This easy llama pillow adds so much whimsy to any room. I wanted to add a llama pillow to my daughter, Olivia’s, bedroom makeover, but I could not find one that was a good fit, so why not DIY one?
It is that time again for our monthly DIY blog challenge tour where I join a group of expert DIY bloggers and we share something we made with fabric. Please hop over to each blog to be inspired for a DIY summer project (see their links at the end of this post). #diyprojectchallange
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- Cricut Maker
- Pillow form
- Linen fabric
- Water soluble maker
- Pattern (see form below to download pattern)
- Hot Glue and hot glue gun
Cutting the pillow
I cut two 20″ by 20″ pieces and a 2″ by 20″ zipper placket (see the zipper below) out of linen fabric for the base of the pillow. Please note: the pillow would be very to difficult to zip close since the faux fur neck continues into the bottom seam, so I opted to make a lapped zipper placket to keep the zipper away from the faux fur.
Cutting the fabrics for the llama
Using the provided SVG files the face can be cut out of felt with your Cricut Maker or cut by hand.
Olivia printed out the neck pattern onto a piece of paper then she cut along the lines. Then she traced on the back side of the fur the neck pattern. She marked a cross with a water soluble maker on the 20″ by 20″ linen square to help with placement. The fur neck should hang a little off the bottom of the linen pin in place.
- Position the fur neck on the linen square and pin in place then stitch on using a whip stitch.
- Next place the felt head on top of the fur and find the look you want and pin then whip stitch in place.
- Then do the same for the eyes, ears, inside of mouth, bottom lip, nose base, and nose bottom.
- Embellish with flowers, and trims.
Note: when cutting faux fur cut with the wrong side up so it reduces the loss of fur.
Making the flower crown
Sewing the linen pillow pieces
Now the easy part of sewing in a zipper and sewing the four sides of the linen squares with right sides together.
Olivia’s bedroom makeover is not complete, but I could not wait to share this fun pillow with you.
More Bedroom Makeover Inspiration:
My first project on the Romantic Boho Chic Bedroom Makeover was making these groovy tables from a fallen tree in our yard. Read the full story HERE.
Join me and get swept away into a Romantic Boho Chic Bedroom Makeover click HERE to join me on the journey and be inspired to create your own Romantic Bedroom. See our bedroom mood board below:
My Amazon picks:
DIY Fabric Challenge Blog Tour:
I have attached a photo for each stop on the blog hop below, so just click on the photos or links and start the tour.
Lia from Southern Yankee DIY is sharing her Linen Sign
Rachel from Joyful Derivatives is sharing her DIY Drop Cloth Curtains
Gladys from Our Happy Ever Home is sharing her No-Sew Lumbar Pillow Covers
Nickesha from Life’s AHmazing is sharing her DIY Throw Pillows
Erin from The DIY Nuts is sharing her DIY Storage Boxes
Amy from 1905 Farmhouse is sharing her Fabric Ribbons DIY
Kerri from Mama Dares to DIY is sharing her Painted Fabric Chair
Tasha from Rufus & Henrietta is sharing her How to Upholster Cushions
I hope you have been inspired to try some of these fun DIY projects.
Please say hello in the comments below and tell me what inspired you.