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Testing time for the NEW Chameleon sewing pattern!

Aug 4, 2021 | Blog, NEW Toy Patterns

I’m LOVING the Tester’s photos I’ve received so far – they’re ALL so cute and colourful (THANK YOU!!!!)  AND… I’m so excited, I can’t wait till she’s released so I’m going to start showing them off already…

BUT first, we need to announce
the winners of the Chameleon
Naming COMPETITION!

 

Coco Chameleon Pattern

Winners announced:

Last week I asked you to suggest a name for my Chameleon – starting with the letter ‘C’ – and anyone who suggested the name that got selected would win the pattern!

So here goes – the winners (emailed entries included):

  1. Kim Illiariti
  2. Natalie Booysen
  3. Sherry Avalos
  4. Kim Winston
  5. Kay Jinks
  6. Trish McBride

 Congrats guys!!!!

I will make sure you get the Chameleon Pattern as soon as it is released! 😀

 

NOW ~>
Just look at
all these lovely
feedback photos…

 

First we have this super cute memory toy sewn by Emma Woodley. I think a chameleon is such an unusual creature I didn’t imagine people would sew lovely keepsakes with this pattern but Emma has been using lots of Funky Friends Factory Pattern for her keepsake business – The Sewing Bumble Bees and she made Coco from her daughter’s baby items….”because she’s animal-mad and when I told her I wanted to test the pattern for you, she wanted it, so that was that!”

Chameleon Pattern sewn by Emma Jane Woodley

 

Next up is this gorgeous rainbow Chameleon sewn by Tammy Gosselin. The patterns in the fabric make it looks like it’s made up of different textures! 

Chameleon Pattern sewn by Tammy Gosselin2

 

Look at this cute camouflage fabric Chameleon sewn by Marie B. I love the leafy-green and tourqoise-blue colour combination!

Chameleon Pattern sewn by MarieB2

Chameleon Pattern sewn by MarieB

 

Look at  this super slinky SILK fabric chameleon sewn by Candy Richmond. She used some bright silk fabrics she’d been given. How fun does Coco Chameleon look hiding in the banana leaves??? 

Chameleon Pattern sewn by Candy Richmond

 

I love this “scrappy” Chameleon sewn by Francine B who said she was excited about being able to “go scrappy and shop her stash”… and I can see some of my favourite Tula Pink fabrics in there!!! .

Chameleon Pattern sewn by Francine B

 

AND I was really excited to have one of the Shannon Fabrics Brand Ambassadors sew up Coco in Cuddle! This super fluffy version of Coco was sewn by Michelle Hall of SewChromaDaily. I LOVE LOVE LOVE the textures of the different types of Cuddle, print, embossed. Michelle has a great tip for using Cuddle for the EYE PATCH and the TONGUE – she used Cuddle fabric backed with Pellon Shape-Flex SF101 Fusible White Interfacing.

Chameleon Pattern sewn by Michelle Hall

 

And WOW!!!! Look at this amazing, vibrant Chameleon – sewn by Gabriele Girndt-Sharp

Chameleon Pattern sewn by Gabriele Girndt-Sharp

 

AND one more beauty…

I’m loving these bold geometric shapes in this version of the Chameleon Pattern sewn by Lisa French!

Chameleon Pattern sewn by Lisa French

 

The Chameleon Pattern will be released after TESTING is done – on the 10 August!

Till next time, Happy sewing!

Pauline McArthur - Funky Friends Factory. .

Bye for now

xxx

Pauline

26 Comments

  1. Kathy Cuthbertson

    Congratulations to the naming winners. I’m not sure if I will have time to test but i am enjoying the sneak peeks from everyone who has tested so far. Coco looks to be another super fun pattern.

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    • Pauline

      Thanks Kathy!!!! 😀

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  2. Trish Nicholls

    Wow well done everyone welcome to the world Coco Chameleon you are beautiful in all your forms 🥰💕

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    • Pauline

      Thanks Trish!!! 😀

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  3. Stephanie

    They’re all so gorgeous, love them! I don’t have time to make one right now (to get the tester done on schedule) so I’ve been anxiously waiting to see them, thanks!

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    • Pauline

      Thanks Stephanie! 😀

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  4. VickieP

    Beeeaautiful!!!! And cute and colorful and amazing!! Great job Ladies 😀

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    • Pauline

      Thanks Vickie! They make a cool collection! 😀

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  5. Kay Jinks

    Amazing Chamaeleon Creations!!!

    Excited & Thank you! ~Pauline

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    • Pauline

      Thanks Kay!!!!! 😀

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  6. Bessie Mae

    All are so cute. I think coco is very cute!

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    • Pauline

      Thanks Bessie!!!

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  7. Rosemary

    The name is perfect! I am so looking forward to adding Coco to my collection of Funky Friends … Thank you for this cutie!!

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    • Pauline

      Thanks Rosemary!!!

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  8. Pauline Beach

    Love all of these chameleons. Well done everyone.

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    • Pauline

      Thanks Pauline!!!! 😀

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  9. Kim

    It’s always exciting to be one of the people who suggest a new toys name.

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    • Pauline

      Thanks Kim!!!!! Great minds think alike right??? 😀

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  10. Deb K

    Those are all great. Looking forward to when I can make my own.

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    • Pauline

      Cool, can’t wait to see how it turns out!!!!

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  11. Kay Jinks

    Thank you so much! I’m excited to watch Coco come alive in my sewing room! ❤️

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  12. Mary Stenger

    Those chameleons are adorable!!!

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    • Pauline

      Thanks Mary – I love all the different colour combinations!!!! 😀

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  13. Sandra Gonzales

    Gostaria de poder fazer estes camaleões.

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  14. Carolyn

    The color combinations are beautiful. Many different looks from a single pattern.

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    • Pauline

      Yes! I am LOVING all the different fabric combos!!!! 😀

      Reply

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