Finished Size: 17in /43cm
Steve is a really cuddly crocodile, grinning from ear to ear all day long! I'm sure there are lots of little boys (and girls!) who'd love to snuggle up to him.
The Crocodile can made from both NON-stretch fabrics (eg. patchwork and quilting cottons and corduroy)as well as stretchy fabrics (eg. fleece, stretch velour, chenille and flannelette.)
Finished Size: 18in/46cm
The Diggles Dragon Stuffed Animals Toy Sewing Pattern can be made from most types of fabrics including woven,non-stretch fabrics eg. cotton, cotton drill, flannelette, corduroy and quilting fabrics as well as knit, stretchy fabrics like fleece (of any type), velour and chenille.
Finished Size: 13in/33cm
Ellie looks fantastic in all sorts of bright colors. You can make your elephant in cottons or use fleece for a nice cuddly feel. Add some texture for baby to explore by using some satin or corduroy fabric for the ears!
Finished Toy Size: 19in/48cm (standing), 10in/25cm (sitting).
She’s only little so she is still a little bit clumsy as she practices balancing on one leg, but I think she’s starting to get the hang of it! She is a quick and simple pattern to sew and you’ll have fun using up your fabric scraps for her wings. Make her in bright cheerful pinks or experiment with other colors of the rainbow too!
Fleur was made of quilting cottons but would be nice in stretch fabrics like fleece, chenille or minky for a snuggly feel!
Finished Size: 8-1/2in tall and 14-1/2in long. An elephant with its trunk up is meant to symbolise good luck. This didn’t make sense to me because I’m originally from Africa where an elephant with its trunk UP means it’s about to charge and you’re outta luck! BUT let’s go with the positive! I wouldn’t recommend this pattern for beginners because the tusks and trunk are a little bit fiddly. Georgie will be a cute gift for anyone you feel could do with a little bit of luck in their life!
Finished Size 17in/42cm:
Gertie Gecko HEAT PACK looks so sweet with her googly eyes and curled tail. She's a simple pattern and will be nice and quick to make and a great first project for beginners. Fill your HEAT PACK with wheat, which can be safely heated in the microwave and makes a fun way to make someone you know feel great!
Finished Size: 25cm 10in tall / 38cm 15in long Mickey Moose may not be as famous as his rodent namesake but he’s just as cute! It took a while to work out how to design his antlers so they didn’t flop but I am pleased to say Mickey is a fine, upstanding member of the moose community! This pattern is suitable for an intermediate or adventurous beginner sewist.
Finished Size: 18in Monty is a fun-loving, playful Manatee (or Dugong to us Australians!) who loves lolling around munching away on sea grass. There’s something adorable about these “sea cows” but personally I don’t think they’re pretty enough to be mistaken for mermaids! Monty is a is a quick and easy pattern which will look great in all sorts of colors, not just manatee-grey!
Finished Size: 43cm / 17inches long. Nate is actually quite timid despite his rather ferocious-looking, sword-like spirally tusk! He IS a real sea creature but I like to think of him as a unicorn of the sea! This quirky creature is a quick and easy pattern to sew. He looks awesome in any color and makes a great present for those hard-to-buy-for people. Everyone needs their own Narwhal right?!
Finished Size: 38cm / 15in. Ozzie Octopus has got to be the Funky Friend with the MOST LEGS EVER!! This pattern also looks very cute made up in girly colors, so make him a girlfriend too!
Pre-washed and ironed 100% cotton fabric, and fibre fill toy stuffing is recommended for making this toy. The octopus can also be made in stretchy fabrics like fleece.
Finished Size: 36cm (14 inches) long & tall!
I designed this cute patchwork pussy cat because Tula Pink asked me to! It's true! She wanted to make some cats for her booth at Quilt Market. I love cats and Tula Pink's fabrics so I said, 'SURE!' Patch has lots of pieces so this is NOT a good pattern for beginners but she is great for combining and showing off a range of gorgeous fabrics!
Uses Maywood Babe in the Woods Collection.
Finished Toy Size: 12in/ 30cm
Plattie is the first “Aussie Mates” Funky Friend. He is also one of the SIMPLEST Funky Friends patterns so I always recommend this pattern for beginner toy-makers and for children. He is suited to most fabrics but I like making him out of fleece which gives him a warm furry feel! With his cute little upturned bill and squidgy body, he’s bound to get loads of cuddles.
The Platypus can made from MOST fabrics – The pattern will work well with both NON-STRETCH fabrics (eg. patchwork and quilting cottons and corduroy)and also with STRETCH fabrics (eg. fleece, stretch velour, chenille and flannelette.)
Finished Size: 16in/40cm
He is a simple pattern and will look great in all sorts of colors. You can use felt for the spots,or you can use up your scraps of light brown fleece! I like to keep things simple so I used squares for the spots, BUT I have also included some templates for giraffe-shaped spots - based on the spots of a REAL giraffe!
Can be made from cotton fabrics, homespun/quilting cottons, as well as stretchy/knit fabrics like fleece, velour, and chenille.
Finished Size: 46cm (18in) tall, 27cm (11in) sitting! Slowpoke is a seriously cute, three-toed Sloth who loves snoozing, sleeping and hanging around, chilling out. He's a simple pattern so you can make a whole sleuth of sloths! He has hook and loop tape claws to attach himself to the nearest siesta spot for a bit of shut-eye. With a sweet smiley face he'll cheer up everyone's day!
Finished Size: 38cm (15 inches) tall
Sparkles is a shy little Seahorse who is spends the day playing hide & seek in the sea grass. She has lots of little bits so I wouldn’t recommend this pattern for beginners. Have fun embellishing your Seahorse with lace, beads, ric rac, bobbles, sequins or even rhinestones!
Finished Size: 30 cm / 12 inches
This sweet little squirrel is named after ‘Sue’ a.k.a Suraliyama - one of the lovely sewists I met in India when I visited Bluemango. There I saw the cutest Indian squirrel which the locals call ‘aneel’ and thought it was a toy design just begging to be made! This toy pattern has some small pieces so I wouldn’t recommend it for a beginner toy maker who should start with one of my easy patterns.
I sewed my squirrel with quilting cottons. You could use minky, cuddle and even fake fur especially for the tail to give your squirrel a fun fluffy look.
Finished Size: 17in/43cm.
The Funky Friends Collection wouldn’t be complete without a few dinosaurs. Timmy is a baby Tyrannosaurus Rex.
Boys and girls love this cuddly dinosaur and he can be made up in all sorts of color variations. He’s a simple pattern for beginners too.
All types of fleece, and stretch fabrics eg. velour, chenille and flannelette.
Finished Size: 41cm (16 inches)
Whip up a cute Valentines toy as a surprise gift for a loved one, family member or special friend this Valentine's Day. Everyone needs a LOVE MONSTER! Great for using up your from your fabric stash - any red, white or pink fabric will look great! This easy to follow pattern would make for a cute kids DIY craft project too.