How to... Sew a Felt Llama

Everyone needs a felt Llama in their lives right??!! We've recently released a template and stitch guide to make this little one as a freebie so I wanted to give you some step-by-step instructions to help guide you through it. You can get your template here by signing up to our mailing list.



First of all you'll need to gather your materials. You will need the following:

Main colour felt - approx. 20x10cm

Scraps of other colour felts

Embroidery thread in same and contrasting colours as felt

Thread or ribbon for hanging (I used crochet yarn)

Stuffing - I prefer wool but other fillings work as well.

Design templates

Embroidery needle

Scissors

Pen


I use 6 strand embroidery thread for this project. For most stitches I take 1 or 2 strands of the thread but use 6 for the French knots to get some bulk.



First of all cut your shapes from the template. You can get the template from here or you can draw your own and then trace around these onto your felt.






Cut out all your felt shapes







Start by sewing the details onto the front of your llama. Use small running stitches to sew the face on in 1 strand of a matching colour. Next sew 2 or 3 small back stitches in 1 strand of black for the eyes and mouth. If you don't have matching thread the eye and mouth stitches should be sufficient to hold the face in place.