What is SuSueStudio?
At SuSuestudio we provide modern, handmade goods for babies and toddlers from birth through five years. My husband and I (mostly me) make everything from our home in North Carolina.
There are basically 3 things that are most important to us when making clothes and accessories for your littles. We work really hard to provide a look that is both modern and classic at the same time, a soft and comfortable garment that your child will wear for many months and will be easy to care for. We choose shapes and silhouettes that aren’t too tight or too fitted so there is plenty of growing room. We look for pleasing colors and fun prints that aren’t too sweet or too grown up. Its so important that our fabrics are soft to the touch. Most of our garment fabrics are made from organic cotton. Hopefully they will all be organic at some point; we’re working on that! Finally, everything is machine wash, most items are machine dry as well. We strive to stitch up quality goods that will stand the test of time, wash after wash.
Oh, and did I mention that we try to be easy on your wallet, too?
If you have any questions at all about our process, fabrics or fit please contact us! We would love help.
The Story of SuSue
I’ve always been a maker. I come from makers. My grandmother knitted, crocheted and sewed and she taught me how to sew. My mom was a DIY decorator, there was always a project going on in our house. My dad was a woodworker/builder and his projects usually had something to do with mom’s projects. His dad was a carpenter and his mother a quilter. I grew up with all of this around me. I also drew and painted. When it was time for college, art school was the natural choice. There, I painted mostly and dabbled in a few other things too.
Then real life started after art school and the painting eventually stopped. But sewing never stopped, I have always sewn. Whether it was clothes for me, stuff for the house or clothes for the kids, I never really stopped sewing.
Well, at least until I started doing retail management. I loved the merchandising and the management part was ok at first. But then I wasn’t making at home or merchandising at work anymore, only managing. I wasn’t happy and I knew I needed to be a maker again. So, I quit my job and started SuSueStudio. There have been ups and downs and it hasn’t been easy. I have almost quit more than a few times! But at the end of the day, I love what I do and I hope you do, too!