Make Your Own Alpaca Pin Cushion

My sister has got to be the hardest person to buy for in our family and as her birthday was coming up, I sent her the obligatory ‘What do you want for your birthday?’ text message. She has recently taken up sewing, so I got the reply ‘a pom-pom pin cushion please’. With no more clues given, I turned to Google for help. A quick search lead me find this little chap and I thought how absolutely brilliant is that.

A pom pom pin cushion is what she wants, so a pom pom pin cushion is what she will get (the fact there is an alpaca attached to it is an added bonus). Here is how I made it:

Luckily, Alpacas are quite easy to get hold of these days. I managed to bag myself two Alpaca Stallions from Amazon without too much difficultly.

The Alpaca saddles are made out of felt. I brought an assorted pack of patterned orange because I get the feeling Alpaca’s like orange.

Lookin’ good there, Mr. Alpaca.

The next stage involves lots of little pom poms and Gorilla superglue.

Look at his mate waiting patiently in the background for his turn.

Now for the big pom pom. Pick you colours carefully before you superglue, that Gorilla glue is serious stuff.

Don’t forget to do both sides, you don’t want an uneven looking Alpaca.

Ta-da! Here are the finished Alpaca’s doing their pin cushion job.

Hope you enjoyed this little how-to post. Let me know what you think in the comments. Have you made anything similar? I’d love to see your creations! (Also, Happy Birthday to Vicky – I hope you like your new sewing buddies!)

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