Pauline designs soft toy patterns and creates original softies at Funky Friends Factory. The site is full of resources, from Pauline’s patterns, kits and supplies to lots of tutorials for making your own toys including some video tutorials. Pauline is up next with a tutorial and a free pattern too!

She also has a special offer for Sew Mama Sew readers: 25% OFF all of the Funky Friends Factory PDF toy patterns with the Coupon Code SEWMAMASEW. (One week only, cannot be combined with other offers and not available for bulk orders.)

From Pauline: I’ve been designing my soft toy patterns for over 15 years and I am just as crazy about softies now as I was back then. I don’t see myself stopping any time soon so it’s lucky that you can NEVER be too old to play with toys!

My goal is to make my sewing patterns as easy as possible without compromising on cute! For many years, the youngest person to sew one of my softies was an eight year old boy, but I think he’s been pipped at the post by a few seven year old girls!

I fall in love with each new Funky Friend I create so I am a teeny bit besotted with Hannah Hedgehog at the moment. She is really quick and easy to sew and looks great in wovens/cottons as well as fleece and similar knit (stretchy) fabrics.

I have heaps of toy-making tutorials on my blog and I am creating easy-to-follow photo tutorials so people can see how easy it is to make their own beautiful toys at home.

You can find my patterns on my Funky Friends Factory website and you can post your feedback photos on my Facebook page where I run lots of fun competitions and pattern giveaways.