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πŸŽ“ FREE Grad Cap pattern & VIDEO (Bow tie pattern, Party Hat and more)!

Apr 26, 2021 | Blog, Competitions & Giveaways

Yeehar! I’ve added the Calico Bear “Celebration Pack” ADD-ONS to the FREE Patterns page.

This includes a Mortar board Graduation Cap pattern to make a graduation toy for ALL of the grads in your life, a Bow Tie Pattern to attend the ceremony, and a Party Hat Pattern for later! πŸŽ‰


Celebrations FREE Patterns ADD-ON


As you can see ~> the free graduation cap pattern is NOT just for Calico Bear – so you can use these add-ons on any Funky Friends Factory toy!

Dachshund toy graduation cap sewn by Korina Fraser

Dachshund Pattern sewn by Korina of Korinas Kreations.


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!

Calico-Bear-as-a-CHRISTMAS BEAR



HOW do you get the FREE ADD-ON Pattern and watch the VIDEO?


Click here to go to the page with the SEW-ALONG VIDEO and the link to download the 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 PATTERNΒ in the MAKER OF THE MONTH Pattern Giveaway!

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

Pauline McArthur
Β bye for now,



  1. Diana

    Thank you so much for the Calico Bear add-on patterns. While I don’t have any more graduates in my family right now, I am certain I’ll be using the party hat and the bow tie.
    Hugs from Florida

    • Pauline

      Yeehar – PARTY TIME!!! Bring it on! LOL

  2. Cheryl

    Thank you for the download. It is very timely..one of my grand daughters is getting ready to graduate from high school in a few months. She also loves softies and has so many on her bed there’s hardly room for her.

    • Pauline

      It’s a pleasure – sounds like you’re having fun adding to her collection!


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