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Last updated on Jan 11, 2018

Monster patterns for embroidery and plush toys.

Looking for more monsters? Check out my website at for original art, prints, and much more.

Karen Goetsch

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Karen Goetsch


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It all started in NYC

I started making monsters when I lived with a friend in Brooklyn, NY. He wanted something to do while working graveyard shift so I helped him learn how to sew by hand and start making sock creatures. But I couldn't let him have all the fun.

My first monster was inspired by my sister, who after hearing the story asked me if there is such a thing as a bunny monster.

After the first one was completed I couldn't seem to stop making them. I made them as presents for friends or just because I had an idea. While people encouraged me to sell them, I was a little shy of the idea at first. I didn't really know where to start.

The Brooklyn Indie Market ended up being the perfect place to start. The two women who ran the market were incredibly supportive and ended up becoming good friends of mine as we sold a number of places together throughout the 5 boroughs. From that first experience I learned about all kinds of markets, street fairs, the New York Etsy Street Team, and what I needed to work on to make my new monster adventure succeed.

After a few years of selling monsters almost every weekend at one place or another, mostly in NYC, I realized I needed to take a different tactic or I would become burnt out. Moving to Portland, OR (by way of San Francisco briefly) seemed like the right idea.

I put the monsters on hold for a few years. Now, I'm back to making monsters and monster art. You can find original pieces and more fun things at my website:

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  • Karen Goetsch

    Owner, Monster-Maker

    I love to make things and especially love to try new crafts. Building a business that pushes me to try new things and make more art is both a challenge and joy. Monsters are never boring.

Shop policies

Last updated on January 11, 2018

Karen's Monsters is dedicated to creating toys that expand the imagination and inspire the child in all of us. These toys demand playtime and remind us adults of the freedom of dreaming.

The monsters are kid-safe, and many are baby-safe, I have more information regarding kid safety in my profile.

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I gladly accept cancellations
Request a cancellation within: 2 days of purchase
I don't accept returns or exchanges
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
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No returns or exchanges except in extenuating circumstances, like error on my part.
Both Paypal and credit cards are accepted. As soon as you've completed payment, you will receive an email with your product to be downloaded.
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Please check my main website for more patterns, original creations, prints, and lots of free content on my blog.