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

Nov 12, 2020 | Blog, Competitions & Giveaways

Did you know the MAKER OF THE MONTH wins a FREE Funky Friends Factory Pattern?

Here are some of the highlights from the visitor’s posts…. We’ve had some awesome feedback pics on the Funky Friends Facebook page this month!

Our newest Funky Friend, Gregory Gorilla, looks good in all sorts of color combos. This is Betsy Christman’s orange and purple version of the Gorilla toy pattern.

Gorilla Pattern sewn by BetsyChristman


A more “natural look” suits the Gregory Gorilla toy pattern just fine, too.  I LOVE the simple designs on the grey fabric that Carole Martin used. “Low volume” prints like these are a fun alternative to solid color fabrics when you want to add more “texture” to a toy  made from quilting cotton fabric. 

Gorilla Pattern sewn by CaroleM


Dinosaur print fabric is always dashing on a Timmy T-Rex, as you can see in this pic of Pat Nash’s version of the T-Rex toy pattern.

T-REX pattern sewn by Pat N


Yes, that’s ANOTHER dandy dinosaur toy! Susan Leshinsky reports that she loved making her first fleece version of the Trixie Triceratops toy pattern.

Triceratops pattern sewn by Susan L


Betty Groocock obviously likes to sew lovely keepsakes! Her pink version of the Dilby Duckling pattern has birth announcement details on the feet. 

Duck Pattern sewn by Betty G

Leapin’ limes and lemons! Diana Sageser found some nifty neon fabrics to sew her interpretation of the Llama toy pattern.

Llama sewing pattern sewn by DianaS

Jane Tate used the Keep Me Keepsake Bear pattern in three sizes (100%, 75%, 50%) to craft this delightful bear family from baby clothes. (all pics in folder)

Looks like Goldilocks got separated
from her three best bear pals!

 Keepsake Bear sewn by JaneT



And this month’s winner is… Patch Pussycat sewn by Ange Angela.

CONGRATS Angela! Your super-sweet version of the Patch Cat Toy Pattern is a winner and you win a FREE Funky Friends Factory Pattern – of your choice!




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I love to see photos of the toys that people have sewn from my soft toy patterns…

So please post some pics to my Facebook Page!!! 😀



Pauline McArthur
Till next time, happy sewing,



  1. Angela Blackmore

    Hi Pauline, Thanks so much for picking my pink cat for Maker of the Month.
    Your patterns are fantastic and a pleasure to make.
    I have in fact just bought 3 more patterns yesterday. But would love the pattern for Gregory Gorilla as my prize.
    Thank you again xx

    • Pauline

      Hey Angela! Congrats again! Your Patch Pussycat is a real BEAUTY! 🙂 Sorry, I only saw your comment now… I will email through the Gorilla Pattern for your prize right now! 🙂


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