Go bananas for llamas!

Sew your own llama softies

What’s that? You haven’t got your hands on a copy of issue 64 yet? Our summer issue includes step-by-step instructions for how to sew Lucy Ward’s Llama Love softies, topped off with colourful trims and tassels. It’s got us thinking about how to add a bit of llama drama to our sewing rooms…

Once you’ve stitched up Lucy’s furry friends, we’ve rounded up 10 ways to add some llama love to your stitching space!

1. Llama embroidery thread spools

We need these handmade floss cards for llama lovers in our lives. They’re by Betty and Bobbin on Etsy and they’re a snip at £3.50 for a pack of 20 (shipping from the UK).

1 Llama thread spools

Llama thread cards © Betty and Bobbin

2. Llamallooma pompom maker

We’ve been lusting after Betz Whites’ happiest of pompom makers – ‘the Llamallooma‘ ever since we featured them in our news pages in issue 50. Laser-cut from Baltic birch, they make fun with yarn easy peasy.

Llama pom pom maker

The Llamallooma © Betz White

3. Mini Llama pin badge

Now you can wear your llama love with pride thanks to Paper Craze’s cutest of pins. You can shop this little fellow over on Not on the High Street and add a touch of llama fun to any outfit for just £6.50.

4. Piece your very own sofa llama pal

Not content with bringing us pompom llamas, Betz White is totally nailing the alpaca theme. We dare you to resist her patchwork Llama cushion pattern. Download it instantly over in her Etsy store.

Patchwork Llama cushion

Patchwork llama cushion pattern © Betz White

5. Sew Leonard the FPP Llama

Who doesn’t want to Foundation Paper Piece their very own llama? Of course we do! This version is by Stephanie Thomas, found via Pinterest! God bless Pinterest. The pattern is an instant download from See What, Sherlock? Stepanie’s just sewn the head here but the complete pattern includes a complete Leonard, from his hooves to the tips of his ears, in the format of an 18in quilt block pattern for you to foundation piece.

Leonard llama pattern

Leonard the Llama © Stephanie Thomas

6. Want MORE Llama action? Meet Lloyd and Lola

Elizabeth Fransson Llama quilt

Elizabeth Fransson’s Llama quilt pattern © Oh Fransson

Of COURSE the queen of animal quilt patterns, Elizabeth Hartman, is all over the llama trend! Download this pattern for her llama quilt over at Oh Fransson.

7. Maker Mama Llama embroidery pattern

Llama embroidery pattern

Llama embroidery pattern © Makes and Takes

Play around with this free pattern plus step-by-step instructions for how to sew a llama hoop over on the Makes and Takes website.

8. Fussy cut a llama or two

We’re not sure we can cope with how cute this 100% cotton Llama print fabric is. Choose from pink or mint backdrops over in Sewing Doing Shop’s Etsy store.

Llama fabric

Anyone for llama fabric? Us please! © Sewing Doing Shop

9. Deck your walls

Why stick to sewing llamas when you could surround your sewing space with them too? Wall decals from Kenna Sato Designs via Etsy.

10. Little O & Co Llama banner

Ok, ok so we can sew our own, but we still can’t resist this handmade banner from Little Olive and Company – decked out with pompoms and tassels – as every good llama deserves to be.

Little O and Co banner

Llama banner © Little O & Co

Order your copy of issue 64 today!

You can find our llama softie toys that inspired this post, with full instructions for how to make them, in issue 64 of Love Patchwork & Quilting magazine – out now!