Welcome to the Blog

Hi I’m Pauline, this blog is where I share all the latest Funky Friends Factory News, Giveaways, Competitions plus LOTS of toy-making tips & tutorials to help you sew the cutest soft toys EVER!

🎓 FREE Graduation Cap pattern ~ feedback photos from Shannon Fabrics!!!

May 17, 2021 | Blog, FFF News

It’s lovey to see that people are enjoying the FREE Patterns that I designed when we were doing the the Calico Bear SEW-ALONG… and so you can imagine how  excited I was when I spotted NOT one, but heaps of Funky Friends (sewn by Shannon Fabrics in their awesome Cuddle® fabrics)… ALL wearing their graduation caps!!!!


Happy Fun Photo Friday! Graduation is coming up and these grads couldn’t be prouder! 👩‍🎓👨‍🎓
Stuffed animals made with Cuddle® and Luxe Cuddle® minky fabric.
 Funky Friends Factory sewing patterns – Lamkins Lamb, Mitch the Monkey, Larry the Lion, Giraffe a.k.a Raff, and Ellie Elephant.

Graduation cap pattern Shannon fabrics Funky Friends Factory toys


And look how cute Fleur Flamingo looks in HER graduation cap!


And look how cute Lloyd Lama looks in HIS graduation cap!



HOW do you get the FREE ADD-ON Patterns?


The FREE Graduation Cap pattern is part of the “Celebrations Pack”. The SEW-ALONG VIDEO also shows you how to make a wedding bears – (Bride and Groom) – with the addition of a Wedding Veil and a free Bow Tie Pattern. There’s also a FREE Party Hat Pattern – to turn your toys into Birthday Toys. And the VIDEO shows you how to add some festive charm to Calico Bear to make a Christmas Bear!

Click here to go to the page with the SEW-ALONG VIDEO and the link to DOWNLOAD the free Pattern ADD-ONS!


Calico-Bear - free pattern add-ons


Want to win a free Funky Friends Factory Pattern?


Come and post some photos of your embellished Funky Friend for me to see on my Funky Friends Factory Facebook page.

You could WIN a FREE PATTERN in the MAKER OF THE MONTH Pattern Giveaway!

I can’t wait to see the Funky Friends you sew!

Pauline McArthur
 bye for now,



  1. Ellen

    These are all so super cute! We love your patterns! 🙂

    • Pauline

      Thank you!!! You guys ALWAYS do me proud! 🙂

  2. Morgan

    These are adorable!! Just posted my first Funky Friend on your Facebook page!! I made a Bulldog for a friend! I absolutely LOVE all your patterns!

    • Pauline

      Thanks Morgan!!! You bulldog looks AMAZING in denim! I LOVE him!


Submit a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *