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Tom Turkey pattern feedback photos!

Nov 15, 2021 | Blog, NEW Toy Patterns

Gobble, Gobble, y’all!

I’m LOVING the Tester’s photos I’ve received so far… THANK YOU!!!! I LOVE that they’re ALL so cute and colourful… and completely different to mine! We’ve got pics of Tom ready for Thanksgiving, Christmas and year-round farmyard fun.



Just look at
all these lovely
feedback photos…


First up we have a bright and cheery version of Tom Turkey sewn by Debbie Weideman… loving those coordinating leafy fabrics!



Next we have this cheerful fall-inspired version of the Tom Turkey Pattern sewn by Tammy Gosselin. Tom looks so sweet as a table centerpiece, I have to say. But little did he know what  photo props were waiting for him….

Turkey Pattern sewn by Tammy Gosselin2


he can’t READ!



Frankie Bateman said that she tried to make Tom Turkey in realistic colours as the little boy who is getting this turkey is very much into toys that are realistic. (No bright blue turkeys allowed by that kiddo! lol).

Turkey Pattern sewn by Frankie Bateman



Vicki Wheeler says of her Tom, “that’s the Christmas turkey sorted.” I like the different fabric patterns and textures she used. Now all he needs is a Christmas hat (I have a FREE Christmas Hat Pattern HERE for all your Funky Friends!). The smallest size in the pattern would be great for Tom Turkey, or you could enlarge it a little for a floppier look.

Turkey Pattern sewn by Vicki Wheeler2



This turkey sewn by Shirley Lohman has beautiful stained glass pattern plumage. And he’s purple (my favorite color), so of course I love that! 💜


Maria Barnes used some autumn foliage fabric for her turkey, And it makes an interesting contrast to the stripes.


This sweet Tom Turkey was sewn by Marilyn E.  who gave him embroidered eyes because he’s going to a baby – what a sweet gift for a 1st Thanksgiving or 1st Christmas! 


This very cool Harry Potter Turkey was sewn by Kim Illarietti. I guess Harry Potter’s white owl has a new friend in the Hogwarts aviary 😀. The contrast color circle of brown felt behind the clear craft eye is a great way to make sure this turkey stays eagle-eyed and looking sharp! 

Turkey Pattern sewn by Kim Illarietti


AND one more…


This brilliant blue version of the Tom Turkey pattern sewn by Gail R. snuck in at the last minute! Doesn’t he look GORGEOUS hiding in the Geraniums? 

TomTurkey pattern sewn by Gail R


WOW! What a FANTASTIC bunch of feathered friends!!!

Till next time, Happy sewing!

Pauline McArthur - Funky Friends Factory. .

Bye for now




  1. Teresa

    Beautiful job everyone!

  2. MaryLou Wahl

    They are all fantastic! I am looking forward to when I can purchase the pattern to add to my Thanksgiving Decorations!!

  3. Lorilyn

    What a lovely group of turkeys! I have to say my favorite is the unexpected blue. Thank you to all the testers. Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!

  4. Leona

    All these turkeys are so cute.
    Love the turkeys made with the leaf fabric (almost looks like they are hiding in a bush)

  5. Debra Prychun

    I am in awe of how well everyone sews the feet! I have trouble with those pointy toes so anyone that does a good job on feet is my hero/heroine! Great job to all the testers so far….you rock!

    • Pauline

      Thanks for the lovely compliments Debra! I think pretty toes are a matter of perseverance and PINS! 😀

  6. Gail Crosfield

    just curious as to where the turkeys coomb is. its missing teehee

    • Pauline

      Ooh, I didn’t see any combs on the Turkey pics I found on google??? I did see a funny thing called a ‘snood’…. but it looked so silly dangling on the top of the beak and off to ONE SIDE???? I decided not to include it! LOL

  7. Katie

    Such adorable turkeys!

    • Pauline

      Thanks Katie, I am amazed at all the diferent colours and fabrics! 😁


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