sighfoo

sighfoo: recycled wool stuffies by jennifer syfu

Mesa, Arizona 1224 Sales On Etsy since 2007

5 out of 5 stars (496)

sighfoo

sighfoo: recycled wool stuffies by jennifer syfu

Mesa, Arizona | 1224 Sales

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Jennifer Syfu

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Jennifer Syfu

Announcement    I make stuffed little dudes from recycled wool sweaters. Each is hand sewn with moxie and chutzpah.

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Last updated on Apr 23, 2019

I make stuffed little dudes from recycled wool sweaters. Each is hand sewn with moxie and chutzpah.

Follow me on Instagram for special sales and giveaways: @sighfoo
Tag @sighfoo to be featured.

Become a facebook fan to view past work.
http://www.facebook.com/sighfoo

Pinterest:
http://pinterest.com/sighfoo/

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About sighfoo

Sales 1,224
On Etsy since 2007

Foos are your friends.

The first time I made a plushie was when I volunteered to test a beginner pattern for a friend. It was a cute bird ornament. The pattern required felt, but I was too lazy to go to the craft store, so I used an old sweater. I lived in the middle of nowhere surrounded by dairy farms and cotton fields, without a craft store in sight. I loved making that little bird, and I ended up making a dozen for an ornament swap. After my first try at hand sewing I began creating my own patterns and continued to use recycled sweaters as my fabric. My first attempts I gave to family and friends. Sometimes I would ask people what is their favorite animal and make one for them. One sad & humiliating day I broke my foot sparring in kung fu class. (Protip: don’t kick like a black belt when you aren’t one.). I ended up stuck in bed while my foot healed, and passed the time making plushies. I ended up with a small army of animals and monsters. Fearing this new plushie invasion, I put them on Etsy – where people naively let them into their homes. I have been selling them on Etsy, in boutique shops and at craft shows for 3 years now.

Recycling is important. I try to recycle and reduce waste as much as possible – from composting my kitchen waste to reusing (clean!) packing material for shipping my orders. I like to think my efforts combined with the efforts of others will make a positive impact on our world. That is one of the biggest reasons I use recycled sweaters, but it is not the only one. Old sweaters are just an awesome material to work with. I love finding new color patterns and textures -- shopping for sweaters is a fun treasure hunt.

My designs are always evolving because I’m constantly finding new material to inspire me. Because of the broad range of patterns I find, each Foo is special and unique. (At least that is what I tell them when shipping them out to cause havoc in someone’s home). I get tremendous satisfaction from turning a castoff sweater into a super cute toy that someone will love.

Shop members

  • Jen Syfu Chornenky

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Foo Wrangler

    I have my BFA in Design, July 2016 was be my 10th year kidney transplant anniversary, I love organic gardening, I'm a work from home mom and I love cheese.

  • Vinci

    Head Of Security

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Find sighfoo at the following upcoming market!

  • Embrace Market
    Pinnacle High School
    3535 E Mayo Blvd
    PHOENIX, AZ

    Nov 3

    Embrace Market is a local handmade, vintage, and food market bringing the best curated and local goods to the the north Valley. ** No Entrance Fee for market shoppers. The first 100 shoppers receive an exclusive VIP market bag filled with samples, products, special offers, coupons, and more. Please feel free to contact us with any questions! info@embracemarket.com

Shop policies

Last updated on June 20, 2012
I rescue wool sweaters in the hot arid desert and wash them to turn them into soft felt goodness. Every item is lovingly hand stitched while watching canceled tv shows. Why are all the shows I like getting canceled?

Welcome to my shop, gentle shopper!

Accepted payment methods

Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
Returns and exchange details
I want to make sure you are a happy camper. Please convo me with any questions or concerns.
Payment
I accept Paypal only. Arizona residents pay 6.30% sales tax.
Shipping
I ship first class mail. Your order will be shipped within 1-3 days. Ok? High five!
Additional policies and FAQs
I love working on custom designs! Convo me and tell me your ideas.

I create my little dudes in a non-smoking/pet friendly environment.