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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!

Pattern Giveaway on Facebook!

Jun 11, 2012 | Blog, Competitions & Giveaways

Want to win a FREE toy pattern?


Here’s HOW ~>


Enter our MAKER OF THE MONTH draw!

The MAKER OF THE MONTH contest began one FREEZING cold, wet, miserable Monday I saw THIS incredibly cute version of my Randy Rhino Toy Sewing Pattern in a tutu, made by Jessie! It just lifted my spirits and gave me an idea for an AWESOME Facebook Pattern Giveaway – >>>

Hippo toy sewing pattern web



It’s so EASY to enter the GIVEAWAY!

Facebook badge - Pauline McArthur

ALL you need to do is post a photo of a FUNKY FRIENDS FACTORY toy that you have made in our Pattern Fan Club Group.

At the end of each month I draw a winner and post the winner’s name on the Blog the following MONTH. I have an Album on Facebook for all the MAKEROFTHEMONTH winners. You can check it out HERE!



NOT on Facebook? ENTER by email! 😃

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

I really LOVE to see how people’s Funky Friends turn out. The Funky Friends Factory Facebook Fan Club is awesome because I get to see some of amazing stuffed animals people make from my toy patterns – and it’s a great place for people to get ideas for different fabric choices for their softies too!



It’s always so hard as I love every photo that I see, I guess it’s like trying to choose a favourite child – they’re ALL unique and special in their own way. BUT this month the winner has to be Shirley! She posted this incredible version of my Raff the Giraffe Toy Sewing Pattern. Shirley says she’s a volunteer for the S.E.S, and had a thought to make some little mascots. She’s made Raff Giraffes in fleece the colour as the S.E.S orange uniforms and they even have the reflective tape on their legs!!! How cute are they? Congrats Shirley  – I’ll send you a Facebook message to find out which Funky Friends Factory Toy Sewing Pattern you’ll choose for your prize.

Giraffe Toy Sewing Pattern Shirley web

So, come on – share your photo in our Pattern Fan Club Group

The next winner could be YOU!

Pauline McArthur
 bye for now,



  1. crafty grandma (janet lawrence)

    Thank you for picking my ‘red’ doll for monday giveaway pattern . Could I please have Larry the Lion. Many thanks x

  2. Trinity Perona

    I will send you a photo on my email of my 3 toys I have made! I would love to win Timmy T rex because I really love the way he looks and he looks adorable!

  3. cristina

    How can I find out who won a free pattern on the month of December

  4. Sharon Kruger

    Just downloaded the free Honey Bear pattern. Cannot wait to get home from work to make this. Your instructions on the pattern and video seems so easy. I have been looking for a pattern as I am from South Africa and at this stage cannot afford to buy patterns. I supplement my income with making stuff with old denims ect. Will keep you posted

  5. Joyce Wiilliams

    I have the pattern for Patch the Pussycat but I cannot access the photo tutorial. Can you please help me?

    • Pauline

      Hi Joyce, the link to the tutorial is in the pattern –> look in the See me sew section. If you do not get to the page, please try typing the URL link again and you will get to the page – I never take the tutorial pages down!!! 😁 xxx Pauline


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