meet the owner & designer

I'm Maggie, owner and designer of Gussy Sews, and author of the blog Maggie Whitley Designs. I'm so glad you're here!

A handful of years ago my mom started calling me "Gussy" after Gussy the goose in Charlotte's Web (ya know, that one goose that talks a lot?) and it sort of just... stuck. Shortly after that, in 2008, I was learning how to sew and I knew I needed a name for my products. "Gussy Sews" seemed like a perfect fit.

Inside my shop, nearly all of my products feature our signature ruffle. They are colorful, practical handmade products, not to mention they make staying organized super easy.

I also write a blog, and I'm blessed by my tightly knit online community. There you'll find a variety of mama encouragement, inspiration, homemaking tips, alongside my story as a handmade business owner, wife, and mama of FOUR little ones.

My life is busy, yet full to the brim with love and happiness. We live in a darling brick home near Detroit, and we believe inspiration is all around you. Click here to read more...

Maggie Whitley