Llama Love Garland

2 Feb

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Everyone loves a llama so it seems fitting that llamas are the featured players in this fun felt valentine’s day garland.

Felt Llama Garland Tutorial

You will need:

Red felt- I used Big Apple *

White felt *

Grey felt *

Pink Felt – I used Pink Tutu *

Brown felt – I used Mud Puddle and Toffee

Embroidery thread in pink, black and white

White String or cord (about 3 yards)

Doll needle (a very long needle with a large eye for threading)

Stuffing

Sewing Needle

*Matching Thread

Cut 3 large red hearts and 15 small hearts from red felt, the smaller ones are easier to do freehand. Start by cutting a small square and then use one corner to form the point. Cut one rounded top and then refine the other rounded top as shown below.

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Cut 3 blanket shapes from white felt and 3 from pink felt, to create fringe cut small slits along the bottom (rounded edge) Cut away every other notch as shown below.

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Accent llama blankets with heart shapes, you can either glue or sew them down. For the pink blanket arrange 5 small hearts with any slightly larger ones in center. You my want to check to make sure the blankets are facing opposite directions before sewing. There is a bump at the back end of each blanket. And you will want your felt llamas to be facing different directions.

blankets

Cut 6 llama shapes from grey felt and 6 from white felt. I used two different brown tones for the muzzle and legs of the llamas. You will need 6 muzzles and 6 sets of legs, three of each color if you are using two colors. Set legs to the side.

Sew muzzle to the front of three of each color llama making sure the grey and white llamas are facing opposite directions.

Accent the muzzle with  black embroidery thread in stitches to form a smile and create an eye with a french knot.

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Sew blanket down with matching thread and accent the ends with a few stitches of embroidery thread.

llama craftsRepeat this process with the grey felt llamas again making sure they are facing the opposite directions. llama stuffiePlace llama shapes together and overcast or whip stitch together, placing the legs between the two pieces, you will have to sew along them with a running stitch. Stuff llamas before sewing shut.

Repeat until you have 3 grey llamas and 3 white llamas.

Set llamas aside.

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Cut 3 tassel shapes, freehand the fringe, it doesn’t need to be exact.

Roll from the cut side and wrap the top around before sewing with a few stitches or gluing to hold. felt tassels -diy

Cut 6 heart rectangles from red felt. Place two sides together. Sew one side together with red thread and an overcast or running stitch. Open the shape and bring the two unsewn ends together in the opposite direction and sew together. Repeat to create remaining two hearts.

How to make felt hearts

Stitch or glue tassel to base of heart.

tassel heart

Thread doll needle with string and sew through the back of the llama head.llama garland tutorialBring doll needle through the heart shape near the top. felt valentines day craft

String remaining llamas and hearts. Tie loops on both ends of the string to hang.

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Llama template- print at full size.

Link for PDF 

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Happy Crafting!

~ Andie

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3 Responses to “Llama Love Garland”

  1. elizabeth February 4, 2018 at 9:02 pm #

    Could you please check the link to print the pattern? I love llamas and cant wait to make this garland. Thank you so much!

  2. diane jackson April 27, 2018 at 11:34 am #

    i want to make other animals , stuffed like the lama…

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