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Easter 2022 SEWING COMPETITION winner announced!

Apr 18, 2022 | Blog, Competitions & Giveaways

The second annual Funky Friends Factory EASTER SEWING COMPETITION was a massive hit! We had more Easter theme toys posted than Christmas theme toys, and they were adorable. I was really glad the competition was a DRAW and I didn’t have to choose a winner myself!


Check out some of the
GORGEOUS entries,
and the winner is announced
below, too…


Easter Bunny Sewing Pattern

The Easter Bunny Buddies pattern was the most popular contest entry pattern. First up – Shirley Lohman sewed this BEAUTIFUL version of the Easter Bunny Pattern and posed him in the garden hunting for Easter eggs! 

Easter bunny sewing pattern sewn by shorleylohman


Janet Roberta Murphy used a fluffy polka dot fabric for this Personalized version of the Easter Bunny Buddies  – soooooooo cute!!!!

Easter bunny sewing pattern sewn by janetrobertamurphy


Don’t you love an Easter basket? Barbara Matul sewed this Easter Bunny Buddy using dimple minky (ears) and cotton (body) for her granddaughter’s first Easter. 

Easter bunny sewing pattern sewn by barbaramatul


I’m sure this coordinating pair of Easter Bunny Buddies sewn by D’Jauna Connor made some kids smile on Easter morning.

Easter bunny sewing pattern sewn by d'jaunaconner


Courtney Schreiner of Monkey in the Mailbox says she found a small scrap of rainbow print minky and sized down the Easter Bunny Pattern to 80 percent so it fit perfectly on the tummy! Isn’t it adorable?

Easter bunny sewing pattern sewn by CourtneySchreiner

Click HERE to purchase the Easter Bunny sewing pattern.



Baby Bunny Sewing Pattern

Funky Friends fans are always so generous, and Shelley Noisette is a great example. She sewed these 17 Baby Bunnies for the kindergarten Sunday School class at her church!

I love how
each one is different!



Linda McNally Siedlecki says that sewing Funky Friends is her de-stress solution! I think that this purple Baby Bunny would reduce holiday stress for anyone 💗.

Baby bunny sewing pattern sewn by lindamcNallysiedierecki


Tina Lucera picked a pastel rainbow fabric for her Baby Bunnies and it reminds me of sorbet or sherbet ice cream!! Don’t they look cute all posed together?

Click HERE to purchase the Baby Bunny pattern.

Baby bunny pattern


Kawaii Bunny Sewing Pattern

The easiest bunny pattern in the Funky Friends collection is the Kawaii Kuties Bunny Pattern. Here’s a fun trio in bright colors. I can’t find the name of the maker of these toys, so if these are your bunnies, please contact our Facebook group admin to claim them!

Click HERE to purchase the Kawaii Bunny Pattern.


Easter Chick Sewing Pattern

How fun are these fabulous fluffy versions of Egghead the Easter Chick sewn by Laila Pye! I like how faux fur can simulate chick fluff and lamb fuzz equally well in a soft toy! 🐣

Egghead Easter Egg sewing pattern sewn by lailapye

Click HERE to purchase the Egghead Easter Chick pattern.


Lamb Sewing Pattern

Darvi Mayo used a sherpa-style fabric for her version of  Lamkins Lamb.



These fleece Lamkins Lamb twins sewn by Caroline Hillyard look happy-go-lucky and ready to greet the world.

Lamb sewing pattern sewn by carolinehillyard


Dogs love getting in on the Easter fun, too! Rider D’Souza posed this enlarged version of Lamkins Lamb with her pet.

Lamb sewing pattern sewn by D


she also made this delightfully fluffy fellow in Frosted Shaggy Sand Luxe Cuddle® fabric from Shannon Fabrics.

Lamb sewing pattern sewn by RiderDSouza


Click HERE to purchase the Lamkins Lamb pattern.


Duck Sewing Pattern

This year was definitely the “year of the duck” in the Easter Competition. Dilby Duckling was popping up almost daily in our Facebook group. Rachelle Ingram sewed this lemony duck from Shannon Fabrics Luxe and C3 Cuddle. If you’re looking for the perfect duck bill orange, this shade is called “pumpkin.”


Bright cottons in contrasting prints make these Dilby Ducklings by Gail McKnight Anderson cute centerpieces for any Easter basket.


This is one of my favorite ducklings ever! Rindy Hargraves made this “grumpy little duckling” – isn’t he adoarable? 



Julie Coward made a whole quartet of Easter friends. From left to right are Egghead Easter Chick, Lamkins Lamb, Dilby Duck, and Easter Bunny Buddy. 

Click HERE to purchase the Dilby Duck pattern.


Easter Memory Bear

You don’t have to use an Easter theme pattern to make a great Easter gift! Jonell Hart turned Melody Memory Bear into a beautiful Easter gift for her granddaughter.

Melody Memory Bear sewing pattern sewn by jonellhart

Click HERE to purchase the Melody Memory Bear Pattern.



Pat Pruitt sewed this gorgeous Giddy Goat for an Easter surprise. 

Goat sewing pattern sewn by patpruitt

Click HERE to purchase the Goat pattern.

Goat Sewing Pattern



AND… Our winner is…


Louise Pyper, who posted her cheerful version of the Egghead Easter Chick! The “eggshell hat” is pretty perfect here, Louise!

Egghead Easter Chick sewing pattern sewn by LouisePyper


You win a Funky Friends Factory Pattern GIFT VOUCHER valued at $50!

Gift-Voucher-50 dollars


I have LOVED seeing your Easter Funky Friends this year.

THANK YOU to everyone who entered! 


Pauline McArthur
Till next time,



  1. Diane Maloney

    Each and every one of these stuffies are absolutely adorable !!!!
    So creative and colorful !!!

    • Pauline

      Thanks Diane!😀

  2. Sandra M Dailor

    These are all wonderfully adorable!

    • Pauline

      Thanks Sandra! It’s so cool for me to see people put their personality into their toys!😀

  3. Peggy G

    I love seeing how creative everyone gets with each pattern!! And the Baby Bunnies pattern is definitely on my Must Make list now!


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