It’s been a few months since we’ve come up with a needle-felted craft for you. Our last needle-felted animal was this cute little alpaca. We can’t have an alpaca and not have a llama, right? So today we are adding these two needle-felted llamas to our collection!
These needle-felted llamas are an advanced project. So, if you are new to needle-felting and felt crafts, our alpaca may be a better project to start out with.
If you browse through our other needle-felted animals, you’ll notice that we use a foam egg for many of them. This is an easy way to simplify the needle-felting process. However, our maker Meagan designed these llamas to be more like stuffies. And it’s easier to get your desired shape through sewing and stuffing a felt animal body instead of using a foam egg.
Along with learning how to craft these needle-felted llamas, Meagan’s tutorial also shows you how to make the accessories you see here. We always try to make our DIY crafts look as realistic as possible. And since llamas were bred to be used as pack animals, she gave these llamas some little blankets for their backs. Llamas can also be walked on a lead, which is why she created a little rope harness out of embroidery floss.
When you’re ready to craft your own version of our needle-felted llamas, just download our pattern below. If you have a Cricut Maker, you can use our SVG file. Otherwise, you can print our PDF template and cut your felt pieces by hand. The tutorial download is also at the end of this post.
If you feel like sharing your needle-felted friends with us, please do! We’d love to see how they turn out. Just post pictures on our Facebook page for members. Or post on Instagram with the hashtag #MadeWithLia. Happy crafting! ~Lia and team
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- Cricut Maker
- Low-Temp Hot Glue Gun
- Craft Scissors
- Embroidery Needle
- Lia Griffith Needle Felting Needle Holder
- Lia Griffith Felting Needles – pack of 6
- Wool Blend Felt — Vanilla, Camel, Crimson, and Rose Quartz
- Needle Felting Roving Wool — White and Cookie
- Embroidery Floss — Vanilla 746, Tan 436, Black 310, Peach 3771, Terra Cotta 356, and Mustard 3821
- Safety Eyes – 6mm
How to Make Needle-Felted Llamas
- Gather your craft tools and materials. Then download the pattern below.
- Cut felt according to template notes, using scissors or a cutting machine.
- Blanket stitch the legs to corresponding spots on the underbody.
- Blanket stitch the underbody to one side of the body, starting between the front and back legs.
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I’m impressed (with my effort) that I was able to do this sweet llama! It doesn’t look like the picture because I had different colors of material available, and no experience sewing or using felt but I had fun!!
I love hearing this, Erika! You never have to use the exact same materials/colors that we use, so I’m happy to hear you are proud of your creation and put your own spin on it. Keep it up!
Would it be possible to felt a buffalo shape with buffalo hair?
We’ll add that to the Idea list!