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Free Memory Bear Pattern feedback – June 2020

Jun 27, 2020 | Blog, Competitions & Giveaways

I’ve been getting such wonderful feedback messages in response to offering my Calico Bear Pattern for FREE to anyone who wants to sew a memory bear during lockdown. 

Just so you know ~>

*** you can still get the Calico Bear Pattern for free to sew lovely keepsakes of your own  – a lockdown keepsake bear! Find out HOW to get the free memory bear pattern by clicking HERE. 

A FREE memory bear pattern 2020


AND here are some super cute keepsakes sewn during lockdown to inspire YOU! 

I loved making this, my granddaughters love him, it has been a long time since I made a teddy like this. Thank you for the pattern. Carol Warner.

FREE Memory Bear Pattern during lockdown sewn by Carol Warner‎


Thought I would show you a couple of bears that I am making for grandchildren to help them with lockdown. (Only 1 more to finish now). X Donna Canavan

Free memory bear during lockdown sewn by donnaC


My first attempt at the Calico Signature bear as well as using coral fleece. I have made this bear for our next little one expected in September. I enjoyed using this pattern and once I got the hang of the fleece it was easy! It makes the bear warm and super snuggly. Many thanks for the wonderful patterns, they are simply easy to use and they always turn out wonderful! Jemima Brady❤️ 

FREE Memory Bear pattern sewn by Jemima Brady


This was my first time with the Funky Friends Factory patterns. Really enjoyed making these two bears and can’t wait to shop for more patterns. I would recommend FFF to all they are easy to follow and make, I’ll keep you posted with my next make x😍 Joanne Williams.

FREE Memory Bear Pattern during lockdown sewn by Joanne W


Kirsty Grandfield‎ used the FREE Memory Bear Pattern to sew a “leaving primary school bear” for her 11year old daughter, using her sunny yellow school uniform. She says., “Thank you for the pattern, I can’t believe how easy it was to follow and turned out far better than expected 👍”



In case you missed the info above about the free Memory Bear Pattern during lockdown ~>

*** you can still get the Calico Bear Pattern for free to sew lovely keepsakes of your own! Read the blog post here to find out HOW to get the free memory bear pattern. 

I can’t wait to see YOUR lockdown Bear!

Pauline McArthur - Funky Friends Factory 

Bye for now




  1. Cheryl Pearce

    Such a fantastic pattern. During lock down I have made 25 memory bears and I still have orders coming in. Thank you so much for the free pattern x


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