reading! Don't forget to share a picture if you recreate this project :)
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Pocket Sized Contest