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More TERRIFIC Turkey pattern feedback photos!

Nov 22, 2021 | Blog, NEW Toy Patterns

If you missed the Turkey pattern release – you can see the first batch of Tester picsย HERE. I have been amazed by the fun feedback pics…. I think my original is pretty plain compared to the beauties you’ve made!!! If you want to sew your own fine-feathered friend the Tom Turkey Pattern is available on the website NOW.



Look at
these LOVELY
feedback photos…


This cuddly version of the Tom Turkey pattern was sewn by Jeneve Allen. I love the mix of textures she’s achieved with a combination of cotton fabric and Shannon Fabrics Cuddle. Another great tip – Jeneve said she didn’t have batting for the tailย  – she used fusible fleece instead!



Lori Rodenbush decided to make her version of the Tom Turkey pattern for a niece as a Christmas gift and used her Halloween fabrics because her niece LOVES Halloween. She said, “My niece is going to LOVE him, especially the glow-in-the-dark fabric on his body!”



Sandy Thurlow‘s bountiful bird is a rainbow of glorious colours! I really don’t think he could possibly have any more pizzazz if he tried?? LOL ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜

Turkey Pattern sewn by Sandy Thurlow



Caroline Howse used Christmas fabrics, including a repurposed Tartan kilt, for this jolly gobbler. ย She made me laugh with her comment: “I thought he was great fun – especially when I thought about ‘stuffing’ the turkey.” ๐Ÿ˜‰



Ixora T. used a multi-sensory stash of fabrics for her Tom Turkey, including faux leather, corduroy, cotton, and fleece. Since a lot of fowl have spots, the spotted batik body is a perfect fit.



Sandy Elmore‘s feedback photo shows Tom Turkey‘s Butterball-brand worthy posterior ๐Ÿ˜. I also like the country-style charm of her fabrics.

TomTurkey Pattern sewn by Sandy Elmore



Isn’t this just the perfect autumn scene? Paula Blevins posed her fleece and cotton on her porch for this pic, but I think I love her second photo even more…


…just look at this cute baby
and his new buddy!



A turkey as magnificent as Julie Hamilton‘s vibrant batik bird deserves a fittingly festive throne, and this huge pumpkin certainly fits the bill (or beak, in this case).



The body fabric on Nancy L Hubbard‘s Tom Turkey reminds me of those colorful ears of corn I see on Pinterest. The chicken wire print on his yellow feet is a funny touch of coop-inspired creativity.



Rachel Davis of The Purplesaurus used fleece and minky to make this bright and traditional turkey. The white fabric on the back of the wings makes them stand out nicely. Is he looking to make a flying getaway before Thanksgiving day?

Turkey Pattern sewn by RachelDavis2



I’ve seen lots of Tom Turkey toys sewn as holiday centerpieces, and Patti Gillette has really elevated her bird to pride of place with his perch on this candle stand.



Ruth W. used the feet of her Tom Turkey to make a fun geography lesson about the layout of the rivers around an area known as “Turkeyfoot.” Now the kids can learn something while they’re waiting for pumpkin pie!



I especially love the body fabric Pauline Edwards used. Such a fantastic profusion of flowers! Do you think it will help Tom blend in with his farmyard surroundings?

TomTurkey Pattern sewn by PaulineEdwards



I can just see a kiddo popping down in the green chair Caroline Moyer used to pose her autumnal turkey and giving him a big squeeze!



This birdie sewn by SaraMay of Night Owl Handicrafts looks serene next to this antique Singer, but little does he know…


He’s about to get a
BIG hug!!!!


Sian M. used some glittery fat quarters to make her Tom Turkey for Christmas…. he looks very pleased with his shiny plumage! ๐Ÿ™‚


It’s another Christmas Tom Turkey, this time by Joanna Ford. He’s certainly packed with holiday spirit! This bird takes the saying “gobble til you wobble” seriously.



This Tom Turkey sewn by Linley N. is so bright and cheerful – in my mind he’s a mixture of Christmas AND sunflowers! ๐ŸŒป



AND one more…


Joan S. whipped up a trio of girly gabby gobblers.

Which do you think is their “best side”? ๐Ÿ˜‚


WOW! What a TERRIFIC bunch of Turkeys!!!

Till next time, Happy sewing!

Pauline McArthur - Funky Friends Factory. .

Bye for now




  1. Jo Iaquinto

    These are some really great pictures. The turkeys are all adorable and the kids in the pictures all look like they are enjoying the toy. I think this is GREAT! and very inspiring. Thank you all for the wonderful pictures, Keep sewing in good health! Happy Thanksgiving and /or Fall.

    • Pauline

      Thanks Jo! It makes me smile to see how happy the toys make the children! We all need ad much joy in our lives as possible!!!๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜

  2. Nancy Hubbard

    That is a gaggle of cute gobbler fun! Great creativity! Thanks, Pauline, for the opportunity to participate!

    • Pauline

      Thanks Nancy!!! Its been such fun receiving all these joyful pics! ๐Ÿฆƒ๐Ÿฆƒ๐Ÿฆƒ๐Ÿฆƒ๐Ÿ˜

  3. lorilyn

    In the pattern-are the feathers supposed to be top-stitched like the last bunch where you can see individual feathers? Thanks. It looks good both ways,
    but different. What do the correct instructions say for them?

    • Pauline

      Hey Lorilyn, I didnt topstitch because I didn’t think it was needed and I wanted to keep it as simple as possible but please add it if you like it!!!! ๐Ÿค—

  4. Carrie Wadman

    I think wotsit wolf is a great name


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