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

Feb 1, 2023 | Blog, Competitions & Giveaways

It’s wonderful to make a personalized gift at anytime BUT for Valentine’s – it really shows you’ve made an effort when you sew something that’s perfectly suited to your loved one! If you’re sewing a toy for a loved one you’re in luck we’re having a Valentine’s toy COMPETION! 


BUT first – we have LOTS of lovely Valentine’s toys to give you some ideas for your Valentine’s sewing, then I’ll tell you how to enter.

Get ready for some lovely
TOY inspiration…

First up we have a perfect pair of Valentine’s pups  – Digger & Dixie Dachshund sewn by Paula Slater.

Click HERE to purchase the Dachshund pattern.


Ben the BEGINNER Bear pattern sewn by Teri Wolff – isn’t Ben too cute in pinks?

Click HERE to purchase the BEGINNER Bear pattern.

Ben Beginner Bear Pattern Product


Fleur Flamingo sewn by Katrina Daniel Fisher for her teenage son – so cool!!!!

Click HERE to purchase the Flamingo Pattern




Angie Edwards sewed this cute Calico Bear for her son’s girlfriend. What a lovely MOM!!!!

Click HERE to purchase the Calico Bear pattern.



Look – hearts make perfect Giraffe spots!!! Raff Giraffe sewn by Angelaria Steele.

Click HERE to purchase the Giraffe pattern.



Valentine’s Love Monster pattern sewn by Sandy Boyd with some cool felt details – checkout that curly moustache!


Valentine’s Love Monster pattern sewn by Debra Phelps Prychun.

Click HERE to purchase the Love Monster pattern.



Joette Manko sewed this Valentine’s version of Slowpoke Sloth.

Click HERE to purchase the Sloth pattern.



All you need to do is add a felt heart to create an instant Valentine feel to your toys like this Patch Cat  sewn by Andrea Christensen.

Click HERE to purchase the Cat Sewing pattern.



This sweet Keep Me Keepsake Bear sewn by Jane Cash in heart fleece with some cute heart applique detail on the tummy.


A special keepsake is a wonderful way to remember a loved one on Valentine’s Day. This beautiful Keep Me Keepsake Bear was sewn by Vanessa Heaviside.

Click HERE to purchase the Keepsake Bear pattern.


Wow, gorillas seem to be VERY popular as a Valentine toy! This cute Gregory Gorilla sewn by Kathy Vorse Dickson in heart fabric!


Look at the eyelashes on this pretty Gorilla sewn by Sharon Hale


 Love this “Kiss me quick” Gorilla sewn by Jonell Hart!!!!!  Anyone game to pucker up and give this gal a kiss?

Click HERE to purchase the Gorilla pattern.

Gorilla Sewing Pattern



Why not combine pretty pink and red valentine fabrics to make a patchwork Valentine gift like this Melody Memory Bear sewn by Andrea Christensen.

Click HERE to buy the Melody Memory Bear pattern.

Memory Bear Sewing Pattern



Look at this adorably cute Monty Manatee sewn by Diana Sageser – those eyes say it all!!!

Click HERE to purchase the Manatee Pattern.

Manatee Sewing Pattern


Are you getting excited to sew your Valentine’s toy?


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. Laurie

    These were the best, especially the girlie gorilla and manatee! Thanks for putting a smile on my face!

    • Pauline

      Aw thanks Laurie, it’s so lovely to see the toys people have made that they’re so pleased with! And it’s lovely to know they also make you smile!😊

  2. Elly Stone

    I love your patterns, made a Valentine’s bear from Ben pattern,will post photo if I can!

    • Pauline

      THanks Elly – I look forward to seeing your Valentine’s Bear!💘

  3. Tracy Britt

    I added my picture of my dragon to the post. This is my first time submitting a picture. Did I do it correctly?

    • Pauline

      Hi Tracy, I have sent you an email now! 😍


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