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MORE entries for the Valentine’s SEWING COMPETITION 2023 – WIN a $50 Funky Friends Factory gift certificate!

Feb 6, 2023 | Blog, Competitions & Giveaways

You’ve got until February 14th (2023) to post a Valentine’s Day theme toy and enter our Valentine’s contest! Full contest details are at the bottom of this page, but first…here are some of this week’s entries.



Check out these cute
Valentine’s Day


A heart on the chest adds a Valentine’s Day touch to any toy. Joy Davies went with a red and white combo for this ‘heartfelt’ Fifi Fox.

Click HERE to purchase the Fox pattern.


Puppy Pete’s wide ears make a perfect space for embroidery, as you can see in this “Puppy Love” version of Puppy Pete sewn by Jonell Hart.

Click HERE to purchase the Puppy Dog pattern.



Jane MacKenzie used the Mix & Match Monsters pattern to make these quick Valentine’s Day gifts for her grandkids.

Click HERE to purchase the Mix & Match Monsters pattern.



This adorable Patty Cow sewn by Jonell Hart is covered with…rainbow hearts!

Click HERE to purchase the Cow pattern.



Christine Storrs used a similar fabric on her Valentine’s Diggles Dragon. I love how it coordinates with the blue body.

Click HERE to purchase the Dragon Sewing pattern.


Fluffy and fun is the order of the day in this Kiri Kiwi Bird toy made from pink faux fur by Rebecca Karstad.

Click HERE to purchase the Kiwi Bird Pattern



For more fluffy fun (and a challenge), you can use a long pile fabric for the mane pieces in the Larry Lion pattern. Ajaire Parello also added false eyelashes to her toy.


This candy hearts fabric looks adorable on Larry Lion, as sewn by Jo Ann Carroll. Again, I personally  think it’s a bit more challenging to make the mane from the thicker long-pile fur but it really looks amazing!

Click HERE to purchase the Lion pattern.



Sandra Lawson sewed this Ellie Elephant and picked an adorable fabric combo of gingham and hearts

Click HERE to purchase the Elephant pattern.



Elly Stone added a jaunty heart ribbon to her Ben BEGINNER Bear, plus she put heart appliques on the footpads! 

Click HERE to purchase the BEGINNER Bear pattern.

Ben Beginner Bear Pattern Product


This version of my free Honey Teddy Pattern was sewn by Darvi Mayo . She has used babysafe felt eyes…a great option for kids under 3 years old.

Want to sew this
FREE easy teddy bear pattern?

Honey Teddy Bear is a free pattern that I give to my newsletter subscribers as a  thank you gift. If you haven’t got the pattern already – scroll down to the bottom of the page and sign up for my newsletter.  

Meet - Introducing FREE Teddy Bear Pattern


Ok, let’s get back to the Valentine’s SEWING COMPETITION…


WHAT can you WIN?

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

valued at

Gift-Voucher-50 dollars


HOW do you enter?

It’s easy! Post a photo of ANY Funky Friends Factory Pattern that you have sewn as a Valentine’s toy, on the Funky Friends Factory Facebook Page (or in our Pattern Fan Club Group!) to be in the running to win a Funky Friends Factory GIFT VOUCHER…

(It can be ANY Funky Friend Factory pattern that you have sewn as a VALENTINE’s TOY. You can use ANY Funky Friends Factory Pattern – it just needs to be OBVIOUSLY created as a Valentine’s toy – or it can’t be entered in the draw.)



Want an extra chance to WIN?

Share any of the pictures above on your Social Media (Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram etc) and leave a comment to let me know where you posted them!


*** The winner will be drawn on 15th February 2023 ~ using random.org and announced here in the comments AND on the Funky Friends Factory Facebook page. ***



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I can’t wait to see your Valentine’s toys.


Happy sewing everyone!!!



Pauline McArthur
Till next time,



  1. Jo

    What cuties! all of them, very inspiring. Thank you to all! I have been off my sewing lately and this puts me back in the mood. I appreciate all the fun stuff I see here, and a BIG thank you to Pauline for developing these fantastic patterns and posting all these great fun critters. I love seeing this sort of creativity in action, just Amazing!

    • Pauline

      Thanks Jo! It’s fun to check out everyone else’s toys even if you’re not sewing but I hope you get your sew-jo back soon!😍


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