myfriendmonster

Handmade plush sweater monsters from upcycled fabrics

Victoria, Canada | 509 Sales

myfriendmonster

Handmade plush sweater monsters from upcycled fabrics

Victoria, Canada 509 Sales On Etsy since 2009

5 out of 5 stars
(143)

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Note from shop owner Hello monster fans! We are on a short trip to Vancouver for a craft fair, returning December 17th. Talk to you then!

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Dec 10, 2018

Hello monster fans! We are on a short trip to Vancouver for a craft fair, returning December 17th. Talk to you then!

Terri Wild

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every monster deserves a friend...

It all started in 2009. Intrigued with the idea of crafting with wool sweaters rescued from the thrift store, I felted them, then started cutting and sewing! Even I was surprised at what came out of my sewing machine. MONSTERS! I fell in love instantly, and My Friend Monster was born.

Now here we are, some years later, and I am still in love with all things monster.

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  • Terri Wild

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator, Head Monster

    I am a crafty chick, with a degree in fine arts and I love to make things. I have a wonderful husband who encourages my monster obsession, and a 12 year old daughter who (bless her heart) thinks I can make anything from scratch.

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Last updated on Sep 29, 2016
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Care instructions

Surface washing is recommended, but if your monster gets into some major messiness, we recommend hand washing in the sink using a mild soap and cold water. Spin or squeeze the excess water out, and air dry.

What are the monsters made of?

Sugar and spice and everyth...well, actually, the monsters are all made from upcycled and repurposed wool sweaters! I procure the sweaters from local thrift stores in the Victoria and Vancouver area. Each sweater is then "felted" before use, which means I wash it in hot water (often multiple times) to shrink it! This turns the sweater into a nice crafting felt which I then sew into monsters. I also use new polyester fibrefill to stuff the monsters, and plastic safety eyes to bring their faces to life!

The monster I wanted has sold! Can you make another one just like it?

Unfortunately, I cannot replicate a monster from the past. Each one is a One-Of-A-Kind individual.

Because I don't use patterns when I create the monsters (I design as I sew each one), and I use recycled materials, it is pretty much impossible to replicate a monster I have made in the past.

That being said, I would probably be able to make a new monster for you that is *inspired* by one I have already made.