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Hi, I'm Pauline.
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Pattern Giveaway on Facebook!

Posted underA day in my lifeBlogCompetitions & Giveaways on2012-06-11 03:42:45

Want to win a FREE toy pattern?

Here’s HOW!!!

I really LOVE to see how people’s Funky Friends turn out. My Funky Friends Factory Facebook page 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. ๐Ÿ™‚


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!

ALL you need to do is post a photo of a FUNKY FRIENDS FACTORY toy that you have made on the Funky Friends Factory Facebook Page and the end of each month I will choose a favourite and post the winner’s name on the FIRST MONDAY of the following MONTH.

I have an Album on Facebook for all the MAKEROFTHEMONTH winners. You can check it out HERE!

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 her giraffes in fleece the same colour as the S.E.S bright orange uniforms and they even have the reflective tape on their legs!!! How cute are they? Congrats Shirleyย  – 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

I wonder who will be the winner
next Month?

Come on! Share your photo on the Funky Friends Factory Facebook page and the next winner could be YOU!!!

Pauline McArthur - Funky Friends Factory.

Till next time,

Happy Sewing,

Please leave your comment here. IF you are NOT on Facebook - please scroll down to comment below the LAST blog comment! Thank you!

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

    Comment by crafty grandma (janet lawrence) on July 23, 2012 at 11:33 pm

  2. With pleasure! I LOVE seeing how people’s Funky Friends turn out!!!!

    Comment by Pauline on August 31, 2012 at 4:24 am

  3. 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!

    Comment by Trinity Perona on September 4, 2014 at 10:55 pm

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

    Comment by cristina on January 6, 2016 at 1:59 pm

  5. Hi Christina, I have an Album on Facebook for all the MAKEROFTHEMONTH winners. You can check it out here – https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10151044445392755.482023.105982272754&type=3. I think I will add this information to this blog post too – THANK YOU! ๐Ÿ™‚ In December it was Kira Standfest who made these penguins in front of the Christmas Tree – https://www.facebook.com/funkyfriendsfactory/photos/a.10151044445392755.482023.105982272754/10153917424042755/?type=3&theater ๐Ÿ˜€

    Comment by Pauline on January 21, 2016 at 5:50 am

  6. How do I enter monthly draw?

    Comment by Dennis Dowd on June 13, 2020 at 7:31 am

  7. Hi Dennis! Just post a pic of the Funky Friends Factory toy you have made on the FFF Facebook page to be in the draw! (More info here – https://www.funkyfriendsfactory.com/blog/win-a-free-toy-pattern-from-funky-friends-factory/)

    Comment by Pauline on June 15, 2020 at 6:04 pm