Welcome to the Funky Friends Factory blog!

Hi, I'm Pauline.
I believe that toy-making should be
SIMPLE and FUN for everyone ~
so anyone can give it a go!

Here you will be able to keep up to date with the latest happenings at the 'factory'...

See me sew my Sea Turtle Pattern

Posted under BlogToy-making TIPS & TUTORIALS on 2017-08-17 04:08:43

Yeehar! My Sea Turtle Sewing Pattern photo tutorial is ready to go! Stu would make an awesome toy for boys, but I’m sure you can make up a really gorgeous girly pink turtle too!



The FULL PATTERN IS NOT included here.


I have made this photo tutorial so people who have purchased my Stu Sea Turtle Sewing Pattern can SEE how to sew a dachshund toy! (I wanted to explain this so you are not disappointed if you have found this page via a search engine and not from the link in my Sea Turtle Sewing Pattern)


We start with the TAIL:


Sew the TAIL PIECES together using the pattern markings to guide you.


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My NEW Labrador Retriever Toy Pattern is ready!

Posted under BlogNEW Softie Patterns on 2017-07-24 01:57:43

My new Labrador sewing pattern is ready!

Meet Lucky the


Labrador Toy Pattern

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My NEW Guinea Pig toy pattern is ready!

Posted under BlogNEW Softie Patterns on 2017-05-25 08:44:12

My new Guinea Pig sewing pattern is ready!

Meet Gertrude


guinea pig soft toy

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NEW photo tutorial for Monkey Sewing Pattern

Posted under BlogToy-making TIPS & TUTORIALS on 2017-05-11 10:59:49

I finally made a photo tutorial for my Mitch the Monkey toy pattern! MONKEY-pattern-web

I made him in boring, ‘au-natural’ browns but look at all the fabulous fabrics and colours that my customers have used for their own Mitch Monkey toys!!!


Mitch can be sewn with most fabrics from quilting cottons to fleece and minky and even fake fur for a fun fluffy look!


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Toy Club 2017 – it’s where all the cool toy-sewists hang out!!!!

Posted under BlogFFF News on 2017-04-08 01:55:06

I am soooooooooooooo excited because I have been invited to join in with Toy Club 2017, the funky Toy Sewing Club being run by my fabulous friend Kylie from the Voodoo Rabbit Fabric Shopor did I invite MYSELF? Doesn’t matter – I get to cut up Tula Pink fabric for the Patch Pussy Cat KITS!!!


So what is Toy Club?

It’s a Subscription Sewing Club for people who LOVE to sew Funky Friends Factory Soft Toys in super-cool fabrics! Over six months you will get 6 Toy Kits made up with Funky Friends Factory patterns combined with awesome fabrics and necessary notions from Voodoo Rabbit Fabric – it’s a match made in toy-making heaven!

How does Toy Club work?

This year we’ve decided to spice things up a little bit because a lot of you have a LOT of my patterns already (Thank you!) and we want you to have the option to get some totally NEW Toy Kits!

First up, you get to choose 3 of these 6 existing Kits that we have already prepared 3 of these 6 existing Kits that we have already prepared that we have already prepared…

Choose 3 Kits

Why ONLY 3 you ask?

Well, this is the exciting bit – you will also receive 3 ‘surprise’ KITS!!! These kits will have brand NEW (never before released) Funky Friends Factory Patterns…. that’s right…. 3 totally NEW, NEVER BEFORE RELEASED toy patterns that no one has ever seen – pretty cool huh?!

You get 6 Toy Kits over 6 months

Once a month, for 6 months you will get a Toy Kit. These Kits will be the 3 you selected plus 3 brand NEW ones. ALL 6 Toy Kits will come with the Pattern and all the fabrics and notions you will need to complete the toy which will be posted out from the ultra-cool Voodoo Rabbit Fabric Shop.


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