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My latest stuffed animals pattern is ready for puppy pre-school!

Jun 20, 2014 | Blog, NEW Toy Patterns

I had such fun creating my British Bulldog stuffed toy sewing pattern design, I had to make another right away!

Meet Butch and Bella the Bulldogs!

Bulldog sewing pattern - Pauline McArthur

Forget man’s best friend – these pups want to play with EVERYONE!

The bulldog patternย  has LOTS ofย  ‘doggy’ parts (ooh , can I say that here? – hee hee) so I don’t think it’s a great pattern for beginners (who should really start with one of my EASY patterns!) HOWEVER, it’s NOT a complicated pattern.

If you can sew a straight stitch you’ll be able to sew them! Plus I have also created a photo tutorial for Butch and Bella so you can see EXACTLY how to sew these

bulldog ‘besties’!

Bulldog pin tail - Pauline McArthur

With lots of clever toy-making tips and tricks so you’ll be able to

whip them in a flash!

Bulldog ears - Pauline McArthur

Theย Butch & Bella Bulldogs Toy Sewing Pattern is available to download from the website NOW!

I wonder which YOU would like to sew ~>
a British Bulldog or a French Bulldog?

Pauline McArthur - Funky Friends Factory. .

Till next time…

Happy Sewing,




  1. Shirley Smith

    Definitely the British Bulldog as my parents had one when I was a teenager.

  2. Pauline - Funky Friends Factory

    Oooh, can’t wait to see how your bulldogs turn out. Pleeeeeeeeeeeeeez come post some pics on my Facebook page when they’re sewn? ๐Ÿ˜€

  3. Emily

    I like the British bulldog they are such sweet natured dogs.

  4. Audrey

    Neat dogs.

  5. Robert Welborn

    I am a big crafter!!!! I try to make anything I can associated with English (British) Bulldogs. I want to make your British Bulldog! It looks adorabull!!!!!I have a store, that we even donate a portion of all sales to benefit bulldog rescues.

  6. Reenie Penglase

    Def British!! Dad always always had Mack Trucks when we we kids (& still does) so takes me back to my childhood! !

  7. Robert Welborn

    I also forgot to add that I have two English Bulldogs….Spike and Alberta (Bertie). I Love Love Love Bulldogs!!!

  8. Jennifer Kate

    I like Butch the British Bulldog….I like is cute little ears ๐Ÿ™‚ Well done on another great pattern Pauline!

  9. Charlotte

    British bulldog!

  10. Jess

    I love the English bulldog it looks amazing x

  11. melle e


    The frenchie! I can sew see him in Eiffel tower and Parisian girl fabrics!


  12. Deb Mogridge Dawidowicz

    ohh,la,la….. the French Bulldog for me

  13. Anita

    Frenchie all the way ๐Ÿ™‚ woof

  14. Debby

    They are both cute, but I think I would do British First.

  15. Lee

    My daughters love the French bulldog so that’s the one I would sew ๐Ÿ˜‰

  16. Naomi

    I think the French bulldog as my son loves them

  17. Jeannie

    The British bulldog! Love the fabric chosen too! Super cute!

  18. Trina

    British bulldog- love the ears!

  19. Melissa N.

    FRENCHIE! But I would still make both as they are both adorable!!!

  20. Melissa N.

    I also pinned these cuties!!

  21. bobby amber

    Omg both r adorable!!!! But if I had to choose I would say British

  22. janet conlon

    Love them both & it’s hard to choose. But I would like to make Bella Bonjour the French Bulldog. I would sew her in a gorgeous french doggy fabric.

  23. Amy victoria

    I would choose the British bulldog as I would make it for my baby boy. X

  24. Emma Banks

    Ooh they are both gorgeous but I do have a soft spot for frenchies!

  25. Carmen

    I’m really in love of those dogs! I will make a thousand of those!! ๐Ÿ™‚
    I like the most the French Bulldog ๐Ÿ˜€
    But still…. Both are AWESOME!!

  26. Chris Schrank

    I would love to make the English Bulldog for my daughter-in-law’s bed. She is from England and is starting to decorate with English themed items.

  27. Andie

    Being of British blood I would have to go with the British Bulldog! They are so gorgeous!!

  28. Michelle

    British bull dog!!!

  29. Elena

    I think I’d make the British Bulldog; he looks just like the dog in the new Sherlock Holmes movies ๐Ÿ™‚

  30. Stephanie

    British <3

  31. Jenny C

    Sew cute!! I love both but would make Butch first I think ๐Ÿ™‚

  32. Amy

    I like the British bulldog. We are hosting a British 12 yr old lacrosse player summer and my daughter an true dog lover thought we should get a real one to make him feel at home. My sister in law also rescues dogs and has two bulldogs.

  33. Denise Foy

    British bulldog are great !

  34. Christine Behrendt

    French bull dog of course ……. cute and always cuddly.

  35. Sharon Gobbo

    British Bulldog for sure!!!
    I prefer “Butch”, beefy dogs ๐Ÿ™‚

  36. Sarah

    British bulldog <3 it

  37. Claire

    British bulldog for me to cheer me up after our World Cup disaster!

  38. Pattie

    British Bulldog all the way!

  39. Mavis Alain

    Anything French! Am still working on Honey – still headless but the hippos were a smashing success! I made the hippos for a wedding gift last summer and used some of the colors from the wedding. They now reside in their new home and I hear that they are house hippos who come out at night and get into trouble!

  40. Hilary

    British bulldog…..because I am from Britain!

  41. Gail Hester

    Love the British one but both are adorable!

  42. Debbie Rogowski

    I prefer the British Bulldog, he looks just like a English Bulldog. Bella looks more like a Boston Terrier and that was the onlly kind of dog that ever bit me lol

  43. Genevieve Hamilton

    British! We used to gave 2. They are my all time favorite dog. ๐Ÿ™‚

  44. Jean Benson Thompson

    These are so cute… Nice Sewing Projects on this whole site. I would choose the French Bulldog…

  45. Lauren

    French bulldog all the way ๐Ÿ™‚

  46. mary

    I’d do one of each simultaneously .. now I’ve spotted that the only difference is not colour .. I guess I’m not very observant

  47. Samantha Vermule

    French bulldog please ๐Ÿ˜€


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