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Funky Monkey Fabrics – a Canadian Online Fabric Store {+ discount & giveaway!}

2015 October 8

I’m happy to be able to feature another Canadian Online Fabric Store interview today! Meet Melissa, owner of Funky Monkey Fabrics. Today she’s offering you a discount and a bundle giveaway from her shop! Funky Monkey Fabrics is based out of Ontario, Canada and they ship worldwide. (The giveaway is open internationally as well!)

I started my sewing and embroidery business, Custom Creations, in 2009 while on Maternity leave with my first baby. After a few years of driving to the USA for fabric I opened up my fabric shop in 2013. I started with about 10 bolts of fabric and now have over 2000 products available in my store! It’s been a lot of hard work, but I have the most amazing customers and I get to cut beautiful fabric every day… It doesn’t get much better than this!” ~ Melissa, Funky Monkey Fabrics

I’ve been to Melissa’s shop a few times, but it wasn’t until recently that I realized just how much stock she has. And so varied! Take a look at all the notions she carries… everything you need to make your project – all in one place. Plus, I know a lot of you have kids that love licensed fabrics – she’s got cotton Minions and Disney knits! So good!

Just to show how varied her stock is – here are a few of my favorites. I had a hard time choosing only 6! I guess you’ll have to go and peruse the rest on her website… or, if you’d prefer and live near Varna, Ontario – book a visit to her shop. Melissa has a “by appointment” retail location open pretty much daily during school hours. If you can’t make it there, she is willing to match fabrics and send you a photo so you get exactly what you are expecting!

Thread Riding Hood: Why did you decide to start Funky Monkey Fabrics?

Melissa: I started Funky Monkey Fabrics because I couldn’t find the fabric I was looking for in Canada. There were lots of places to buy in the USA but there was a void here. I wanted to bring the fun, popular, & modern fabrics here at competitive prices so other Canadians didn’t have to worry about duty, exchange, long shipping times etc.

Thread Riding Hood: What is your favorite type of sewing project? Quilting, Apparel… ?

Melissa: I recently started experimenting with knits, so right now I’m having a lot of fun sewing clothes for my kids!

Thread Riding Hood: What is something coming up in the near future that you are especially excited about?

Melissa: My husband is building me floor to ceiling shelving because I have maxed out the space I have. So that means I will have more room for MORE FABRIC! I am continuously bringing in new stock. Recently I have added Double Gauze, Essex Linen, a variety of stabilizers, and a wide range of knits to my store.

Thread Riding Hood: Thanks Melissa! 

How would you like the chance to get $50 worth of fabric from Funky Monkey Fabrics?! Melissa is amazing and has offered one lucky reader the chance win just that!

This giveaway is open to everyone, from today (October 8) until midnight October 14, 2015. Use the Rafflecopter widget below to enter – and if you don’t have Facebook to sign in with, just use your name and email address. There’s a “click to enter”, no social media login entry too!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Check out the amazing amount of inventory at Funky Monkey Fabrics and get a discount when you buy your favorites! You know you need some project supplies right?!

Use the discount code “TRH10″ to save 10% on your order at Funky Monkey Fabrics until October 19, 2015! 

Here are a few more pretty things to get you started!

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Disclosure and Privacy Policy: I asked Funky Monkey Fabrics to be a part of this series.  I will never recommend or highlight a shop that I do not love, and my opinions will and have always been my own. Thanks for reading! 

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  1. WendyMD permalink
    October 8, 2015

    Pick a favourite fabric? Really? That’s like being asked to pick a favourite child lol ;) So many great ones!! <3

  2. Chelsea permalink
    October 8, 2015

    Love finding new canadian online shops!

  3. October 8, 2015

    I love Funky Monkey Fabrics and the weekly
    Sales. My favourite is the Color me fabric – I was so glad Melissa could bring it all in!!

  4. Laura E. permalink
    October 8, 2015

    I love the selection that Funky Monkey has to offer and I have had the pleasure of purchasing from this store before and Melissa is an absolute dream to deal with.

