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Free memory bear pattern feedback and another free pattern announcement!!!

Posted underA day in my lifeBlogCharityCompetitions & GiveawaysFFF News on2020-04-25 17:19:50

I have been inspired by the heartfelt messages I received in response to my offering my Calico Bear for FREE to anyone who wants to sew a memory bear during lockdown. Lots of people told me they are going to use the free memory bear pattern to sew lovely keepsakes with their “kiddos” and grand kids. Lots of people said they’d use the pattern to sew gifts for their local first-responders and front-line healthcare workers and sadly some people are making bereavement bears too. LOTS of people said they’d be making sewing toys for charity – like Dorothy who’s husband was lucky to have caught the virus and S-U-R-V-I-V-E-D!!!!!  🙂

Thank you so much for the free bear pattern. My husband was in hospital for 2 weeks and part of the time ICU. He was very sick from COVID 19. He survived and is home now with me and I am so thankful! Dorothy J Erwin

I know that sewing takes MY mind off the crisis so it’s been lovely to be able to share this pattern with the crafting community that has supported me over the years… I was so inspired by the emails I received, I’ve been working on another pattern hack for Calico Bear….

Can you guess what it is????

(There’s a clue in the baby clothes I’m using to make this keepsake…)

Unicorn Pattern Hack


AND because it’s not a whole new pattern – just a small adaptation of my existing Calico Bear Pattern – I am going to give you this Pattern Hack Pattern for FREE!!!!  🙂

Any guesses?

OK, maybe ONE more sneak peek????


Free unicorn pattern hack


Oooh, I can’t wait to share this FREE Pattern ADD-ON with everyone too! 🙂



Just so you know ~>

*** If YOU are still in lockdown – you can still get the Calico Bear Pattern for free to sew lovely keepsakes of your own  – a lockdown keepsake bear! Find out HOW to get the free memory bear pattern by clicking HERE. 

A FREE memory bear pattern 2020


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I’d LOVE to see how your Funky Friends toys turn out!

When you’ve made your memory bear – please come show it off ~>

Post a photo on my Funky Friends Factory Facebook page for me to see and YOU could win a FREE PATTERN!

Pauline McArthur

Till next time,

Happy Sewing,


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  1. Testing comments

    Comment by Pauline on April 29, 2020 at 9:36 am

  2. Thanks so much for the memory bear pattern! You are very kind!!!

    Comment by ELLIE on May 2, 2020 at 3:12 am

  3. It’s a pleasure – have fun sewing your “lock down Bear”:)

    Comment by Pauline on May 4, 2020 at 5:20 pm