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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!

Let’s start 2021 with something FUN!!!

Jan 6, 2021 | Blog, FFF News

I know that 2020 was a bad year for lots of people (NOT just me) and I REALLY want to put it behind me. So I am inviting you to come and join my new

Funky Friends Factory
Pattern Fan Club Group
on Facebook

It’s a Group Page for ALL of the Funky Friends Fans to hangout and talk about about sewing Funky Friends!

AND it’s ✨ FREE ✨
~> Yipeeeee!!!


Facebook Pattern Fan Club


A bunch of GOOD STUFF… (like Suggesting, Voting & Testing new Patterns, Giveaways and LIVE stuff) will be happening in the NEW Facebook Fan Group ~ so come join the FUN!


then wait…..😁

***YES! Please be patient while we admit everyone!***

We’re definitely NOT “Superhuman” but look out for the icon of our super sweet PatternFan ClubAdminshe’s going to be helping me with the group!

OK, let’s make 2021 LOTS of FUN ~>

Onwards &



OK, see you inside the NEW Funky Friends FAN Club!

Pauline McArthur
 bye for now,



  1. Betty

    I am new to sewing soft toys and have just found your website. It has proved to be great inspiration in this mad year we’re having. Thank you so much.

    • Pauline

      Aw thanks for your lovely comment, Betty! 😀

  2. Penny

    I love your patterns and return to them often. I’m always delighted that each one I make looks different to the last, having a character all of their own. Thank you for sharing your skills.

    • Pauline

      It’s a pleasure, Penny So happy you’re enjoying sewing your Funky Friends! 😃

      • Liz O'Keeffe

        Loved making two bears using the Calico pattern. tomorrow Ill do the Honey Bear

        Thank you for the patterns.

        • Jennifer

          I am a newbie here. Loved making Honey Bear, I did forget to use the snout trick though.
          Loved the tutorials very helpful.
          Can’t wait to make some more friends.
          Thank you so very much!

  3. Sheila Bullock

    I love all the wonderful and creative Funky Friends patterns and can hardly wait to get started…..so far it appears the hardest part is going to be deciding on which pattern to begin with. My granddaughter has been no help here as she wants me to do all of them…🤔☺

    • Pauline

      That’s funny… you should teach her to sew so she can make her own Funky Friends!!! 😃

      • Brenda

        I have recently joined and as yet have no questions as the patterns are so well set out and the instructions are so easy to follow even me with my disabilities can make them.

    • Charlene

      I absolotely love your patterns I also just started using your patterns and find the instruction very easy to follow
      Looking forward to make many more
      Unfortunately i dont have facebook so i cant join you there
      All my love

    • Diane

      I am new to this group. I have made a few dolls and I love to sew. I have been sewing since I was about 13. It’s usually very relaxing for me, especially when my kids were little. I could get them all to bed and then stay up and sew, I would enjoy myself until when I had to get up the next morning!!! Little kids don’t sleep in unfortunately!

  4. Kelly

    I’m thrilled to have found this website and the Facebook group for FFF. I’ve learned so much and the patterns are my favorites!!

    • Pauline

      Thank Kelly! Welcome to this funky corner of the ‘interwebs’!!! 😀

  5. Yvonne

    Sewing soft toys is something new to me. I’m looking forward to this sewing adventure.

  6. Christine Clark

    I love FFF patterns and have been making them for a number of years. Wish I could have them all and have the time to make them ;).

  7. Saphronia Hines

    i have made several of your soft animals. love them all, patterns are easy to follow and ever so cute. thanks.

  8. lorilyn w

    I tried to sign up for your facebook club account using the FunkyFriendsClubAccount as the last name as was suggested. Facebook rejected my attempt as said it violated their sign up policy’s to use the name we use in everyday life. It first stated there were too many capital letters in FunkyFriendsClubAccount. So, it actually blocked me twice from joining your group.

    • Pauline

      Oh Grrrrr…. that used to work! FB changes things all the time. You could try Clubaccount as the ‘surname’? Could you let me know if that works??? I REALLY hope we do still have a workaround because I COMPLETELY understand that some people want to be anonymous on FB…. BUT it may no longer be possible…. I guess they are trying to make thing safer by stopping criminals from being anonymous on their platform too?

  9. Sharen Gibbons

    I am so glad that you are around I found other sites for making soft toys to sew but the only thing that you have and they don’t is you have instructions and easy follow along reading. this in my eyes is number one you are a star and thank you for being around.

    • Pauline

      Awwww, thanks for the compliments Sharen! I work hard to try and make things as easy as possible. 🙂

  10. Lori

    I am all new to this but there so adorable who can’t but want to make them. I’m very excited to get the tricks and tips from the group

    • Pauline

      Welcome to the FFF, Lori! 😀

  11. Sandra Dilbeck

    When printing your patterns , do I need to do anything special on settings for it to print out the size I needed?
    Thank You

    • Pauline

      Hi Sandra, no special settings needed – just print at 100% (Actual Size). 😁👍

  12. Ellen Newton

    I Love your patterns. I just bought the Giddy Goats and when printing the pattern page 9 cuts off the bottom for the throat (GH) even when I print at actual size.

    • Pattern Fan Club Admin

      This usually happens when you print from the browser rather than from a saved version of the file. To fix the issue, save the file to your device, then open the file and hit print. This should fix it. If that doesn’t work, there’s also a “print as image” option in the advanced settings tab on most printers. You can use this form to submit a help request if those options do not work https://www.funkyfriendsfactory.com/contact-us
      Be sure to include the type of printer you have and the device you are printing from (iPhone, ipad, pc laptop, etc)

  13. Martha Naude

    I absolutely love your patterns. I also just started using your patterns and find the instruction very easy to follow. I love your Facebook fan club.

    Thank you

    • Pauline

      Thanks Martha!!!! We do have lovely Group Members! 🥰



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