  5. Ann permalink
    October 8, 2015

    Always great to find a new Canadian source for fabrics. Thanks for the intro Sherri

  6. October 8, 2015

    Lots of wonderful fabrics to add to my wish list! My favourite find is the Blue Star Wars Schematics. Thanks for introducing me to a fabulous Canadian fabric shop, Sherri! Thanks to you and Melissa for the lovely giveaway.

  7. Michele permalink
    October 8, 2015

    Great selection of fabrics that I’d love to cut into especially the Aqua Polar Bears! Thanks!

  8. Deana W. permalink
    October 8, 2015

    I love all the Dr Who fabric and the double gauze selection too. And the reasonably priced SF101 :)

  9. Michelle permalink
    October 9, 2015

    Love both of these sites and blogs. Got my first order from Funky Monkey and love it

  10. Sarah Conrad permalink
    October 9, 2015

    Amazing selection, prices and all her licensed prints!

  11. Cherise permalink
    October 9, 2015

    There is so much selection at this shop that I love! I really like the licensed Disney knit fabrics but also have my eye on that Glitz by Michael Miller. Thanks for such great selection here in Canada!

  12. Alyssa permalink
    October 9, 2015

    I loove all her minky!!! Definitely can’t pick just one. But I do love all the Chevrons. So happy to have found her! She has been my go to for a few months now!!

  13. Adrienne permalink
    October 9, 2015

    I just put in an order today, but I have been to the shop and it’s like heaven in there. I have some of the teal rayon knit and it’s so soft with fabulous drape for grown up apparel. Definitely my fav thing in her shop!

  14. Vanessa G P permalink
    October 9, 2015

    Double gauze and Essex linen selection…love!!

  15. Angela permalink
    October 9, 2015

    What I love best is Melissa’s customer service!

  16. October 9, 2015

    I love all the knits. I want them all! My girls love all the pony fabrics.

  17. NancyB from Many LA permalink
    October 9, 2015

    I love the Baking Table Talk!

  18. NancyB from Many LA permalink
    October 9, 2015

    I like the Baking Table Talk

  19. October 9, 2015

    I love the Tula Pink True Colors

  20. Isabel A. permalink
    October 9, 2015


  21. Heather permalink
    October 9, 2015

    Always wonderful to learn about the owners of Canadian shops.

    • Heather permalink
      October 9, 2015

      Forgot to add that I love Tula Pink fabrics!

  22. jill Straus permalink
    October 9, 2015

    It is so hard to choose what I like best. Either the minky or her selection of knits, I really just love it all!

  23. Laura permalink
    October 9, 2015

    I love Funky Monkey Fabrics – Melissa is fantastic! Right now I’m loving the marvel kuwai print!

  24. Sarah permalink
    October 9, 2015

    I love Funky Monkey Fabrics! Suck quick shipping too! I’m obsessed with all of her minky!

  25. Nancy permalink
    October 9, 2015

    Love their store!! I really like the Buscuit/Ivory Elephant Cuddle. Can see this making a really cute baby blanket!!

  26. Nicole permalink
    October 9, 2015

    I love the black chalkboard fabric or the black science formula fabric.

  27. Peggy permalink
    October 9, 2015

    Wow, thank you for introducing us to Funky Monkey – and I thought I knew all the Canadian online shops by now!

  28. Rhona permalink
    October 9, 2015

    Just signed up for the newsletter, this is what we need in canada, more fabric stores and this one is amazing, putting an order in now, love the fact that they sell licensed fabric also, there are so many fabrics, to pick a favorite is not easy I will go with the nature racoon forest fellows for childrens fabrics.

  29. October 9, 2015

    I like the Robert Kaufman black circles knit. Black and white geometrics really resonate with me.

  30. Jenni Hunt permalink
    October 9, 2015

    I like the Christmas scene on gray – would be great for Christmas stocking-stuffer gifts. Also like the Santa pretty birds. Thanks for the generous giveaway!

  31. Janie permalink
    October 9, 2015

    I would love Tula Pinks Elizabeth collection.

  32. Erin A permalink
    October 9, 2015

    I love the licenced My little pony knit! Would love to make my daughter a hoody with it.

