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!
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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Pick a favourite fabric? Really? That’s like being asked to pick a favourite child lol 😉 So many great ones!! <3
Love finding new canadian online shops!
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!!
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.
Always great to find a new Canadian source for fabrics. Thanks for the intro Sherri
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.
Great selection of fabrics that I’d love to cut into especially the Aqua Polar Bears! Thanks!
I love all the Dr Who fabric and the double gauze selection too. And the reasonably priced SF101 🙂
Love both of these sites and blogs. Got my first order from Funky Monkey and love it
Amazing selection, prices and all her licensed prints!
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!
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!!
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!
Double gauze and Essex linen selection…love!!
What I love best is Melissa’s customer service!
I love all the knits. I want them all! My girls love all the pony fabrics.
I love the Baking Table Talk!
I like the Baking Table Talk
I love the Tula Pink True Colors
I LOVE THE DILLY DALLY FLOWER PANEL.
Always wonderful to learn about the owners of Canadian shops.
Forgot to add that I love Tula Pink fabrics!
It is so hard to choose what I like best. Either the minky or her selection of knits, I really just love it all!
I love Funky Monkey Fabrics – Melissa is fantastic! Right now I’m loving the marvel kuwai print!
I love Funky Monkey Fabrics! Suck quick shipping too! I’m obsessed with all of her minky!
Love their store!! I really like the Buscuit/Ivory Elephant Cuddle. Can see this making a really cute baby blanket!!
I love the black chalkboard fabric or the black science formula fabric.
Wow, thank you for introducing us to Funky Monkey – and I thought I knew all the Canadian online shops by now!
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.
I like the Robert Kaufman black circles knit. Black and white geometrics really resonate with me.
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!
I would love Tula Pinks Elizabeth collection.
I love the licenced My little pony knit! Would love to make my daughter a hoody with it.
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.
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!
Great interview Melissa. Love Funky Monkey Fabrics.
Love the coloured one inch webbing!!!
Love the navy anchors and hearts
My daughter is in love with Paw Patrol right now – she would be thrilled with something made from that!
Amazing selection- love her race cars on black and the selection of fun knits!
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!
I love the mainly and monkeys, such a wide variety of fabric and pricing. I love it and will remember to watch here!!! email@example.com
Only one!? Currently, I’m going with the Monster High flannel.
I like the Christmas scene in grey, also the ornaments in grey. Something different for Christmas.
loving the solid knits.
I love the guitars.
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?
Funky Monkey has a great selection! My favorite is the whole Tula Pink Eden line.
I love their flannels! The airplanes and clouds are so nice!
There was a lot of nice fabric, I really liked the Antique Postcards.
I would love to try her Essex Linen.
I love her selection of novelty prints for kids.
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!!! 🙂
The cars double gauze is super adorable.
I love the zoologie mini bundle!
Like the Paws Patrol! Thanks !
I’ve been wanting to try the double gauze, and I love the blue polka dots.
i love the Tula pink fat quarter bundle!
I love all things Michael Miller & Riley Blake!
I like the Essex Linen and the Dilly Dally Monkey Panel.
Love the BERMUDA FOX fabric!
I love their selection of panels. Panels seem to be hard to find. Thanks!
Love the “Acoustic Guitars” in the random cottons section. Perfect for my husbands music studio.
I like all the Geometric blue and grey, very pretty!
thanks for the chance to win some fun looking fabric
I love Dusk Owls Minky, so cute!!
Bubble Guppies is fun and perfect for a kid quilt!
I like the blue gingerbread flannel.
Pick one fabric you say??!!! Probably the purple bonehead skulls 🙂
I couldn’t pick a favourite, I love them all and would be happy with one of everything lol.
Favourite fabric? Hah! It’s all fantastic! And my fav part? She carries knits! All the solids are to die for!!
Robert Kaufman Amethyst Purple knit is pretty.
I liked alot but loved the half yard grey grave yard fabric…..firstname.lastname@example.org
I like Aqua Fox and the Houndstooth and the Aqua Polar Bear. Adorable!
First, glad to have found an online Canadian Store! My grandson would love it if I made up the OLAF PANEL.
Love the Magenta Hashmark Fringe Flowers!
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.
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.
Bermuda jungle, so many to like
Mini Zoologie is my favorite. Also I put the wrong Instagram name it’s just DORISMCCARTY.
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!
LOVE Funky Monkey Fabrics!!! Love the flannel the most.
The Bonehead Michael Miller fabric is fun!
I am in love with the Bermuda Fox by Kaufmann. So cute!!
Love, Color Me Tippy Toes!
I love all the Christmas fabrics but my favourite is Santa Pretty Bird.
I love the birch organic knits and well the Christmas fabric too!
The Melissa M Nintendo prints. My kids would LOVE those.
I love theTula Pink Eden – Sapphine Atlas – 1/2 yard
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
I can’t get enough Essex yarn-dyed linen. Love the charcoal color.
Yarn-dyed linens and the myriad of Riley Blake’s polkadots you carry in the shop: dreaming with those, already! 🙂
I love the selection of double gauze, especially Raindrops on Raspberry!
I like the Minny and Mickey Newspaper.
I loved the science formulas so much I bought 2 yards
Dr. Who Exploding Tardis fabric would make two young girls very happy. crystalbluern at onlineok dot com
Love those cute little Polar Bears on blue.