Welcome to the Blog

Hi I’m Pauline, this blog is where I share all the latest Funky Friends Factory News, Giveaways, Competitions plus LOTS of toy-making tips & tutorials to help you sew the cutest soft toys EVER!

Honey, I super-sized a toy pattern!

Aug 4, 2016 | A day in my life, Blog, Toy-making TIPS & TUTORIALS

I just had to share these awesome photos from Leanne Martucci who super-sized my doll patterns for her daughter. She told me that her daughter is almost 4 and she LOVES her giant friends! Let me show you ‘BEFORE and AFTER’ photos first… then I will tell you how to super-size your own toy patterns!

Here is Edwina, one ‘half’ of my Christmas Elf Sewing Pattern





Elf super-sized Leanne M

And here are the ‘BEFORE and AFTER’ photos for

my Whitney Witch Sewing Pattern

Witch sewing pattern Pauline McArthur funkyfriendsfactory



Whitney Witch super-sized Leanne m

How cool is that!

So how did she do this? It’s quite easy really…

HOW to SUPERSIZE a toy pattern!

Enlarge on a photocopier:

Leanne said that she enlarged the pattern to 141% to make a large elf, then she enlarged that to 141% again for supersized.

It’s easy to do this if you take the printed pattern to a photocopy shop. When you resize the pattern the second time – cut the pattern pages in half! Then take each half and enlarge it by 141%.

TIP: You’ll be sticking the pages together so keep them in order so you know which pages go where. I have done this and it gets a bit confusing when the pieces are spread over a few pages!

stick enlarged pattern pieces together

How to enlarge a PDF pattern:

It’s quite easy to enlarge a toy pattern if you have bought an Instant Download PDF pattern. I have a great tutorial for enlarging a pattern which you can read and try out too – it’s for my FREE Christmas Hats pattern.

I think I made this one


Pauline McArthur Christmas hat

Well, there you have it! Have fun making your own supersized Funky Friends…

Come join the fun on Facebook!

Facebook badge - Pauline McArthur

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

If you have enlarged or super-sized a Funky Friend’s Pattern, come show off you pic ~>

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,







  1. Deb Bieman

    I super-sized Honey Bear to 300%. She’s a great floor pillow companion for your own little one to lay on their tummy and watch TV with. She’s also fun to lay with at the foot of their bed and read a story to. Honey is a great listener.

  2. Pauline

    Deb! That sounds so cool! I would love to see a photo – please post a pic on my Facebook Page if you remember? 🙂

  3. Deb Bieman

    Sorry Pauline~

    I STILL don’t have Facebook; just not convinced that I really need or want an account yet. The best I can do for now is to send a photo as an attachment in an e-mail.

  4. Penny

    Hi Pauline,

    I went in the opposite direction and reduced the size of the elves to make Christmas tree ornaments.


Submit a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *