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May MAKER OF THE MONTH – wins a FREE Funky Friends Factory Pattern!

Jun 12, 2020 | Blog, Competitions & Giveaways

WOW!!!! There were sooooooo many AWESOME entries for May 2020 Maker of the Month!

First up we have Karen Ekman’s version of the Digger Dachshund Pattern are a lovely mix of colour-co-ordinated fabrics.

Dachshund sewing pattern sewn by KarinEkman


And HOW SWEET is this adorable version of the Gertrude Guinea Pig pattern sewn by Karen Sexton? She was very proud as it was her first handmade softie!!!

Guinea Pig sewing pattern sewn by KarenSexton


Mel Neru made this memory toy version of the Prince Charming Frog Pattern from her father’s shirts. She’s going to take it on her future adventures.

Frog Pattern sewn by Mel Neru


Belinda Sherwood’s toddler was delighted with this stripey rainbow version of the Horsey Horse Sewing Pattern.

Horse Pattern sewn by Belinda Sherwood


Dawn Rimby uses the Funky Friends Factory Patterns to sew lovely keepsakes. She sewed these beautiful keepsakes from a 40 year-old wedding dress! (William Whale Pattern, Larry Lion Pattern and Puppy Dog Pete Pattern)

Keepsake toys sewn by Dawn Rimby


Judith Weston’s version of the Joey Junior Kangaroo Sewing Pattern looks ready to jump for joy in his batik fabrics! 🙂

Kangaroo sewing pattern sewn by Judith Weston

Gail McKnightAnderson increased size of the Ellie Elephant Pattern to make an larger memory toy for her daughter. This was made using anti-pill fleece and the white was excess satin from her daughter’s wedding dress and the toy is for her 1st baby due in August. 🥰

*** I have a blog post about how to enlarge a pattern
– if you want to see how to resize a toy pattern.

Elephant keepsake sewn by GailMacKnight


Michelle van Dijk’s four fluffy foxes sewn from the Fifi Fox Sewing Pattern were found frolicking in a fertile field!!!!

Fox sewing pattern sewn by MichelleVanDijk


Kim Illarietti‎ enlarged the Easter Bunny Sewings Pattern for her new great-grandchild.

The “normal size” Easter Bunny is next to it. WOW!!!!

Easter Bunny sewn by Kim Illariett

I REALLY couldn’t choose a winner so I did a random draw and the winner is…

Elizabeth Renton who sewed this cute keepsake elephant and lion (Larry Lion Pattern and Ellie Elephant Sewing Pattern).

I LOVE her comment – “6 baby suits into two Funky Friends!”

Keepsakes sewn by Elizabeth Renton

CONGRATS Elizabeth- you win a FREE Funky Friends Factory Pattern – of your choice!

Pauline McArthur
Till next time…
Happy Sewing,




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