  33. Laura permalink
    October 9, 2015

    Thanks for introducing me to this Canadian online retailer. She has lots of interest, but in particular, i’m loving her science fabrics, especially grey science formulas.

  34. Karen Stevens permalink
    October 9, 2015

    I was looking for licensed fabric to make my grand babies some quilts. Not so easy in Kingston Ontario. Then I discovered Funky Monkey Fabrics. Wonderful selection of fabrics and the price point amazed me. I will continue to shop Funky Monkey Fabrics for all my fabric needs!

  35. Robena permalink
    October 9, 2015

    Great interview Melissa. Love Funky Monkey Fabrics.

  36. Allison CB permalink
    October 9, 2015

    Love the coloured one inch webbing!!!

  37. Kathryn permalink
    October 9, 2015

    Love the navy anchors and hearts

  38. October 9, 2015

    My daughter is in love with Paw Patrol right now – she would be thrilled with something made from that!

  39. Sarah J. permalink
    October 9, 2015

    Amazing selection- love her race cars on black and the selection of fun knits!

  40. Diane H permalink
    October 9, 2015

    Fun selection of ‘Discontinued Cottons’ at great prices. I’m loving the Robert Kaufman small orange dots. Thanks for the great introduction to Funky Monkey!

  41. Sonja Mclane permalink
    October 9, 2015

    I love the mainly and monkeys, such a wide variety of fabric and pricing. I love it and will remember to watch here!!!

  42. Jonquil permalink
    October 9, 2015

    Only one!? Currently, I’m going with the Monster High flannel.

  43. amy permalink
    October 9, 2015

    I like the Christmas scene in grey, also the ornaments in grey. Something different for Christmas.

  44. October 9, 2015

    loving the solid knits.

  45. Emily C permalink
    October 9, 2015

    I love the guitars.

  46. Carole-Jayne permalink
    October 9, 2015

    I’m with Wendy —– PLEASE DON’T MAKE ME CHOOSE!!!!! but seriously…… first off I am making a lot of things using minky and now that I have finally figured out to sew the stuff, I really appreciate their selection. No choice – just buy all – right?

  47. Pam S permalink
    October 9, 2015

    Funky Monkey has a great selection! My favorite is the whole Tula Pink Eden line.

  48. Lee permalink
    October 9, 2015

    I love their flannels! The airplanes and clouds are so nice!

  49. Dawn Jones permalink
    October 9, 2015

    There was a lot of nice fabric, I really liked the Antique Postcards.

  50. Vicki H permalink
    October 9, 2015

    I would love to try her Essex Linen.

  51. Sandy K permalink
    October 9, 2015

    I love her selection of novelty prints for kids.

  52. Lori Morton permalink
    October 9, 2015

    I loooove the “Blanket Kit – Navy/Pirates Ahoy” Minky Kit!!! Perfect for new Granbaby!!

    Thanks for chance to win your Give-a-way! So many things to love at Funky Monkey!!! :)

  53. Cat permalink
    October 9, 2015

    The cars double gauze is super adorable.

  54. stanleybeagle permalink
    October 9, 2015

    I love the zoologie mini bundle!

  55. Linda permalink
    October 9, 2015

    Neat shop!
    Like the Paws Patrol! Thanks !

  56. October 9, 2015

    I’ve been wanting to try the double gauze, and I love the blue polka dots.

  57. Emilee permalink
    October 9, 2015

    i love the Tula pink fat quarter bundle!

  58. October 9, 2015

    I love all things Michael Miller & Riley Blake!

  59. Chris permalink
    October 10, 2015

    I like the Essex Linen and the Dilly Dally Monkey Panel.

  60. Lisa Marie permalink
    October 10, 2015

    Love the BERMUDA FOX fabric!

  61. Delaine permalink
    October 10, 2015

    I love their selection of panels. Panels seem to be hard to find. Thanks!

  62. Diane H permalink
    October 10, 2015

    Love the “Acoustic Guitars” in the random cottons section. Perfect for my husbands music studio.

  63. carol n permalink
    October 10, 2015

    I like all the Geometric blue and grey, very pretty!

