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Review of 2022’s toy pattern releases!

Feb 6, 2023 | Blog, Customer Feedback, FFF News, NEW Toy Patterns

So much fun stuff happened with the Funky Friends in 2022 here at the Funky Friends Factory. We had NEW toy patterns, NEW teddy bear patterns, UPDATED toy patterns and a free ADD-ON pattern for a toy-sized flat cap too. Here is a review so you can check if you missed anything!



The New Funky Friends from 2022:

Let’s begin with Buttons the BEST DRESSED Bear. I’ve designed a NEW teddy bear sewing pattern for sewing memory bears! Buttons the BEST DRESSED teddy bear pattern has built-in shirt & pants (trousers) details and a felt waist coat. He’s conveniently sized to fit an adult collared shirt – a perfect “grandpa” or “dad” bear. 

AND here are some happy customer feedback pics!

Click HERE to purchase the BEST DRESSED Bear pattern.



The mischievous  Mango Meerkat popped up next

Meet Mango the Meerkat


AND here are some happy customer feedback pics!

Click HERE to purchase the Meerkat pattern.




Next came Ben the BEGINNER Bear

AND here are some happy customer feedback pics!

Ben the Beginner teddy bear pattern

Click HERE to purchase the BEGINNER Bear pattern.

Ben Beginner Bear Pattern Product



And a cute little doggy arrived on the scene – Poppy the Puppy.


AND here are some happy customer feedback pics!

Click HERE to purchase the Poppy PUPPY Pattern.

Poppy PUPPY Sewing Pattern



UPDATED Camel Pattern:

We had one of my earlier patterns come out of retirement with a face-lift! The Chrissy Camel has been updated so it has a full step by step photo tutorial now.


AND here are some happy feedback pics!

Click HERE to purchase the Camel pattern.


AND last but not least…


FREE Flat Cap Pattern ADD-ON:

I think this has been the most asked for add-on ever! I had no idea a flat cap was so popular!

the FREE Flat Cap Pattern!



I’d LOVE to know which new pattern is YOUR favourite?

Please leave me a comment and let me know what you think!


Pauline McArthur - Funky Friends Factory.
Till next time,

Happy Sewing,


  1. Nancy R.

    They are all cute, but that little Meerkat is just adorable!

    • Pauline

      Thanks Nancy! Everyone has a favourite Funky Friend BUT Mango the Meerkat has definitely been feeling the LOVE! 🥰

  2. Barbra Mudd

    That’s a funny question, “Which pattern do I like best?” I seem to be hooked on most of your patterns. I’ve made at least 10+ and have fallen in love with them all. Lots of materials in my stash are now getting used. funny how the ugliest materials make the cutest little guys. I still have a lot of patterns I want to get! When asked “Why are you making these?” I reply, “Because I want to.” makes me laugh!

    • Pauline

      Your comment made me smile – yes! You can just because you want to! LOL 😆

  3. Jill Bluth

    My favorite to make so far is Patch Pussy Cat! I’m very excited for the Tiger pattern coming! Feel free to call him Mike the Tiger! :o)

    • Pauline

      Hi Jill, thanks for your enthusiasm! 😀

  4. Linda

    Love, love, love all the patterns! So glad I found you.


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