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A fun toy making SEW-ALONG from Shannon Fabrics ~ and a little treat from ME!

May 17, 2021 | Blog, Competitions & Giveaways

The fabulous folks at Shannon Fabrics, the makers of the Cuddle® fabric brand (and other fabulous fabrics for making Funky Friends) is hosting a Lamkins Lamb Pattern SEW-ALONG this week as part of their “Sew Together” series.




Teresa’s BIG Cuddle fabric TIP:

Theresa (the Shannon sewing instructor) recommends printing the Lamkins Lamb Pattern at 150% in order to accommodate the extra bulk of the Cuddle® fabric.


*** Sample (below) sewn with Luxe Cuddle® Shearling Snow, Cuddle® 3 Beige, Cuddle® Baby Pink

SHANNONS SEW-ALONG Lamkins Lamb face


Teresa’s will be sharing LOTS of great TIPS for working with fluffy fabrics include how to pin Cuddle and what types of cutting tools work best for fluffy/furry fabrics.


Great tips for working with fluffy fabrics


Where can you WATCH the SEW-ALONG?

Teresa will be going LIVE to share her tips on how to make a Lamkins Lamb  on the

Shannon Fabrics Facebook page 

and the Shannon Fabrics YouTube channel

at 10 am PDT

on May 18, 2021.

Can’t make it? 

This is unfortunately NOT a great time for Australians to watch as it’s 3am in the morning for us BUT don’t worry – you can catch-up afterwards if you can’t catch it LIVE!


AND NOW for my little TREAT!!!

As part of the fun, I am offering all of the Sew Together Tuesday viewers  ~>>>

50% off
on the Lamkins Lamb PDF pattern.

Buy the Lamkins Lamb Pattern from my website & use this coupon code :


*** Valid from May 18 – June 18, 2021.  ***


So hop on over and check it out! I think you’ll REALLY enjoy this sew-along because Teresa is such fun to watch!!! 😁 

Till next time, Happy sewing!

Pauline McArthur - Funky Friends Factory. .

Bye for now




  1. Judy

    Thank you for your assistance to help us make awesome Funky Friends!

    • Pauline

      ALWAYS a pleasure Judy!!! 😀

  2. Sheila

    Can you recommend where I can purchase the Cuddle fabric for the Lamkin’s lamb? There is no where around me that sells the Cuddle.

  3. Ellen

    We absolutely adore your patterns! They are so well written and easy to follow! Thank you!

    • Pauline

      THANKS Ellen! I LOVE “working” with Shannon Fabrics!!!:D

  4. Lisa

    Thank you Pauline for the discount. I so appreciate your generosity.

    I’ve been wanting to buy Ellie the Elephant too so I bought both Ellie and Lamkins today!

    Your directions are always so helpful. That combined with Teresa’s tutorial makes a super combination.

    • Pauline

      Aw thanks Lisa, that’s lovely of you!!!! 😀

  5. Karen Kay

    Thank you Pauline. I love your pattern styles and your FB group. I will be watching Teresa today (as always). My next make will be your Manatee, as a family member is patiently waiting.

  6. Peggy G

    Hi Pauline! Thanks so much for the coupon for Lambkins!! Your patterns really make me smile! I make Funky Friends for foster children here in Texas – they are perfect comfort toys! Thanks for all you do.

  7. Sandra Dailor

    What a fun video! And thank you for the coupon.


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