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Simple Plush Kits



Craft a snuggle-worthy project with this simple plush kit! Sweet embroidered features combine with a PDF pattern and your favorite fabrics to make a one-of-a-kind stuffed toy. It's easy and so adorable -- we'll show you how!




To craft your cuddly creature you'll need:

  • A simple plush kit design. We're using No Prob-Llama Plush Kit embroidery design.
  • PDF pattern and embroidery placement guide for your chosen creature (download PDFs: No Prob-Llama - Large goes with the
  • 4.13" x 1.18" embroidery design and makes a 17" tall llama; No Prob-Llama - Small goes with the 2.95" x 0.91" design and makes a 12" tall llama)
  • Printed templates of the embroidery designs, to help with placement (here's how to print design files)
  • 1 1/2 yards of faux fur for the body
  • Fabric for the llama face applique
  • Polyester fiber fill
  • Medium weight cutaway stabilizer
  • Water-soluble stabilizer for topping
  • Temporary spray adhesive (such as Gunold KK100)
  • 40 wt. rayon thread for embroidery
  • Scissors
  • Pins
  • Air erase fabric marker
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Simple Plush Kits  

Begin by printing the PDF template for your creature, linked above in the supplies list.

The shapes will print out onto several pieces of paper, which you will need to cut out and tape together using the letters and arrows marked on the sheets.

There is also a placement guide included in the last page of each PDF with the rough layout of the embroidery pieces. You will also want to print templates of each embroidery design for placement, using embroidery software.




Use the paper plush shape templates to cut out the body pattern. Cut out a front and back piece.

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Simple Plush Kits  

Using temporary spray adhesive, adhere a piece of medium weight cutaway stabilizer to the back side of the ear area of the pattern. Lay water-soluble stabilizer over the front ear area.




Cut out the face and ear templates for the llama. Use the templates to mark ear placement.

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Simple Plush Kits  

Load the ear design onto the embroidery machine, then hoop all three layers taut.




Attach the hoop to the machine and sew the ear. Repeat the previous steps, mirroring the ear placement.

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Simple Plush Kits  

After both ears have sewn, remove the hoop from the machine and remove the excess stabilizer from both sides of the fabric.




Place a piece of medium weight stabilizer on the back of the applique fabric and mark placement for the llama face design.

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Simple Plush Kits  

Hoop the fabric taut, return the hoop to the machine and sew the face design.




Once the design has sewn, unhoop the design, trace the applique face template and cut away excess fabric.

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Simple Plush Kits  

Position the applique piece on the llama body and pin to avoid shifting.




Use matching thread to sew the applique piece in place. Leave a 0.25" border along the edge.

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Simple Plush Kits  

Place the back panel of the llama body face down, over the front of the front panel and pin both pieces together. Use matching thread to sew the panels together.




Leave a 3" opening to turn the design right side out and stuff with polyester fiber fill. Make sure to work the polyfill into all of the crevices.

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Simple Plush Kits  

Finally, use a straight stitch on your sewing machine (or hand stitch) the side opening closed.




Use a damp cloth to remove the marks from the design.

Your adorable llama is complete!

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Want a printer-friendly PDF of this page? You got it, bud.
Suggested designs for this tutorial: 
No Prob-Llama Plush Kit_image
No Prob-Llama Plush Kit $4.99 - $5.99
2 Available Sizes:
Machine Embroidery: 4.13"w x 1.18"h | 2.95"w x 0.91"h