Llama Plushie Supply List & Instructions
I’ve had multiple requests for the supply list and instructions for this fun kids sewing project. We are also offering a 3 week class for kids in our studio.
1/3rd yard fabric for body
Scrap fabric for legs
Small scrap of felt for face circle
2 buttons for eyes
Fabric for blanket
Black embroidery thread OR black marker OR fabric pen
Quilting or safety pins
Threading a needle
A minimum of 2 stitches: the running stitch and the whip stitch and option to learn 2 embroidery stitches (satin stitch and split stitch)
Using a pattern
Sewing on buttons
These instructions assume someone who already knows how to sew will be working with the child or as a reminder for kids who have already done the project once. If your kids needs more detailed instructions or help, we are offering a 3 week class at our studio.
Gather all of your supplies and print patterns
Create the legs
Pin leg pattern to fabric cut 2 pieces
Fold each leg in half with right sides in/wrong side out and pin
Sew each leg using running stitch along one short side and one long side.
Turn legs right side out
Create the body
Body should be folded and pinned with the right side in/wrong side out
Sew starting at the top of the ear, going along the border towards the tail and down. Do NOT sew the bottom since we will keep that open to stuff the llama and attach the legs. You also do not need to stitch along the folded side.
Turn body right side out
Stuff and assemble your llama
Stuff the legs and stuff the body
Turn the edges of the bottom fabric facing in and insert the legs at the front and back. Pin everything together at the bottom.
Sew with a whip stitch where you just sewing the body together and with a running stitch across the legs
Cut out felt circle
Either draw the nose and mouth on with a marker or use embroidery stitches to create the mouth (satin stitch) and mouth (split stitch)
Sew the circle onto the face of the llama using a running stitch around the border
Sew the 2 buttons onto the face somewhere above the mouth/nose
Optional: sew on eye lashes
Add the blanket
Cut out your blanket to desired size (something approximately 4” x 10”)
Cut a fringe at both ends
Attached the blanket to the llama using a few running stitches at the top
Woo hoo! You did it! High fives!