Upcycled: Cuddly toy monster

My ‘lil one absolutely loves giving life to old items and this was a fun project we did together. Using material from her old pjs, a couple of buttons and sponge from an old memory foam pillow (I’d suggest to use some cotton padding if possible!), we drew a shape free-hand and created her current bedtime buddy…

THH Difficulty Level: images-e1542928244330.pngimages-e1542928244330.png

What you’ll need:

– old fabric preferably cotton for the body, patches or hair

– a Sharpie and a pair of scissors

– a couple of buttons – they can be in different sizes or colours

– sewing machine or needle and thread

– cotton padding from an old cushion or pillow. I didn’t have I could use so tried substituting for memory foam. This was messy and the although it came all right at the end, the shape is uneven when torn.


  1. Get all your items ready.
  2. Fold the main fabric in two and outline your monster. It could be as uneven or quirky as you’d like.
  3. Cut the around the stitches to create a pad. Repeat as desired.
  4. Before you start using them, give them a quick wash and dry.
  5. How to use – I’ve immersed some in hemp seed oil, witch hazel and rice water to create my make-up wipes, I keep another batch in the fridge as toner wipes and another jar full of them in the bathroom. Once they are used, rinse them and collect them in a little bag to wash and re-use.


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