  64. Rebecca H permalink
    October 10, 2015

    thanks for the chance to win some fun looking fabric

  65. Quilty permalink
    October 10, 2015

    I love Dusk Owls Minky, so cute!!

  66. permalink
    October 10, 2015

    Bubble Guppies is fun and perfect for a kid quilt!

  67. BJ Marley permalink
    October 10, 2015

    I like the blue gingerbread flannel.

  68. Morgan Mitchell permalink
    October 10, 2015

    Pick one fabric you say??!!! Probably the purple bonehead skulls :)

  69. Jackie permalink
    October 10, 2015

    I couldn’t pick a favourite, I love them all and would be happy with one of everything lol.

  70. kiltquest permalink
    October 10, 2015

    Favourite fabric? Hah! It’s all fantastic! And my fav part? She carries knits! All the solids are to die for!!

  71. Amy permalink
    October 10, 2015

    Robert Kaufman Amethyst Purple knit is pretty.

  72. October 10, 2015

    I liked alot but loved the half yard grey grave yard fabric…

  73. Jayme L. permalink
    October 10, 2015

    I like Aqua Fox and the Houndstooth and the Aqua Polar Bear. Adorable!

  74. Bailey Dexter permalink
    October 11, 2015

    First, glad to have found an online Canadian Store! My grandson would love it if I made up the OLAF PANEL.

  75. October 11, 2015

    Love the Magenta Hashmark Fringe Flowers!

  76. October 12, 2015

    And a new shop to add to my list of favourites. You are terrible for my bank account! But thanks for alerting me to this great shop, we all know the Canadian online shopping struggle.

  77. Sheila Hlushak permalink
    October 12, 2015

    I am in love with the Essex Linen, I make bags and am really wanting to pair some fabulous Tula with some of the yummy Essex.

  78. October 12, 2015

    Bermuda jungle, so many to like

  79. Doris McCarty permalink
    October 12, 2015

    Mini Zoologie is my favorite. Also I put the wrong Instagram name it’s just DORISMCCARTY.

  80. Lisa permalink
    October 12, 2015

    I have ordered tons of fabric from funky monkey fabrics for my etsy shop Lula’s Luvables. Melissa is always very helpful and her fabric is great!

  81. October 12, 2015

    LOVE Funky Monkey Fabrics!!! Love the flannel the most.

  82. Laura permalink
    October 12, 2015

    The Bonehead Michael Miller fabric is fun!

  83. Piroska permalink
    October 12, 2015

    I am in love with the Bermuda Fox by Kaufmann. So cute!!

  84. October 13, 2015

    Love, Color Me Tippy Toes!

  85. Linda Webster permalink
    October 13, 2015

    I love all the Christmas fabrics but my favourite is Santa Pretty Bird.

  86. October 13, 2015

    I love the birch organic knits and well the Christmas fabric too!

  87. October 14, 2015

    The Melissa M Nintendo prints. My kids would LOVE those.

  88. October 14, 2015

    I love theTula Pink Eden – Sapphine Atlas – 1/2 yard

  89. Rebecca Armitage permalink
    October 14, 2015

    I love love love Melissa and Funky Monkey. I visit her almost weekly to pick fabric up for my business. It’s so awesome having access to such a great Canadian business locally

  90. Margaret permalink
    October 14, 2015

    I can’t get enough Essex yarn-dyed linen. Love the charcoal color.

  91. October 14, 2015

    Yarn-dyed linens and the myriad of Riley Blake’s polkadots you carry in the shop: dreaming with those, already! :)

  92. October 14, 2015

    I love the selection of double gauze, especially Raindrops on Raspberry!

  93. Stephanie Olmsted permalink
    October 14, 2015

    I like the Minny and Mickey Newspaper.

  94. Francine permalink
    October 14, 2015

    I loved the science formulas so much I bought 2 yards

  95. Debra Kay Neiman permalink
    October 14, 2015

    Dr. Who Exploding Tardis fabric would make two young girls very happy. crystalbluern at onlineok dot com

  96. Rina permalink
    October 14, 2015

    Love those cute little Polar Bears on blue.

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