Celebrities who sew: 5 unlikely stars who have taken up the craft
As sewing continues to become more popular around the world, we bring you the 5 unlikely celebrities who you may never have guessed were sewers!
1 - Chris Martin
Chris Martin is the lead singer of Coldplay and has a net worth of over 100 million dollars. But that doesn’t mean he’s always content with buying his own clothes!
Chris has said that sewing his own clothes with Coldplay’s other band members gives them creative freedom, and ‘it gives us some control over our visual identity’. If you look at videos or images from any of Coldplay’s world tours - especially after their Viva La Vida and Mylo Xyloto albums - you’ll find the band wearing flamboyant, custom-made outfits.
To try it yourself, check out our recent blog post on sewing your own clothes.
2 - Emma Watson
Harry Potter star Emma Watson is not only interested in sewing and fashion, but champions clothing made ethically which has minimal impact on the environment.
In the lead up to new movie Regression, she dedicated her entire wardrobe to the Green Carpet Challenge, which draws attention to the ethical problems behind our clothes.
Watson was also pictured behind a sewing machine while visiting Swallows, a Fair Trade partner sewing factory in Bangladesh.
Like the sound of what Watson is up to? To learn more about sewing and sustainability, we have a blog post on how to use your craft for good.
3 - Julia Roberts
For Hollywood stars, down-time isn’t all about jet skis, 5-star holidays and fancy parties. It turns out Julia Roberts likes to use her free time to sew, just like us!
The award-wining actress said: “There’s one little room in my house which is filled with all my clutter and bits and pieces. My sewing machine is up there, and all my knitting stuff. It's a place where I can go to relax and unwind.”
4 - John Lennon
John Lennon is one of the most creative souls ever to walk the earth, and his talents didn’t stop at music. It turns out Lennon was pretty handy with a needle and thread, and once said in an interview:
“I used to do embroidery - my auntie taught me how to do little flowers.”
There we have it - gone are the days when sewing floral patterns was considered an activity for women alone! In fact, we did some research and found that more men than ever might be taking up the craft. Read our article on the rise of the ‘Sew Bro’ here!
5 - Dannii Minogue
We love this story! It turns out that Dannii Minogue often got sister Kylie’s hand-me-downs as a youngster, and wanted to personalise them herself. She learnt sewing as a result, which allowed her to upcycle her older sister’s clothes and give them a second life.
Has this put you in the mood to get sewing yourself?
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