Llama Pillow DIY
Need something unique to decorate your room or give as a gift? No prob-llama! Our newest DIY, an adorable Llama Pillow, is a fun & simple project. No drama from this llama!
What You Need:
- Sewing Machine & Thread
- Pencil, Scissors & Pins
- Sherpa Fabric
- Black Buttons
- White Lightweight Felt
- Mini Pom Pom Trim
- Jacquard Tape / Fancy Trim
What You Do:
Step 1: Prep and tape together the Llama pattern pieces. Trace and cut out two Llamas from Sherpa Fabric.
Step 2: Using scissors, cut away some of the ‘fluff’ from the surface of the fabric. This will make the nose of the Llama more defined.
Step 3: Sew both pieces together at 1/4” (0.5cm), leaving an opening in the stomach area.
*Note: Be sure that the right sides of the fabric are together before sewing.
Step 4: Turn inside out. You may use a pencil in the hard to reach areas (ear and nose) to help unfold the fabric and bring everything to point. Stuff the Llama through the stomach, with fabric scraps or stuffing.
Step 5: Hand sew the stomach closed.
Step 6: Attach black button eyes to either side of the head.
Step 7: Cut out Saddle patterns from White Lightweight Felt, and pick your favorite trims.
Step 8: Cut small strips of your chosen trims and lay them out as you’d like on the saddle.
*Optional: Sew two trim strips together on a slight angle, this will help line up with the angle of the pattern.
Step 9: Tack the strips down to one saddle piece. Put the other saddle piece on top and sew at 1/4” (0.5cm) along the top and bottom.
Step 10: Turn inside out and flatten. *Do Not Iron*
Step 11: Starting from the middle of the saddle, handstitch the finished saddle to your Llama’s back.
Step 12: Create reins with Mini Black Pom Pom Trim. Handstitch the trim around the nose of your Llama to create the muzzle. Then attach 20” (50.8cm) of the same trim to either of the muzzle to finish off the reins.