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Simplicity 2921 – Pauline McArthur Funky Friends Factory

Dec 15, 2007 | A day in my life, Blog

How good does this look? 🙂

I had to keep pinching myself when I saw them in my local fabric shop’s catalogue! When I started designing my stuffed animals back in 2001, I would never have thought I would end up as a sewing patten designer with Simplicity Pattern Company in America! BUT here it is – my first Simplicity Sewing Pattern – 2921.

Simplicity toy pattern 2921 Pauline McArthur Funky Friends Factory

I don’t feel any different really, I guess I can say I am a Simplicity designer now, but it doesn’t change much else. The license period is for a limited time AND I still get to sell my patterns myself…

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I will get a small percentage of the sales of my Simplicity pattern as a royalty, but it’s not much. I think the exciting thing is that people all over the world will discover my Funky Friends Factory soft toy patterns and hopefully like what I do!

I wonder who will find me this way?



Bye for now,



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