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August 2022 MAKER OF THE MONTH – wins a FREE Funky Friends Factory Pattern!

Sep 29, 2022 | Blog, Competitions & Giveaways

It was so hard to select this month’s selection of Maker of the Month finalists. Be sure to read to the end to see who won the Maker of the Month prize.

Take a look…

I love this bright and cheerful Silly Scrap Snake Linda Belchamber Venton sewed for her grown daughter’s lounge!

Click HERE to purchase the Snake sewing pattern



What a sweet spotty Butch Bulldog toy pattern sewn by Pat Pruitt is


Mary Elizabeth used the Butch Bulldog pattern  to sew a cute school keepsake.


And this checked Butch Bulldog toy pattern sewn by Jane Wood which

Click HERE to purchase the Bulldog pattern.



Catherine Calderwood sewed this fluffy version of Slowpoke Sloth.


AND here he is ‘hanging out’ at a music recital!

Click HERE to purchase the Sloth pattern.



Cute moose family sewn with the Mickey Moose pattern by Julie Groot.


Mickey Moose sewn by Emma Boulton

Click HERE to buy the Moose pattern.



Prince Charming Frog sewn by Melissa Eggleton. who says she’s newish to sewing toys. 


Prince Charming Frog sewn by Jonell Hart… don’t you just LOVE his(her?) jeweled crown?

Click HERE to purchase the Frog Pattern

Frog Pattern


SPOTS were BIG this month!

Jonell Hart (who sewed the cute bejeweled froggy above) also sewed a super cute spotty Belinda Butterfly this month.

Click HERE to purchase the Butterfly Sewing Pattern


This sweet spotted version of Lily Ladybug sewn by Pat P.

Click HERE to purchase the Ladybug pattern.



AND this very sweet spotted version of the Horsey Horse Unicorn pattern sewn by Janet O’Neil Conlon.

Click HERE to purchase the Horse Pattern



Meerkat sewing pattern sewn by Monkia Groh. I love the way the shiny eyes tie in with the funky fabric she used for the meerkat’s tummy!

Click HERE to purchase the Meerkat pattern.



So many cute memory bears this month!

First up we have a very cute sweater bear version of Melody Memory Bear sewn by Caroline Jones from an upcycled sweater.


Melody Memory Bear sewn by Emma Boulton.


Melody Memory Bear sewn by Marinda Nitzschke.

Click HERE to purchase the Melody Memory Bear Pattern.



Ben the BEGINNER Bear’s sewn by Kerry Thomas for a “lego mad”boy!


Ben the BEGINNER Teddy Bear pattern sewn by Dianna Sparks.

Ben the Beginner Bear


Julie Childe sewed two Ben the BEGINNER Bears, from Harry Potter pyjamas.


This adorable ‘Get Well Bear’ version of Ben the BEGINNER Bear was sewn by Nat Egan ofRothmore Forever Bears– I know I would imstantly feel a whole lot better if I received a bear like this when I was sick! 



And this adorable Ben the BEGINNER Bear was sewn by Darvi Mayo. I think she looks like a little baby bear! 

Click HERE to purchase the BEGINNER Bear pattern.

Ben Beginner Bear Pattern Product


This Keep Me Keepsake Bear pattern was sewn by Angie Wood.

Click HERE to purchase the Keepsake Bear pattern.



AND this month’s winner is… spotty too!!!!

Congrats to this month’s winner! Jonell Hart sewed this adorable Mitch Monkey – and added an cute tie sewn using my free tie sewing pattern. Isn’t he ADORABLE?

a FREE Funky Friends Factory Pattern ~>
of your choice!


Click HERE too buy the MONKEY pattern.

Monkey sewing pattern


Where to get the
FREE Tie Pattern~>

You can find my FREE PATTERN for a neck tie HERE
if you’d like to make your own!

Free tie pattern


Want to win a FREE toy pattern?


It’s so EASY – enter the MAKER of the MONTH Pattern GIVEAWAY!


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ALL you need to do is post a photo of a FUNKY FRIENDS FACTORY toy that you have made on the Funky Friends Factory Facebook Page HERE!

Each month I draw a winner & post the winner’s name on the Blog the next MONTH. You can see an album on Facebook of previous MAKEROFTHEMONTH winners.



NOT on Facebook? ENTER by email! 😀

*** You can send me your photos by email too!


So come on! Share your photos  ~> The next winner could be YOU!!!

Pauline McArthur - Funky Friends Factory.
Till next time,

Happy Sewing,


  1. Kathy Cuthbertson

    Nicely done everyone!! Pauline I don’t envy you having to choose just one, they are all winners 💞

    • Pauline

      It’s always so hard!!!!! LOL 🤔😮😊

  2. Rebecca

    Congratulations Jonell!


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