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Our Pattern Fan Club hit 5000 Members!

Jun 6, 2022 | A day in my life, Competitions & Giveaways


In May our Facebook group – the Funky Friends Factory Patterns Fan Club – reached 5000 members!



So we’re celebrating with a SEW-ALONG and a COMPETITION!


Want to sew how to sew a memory bear?

Want to see how to do button-joints on a teddy bear?

Want to win a FREE Funky Friends Factory pattern?

Read on!


Come watch the Calico Bear SEW-ALONG!


SEW-ALONG video tutorial for a memory bear

One of the great things about being a member of our Pattern Fan Club Facebook group is that you get access to some things that NON Members don’t have access to – like the Calico Bear SEW-ALONG Replay VIDEO, which is available for limited times throughout the year. IF you are in our Club you can watch me sew Calico Bear from start-to-finish, including doing button-joints. Club Members CLICK HERE to watch the Calico Bear SEW-ALONG replay in our Facebook Group! (NOTE: pattern is not included).


NOT a Club Member yet?

If you’re NOT already a group member of our Facebook group
CLICK HERE to find out how YOU can join in the FUN!



Win a FREE Funky Friends Factory pattern!

We love to see your smiling faces! So for this competition I have decided that to enter… you need to post a pic in the Pattern Fan Club Group AND the photo must be of yourself, your gift recipients, OR your pets with a Funky Friends Factory toy YOU have sewn.

LOOK – if you’re SHY
your pet can pose for you!

Kitty Kate Cat pattern sewn by Barb Olivieri-Scarsella

Pic credit: Kitty Kate Cat pattern sewn by Barb Olivieri-Scarsella

DON’T need to BUY a pattern
to enter!!!!


 You can use ANY Funky Friends Factory pattern – even my Free Honey Teddy Pattern (so everyone can enter!)


WHAT can you WIN?

You can win a WIN a Funky Friends Factory Pattern Gift Voucher ~>

valued at

Gift-Voucher-50 dollars



It’s easy to be in the running to win! Just post a photo of ANY Funky Friends Factory Pattern that YOU have sewn, before July 6th 2022. The photo must be of yourself with the toy OR your gift recipients with the toy OR your pet with the toy that YOU have sewn in the Pattern Fan Club Group

(Please remember to tag your post with the toy name e.g. #benthebear or #Ben for Ben the Beginner Bear, #raffthegiraffe or #Raff for Raff the Giraffe, #poppypuppy or #poppy for Poppy the Puppy…)


Not on Facebook? Don’t stress, you can simply email us your photo.

(It can be ANY Funky Friends Factory pattern – even my Free Honey Teddy Pattern – so everyone can enter!)



Want an extra chance to WIN?

Share any of the pictures above on your Social Media (Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram etc). Use the hashtag #Funky5000 so we can find your entry – or leave a comment below to let us know WHERE you shared the competition!


*** The winner will be drawn on July 7th 2022, 6pm EST ~ using random.org and announced here on the blog AND on the Funky Friends Factory Facebook Group page.***



Oooh, good luck EVEYONE!!!!! 😀

Pauline McArthur
Till next time, happy sewing,



  1. Estelle Müller

    Congrats with this fabulous milestone! 10000, here we come 💕

    • Pauline

      Thanks Estelle!!! It’s so much fun to hang out in the group and see all the cute Funky Friends people have sewn! 💕 💕 💕

  2. Cheryl bock

    On facebook

    • Pauline

      Brilliant – thank you, Cheryl! 😀


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