myfriendmonster

Handmade plush sweater monsters from upcycled fabrics

Victoria, Canada On Etsy since 2009

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myfriendmonster

Handmade plush sweater monsters from upcycled fabrics

Victoria, Canada | 923 Sales

Announcement    VICTORIA BC locals who wish to purchase monsters, please note that you are welcome to purchase online, and I will refund the shipping price for local pickup. I am still available for custom orders too - especially LARGER guys that I don't put online due to shipping costs and Photo Booth limitations ☺️ - just send me a message!

SHIPPING NOTE! The default shipping to the US has no tracking. Please choose a different shipping option if you prefer to have tracking. ALSO Due to Covid-19, we are experiencing delivery delays. The shipping estimates you see are automatically generated, and are not necessarily able to be met by USPS and Canada Post. I package and ship usually in one business day, but once the package is accepted into the postal system, I am not able to influence the speed at which your monster can reach you.

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My Friend Monster makes one of a kind, friendly monster plushies from repurposed, upcycled wool sweaters - eco-friendly! All are made with care, by me, Terri Wild, in my home “Monster Workshop”. I treat each new monster as if it were my own, and carefully name each one to suit its burgeoning personality.
...won’t you find it in your heart to give a monster a loving home?


"Like" the monsters on facebook! Check the My Friend Monster facebook fan page for updates, alerts and photos of all things monster-iffic!
http://www.facebook.com/myfriendmonster

or follow the monsters on twitter
@myfrndmonster

we're on instagram too!
@myfriendmonster

Raar!

Announcement

Last updated on Nov 12, 2020

VICTORIA BC locals who wish to purchase monsters, please note that you are welcome to purchase online, and I will refund the shipping price for local pickup. I am still available for custom orders too - especially LARGER guys that I don't put online due to shipping costs and Photo Booth limitations ☺️ - just send me a message!

SHIPPING NOTE! The default shipping to the US has no tracking. Please choose a different shipping option if you prefer to have tracking. ALSO Due to Covid-19, we are experiencing delivery delays. The shipping estimates you see are automatically generated, and are not necessarily able to be met by USPS and Canada Post. I package and ship usually in one business day, but once the package is accepted into the postal system, I am not able to influence the speed at which your monster can reach you.

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My Friend Monster makes one of a kind, friendly monster plushies from repurposed, upcycled wool sweaters - eco-friendly! All are made with care, by me, Terri Wild, in my home “Monster Workshop”. I treat each new monster as if it were my own, and carefully name each one to suit its burgeoning personality.
...won’t you find it in your heart to give a monster a loving home?


"Like" the monsters on facebook! Check the My Friend Monster facebook fan page for updates, alerts and photos of all things monster-iffic!
http://www.facebook.com/myfriendmonster

or follow the monsters on twitter
@myfrndmonster

we're on instagram too!
@myfriendmonster

Raar!

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About myfriendmonster

Sales 923
On Etsy since 2009

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.

Shop members

  • 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 15 year old daughter who (bless her heart) thinks I can make anything from scratch.

  • Amaryllis

    Chief Product Tester

Production partners

  • A print shop

    Windsor, ON

    I use a print shop to produce printed promotional items that I 100% design, but cannot make myself. I use them as a complement to my regular product line so I can offer different items for my customers to go along with their handmade monsters!

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Last updated on Sep 29, 2016
Frequently asked questions
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.