16 Famous People You Didn’t Know Were Into Sewing

When thinking about sewing, most people envision little old ladies working magic with their sewing needles, thread, and fabric while perched on their rocking chairs. But sewing appeals to more than that one demographic — as precious as the people who are part of this group are.

From relieving psychological stress to increasing happiness and from facilitating creative expression to reducing anxiety, sewing brings many positive benefits.

But those benefits aren’t just for the everyday people. Keep reading to see 16 famous people on the big and small screens — and concert stages — you didn’t know were into sewing.

Britney Spears

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While she’s had her ups and downs over the years and decades since rising onto the music scene, Britney Spears remains a pop icon. One thing you may not have known about the “Hit Me Baby One More Time” crooner is that she’s into sewing. The pop princess previously tweeted a pic of her taking a sewing lesson. Who knows? The hobby might have stuck.

Gwen Stefani

Gwen Stefani
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The lead singer of No Doubt, Gwen Stefani picked up sewing from her mom and grandma. After learning the ropes from two essential women in her life, Gwen started making her own outfits.

Eva Longoria

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Eva Longoria, who gained fame playing Gabrielle Solis on the hit television program Desperate Housewives, is another fan of sewing. Her next-level interest in sewing led her to start a clothing line — one she put her heart and soul into.

Hilary Duff

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Hilary Duff, an American actress and singer, is known for her sewing passion. Her interest in sewing runs so deep that she previously collaborated with McCall’s to design a collection of sewing patterns.

Leona Lewis

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Leona Lewis is a British pop star, songwriter, and model who won The X Factor title in 2006. In addition to performing hit songs like Bleeding Love, You Are the Reason, and One More Sleep, Leona has designed and created her own outfits for red carpet events. Yup, she sews, too.

Julia Roberts

Julia Roberts
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Julia Roberts, Ms. “Pretty Woman” herself, is also a fan of sewing. In addition to her leading roles in various films spanning different genres, the star actress from Smyrna, Georgia has taken sewing lessons and put her skills to good use by making clothes for her hubby.

Chris Martin

Chris Martin
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Chris Martin from the band Coldplay has said that he and his band sew their own outfits to craft a unique and authentic group identity. They’re their own stylists, it seems.

David Arquette

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David Arquette is known for his role in the Scream film franchise. He’s also knows his way around a sewing needle, having taken sewing classes to further his goal of becoming a renowned fashion designer.

Katie Holmes

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It’s no secret that Katie Holmes loves to sew. She’s acknowledged it before. In fact, she’s said before she was teaching her daughter, Suri, how to sew and enjoyed sewing with her.

Daphne Maxwell Reid

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Daphne Maxwell Reid is an actress, designer, and comedian. She was taught to sew as a young girl by her mom and went on to sew outfits for her whole family. She played the second Vivian Banks on The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.

Katherine Heigl

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One of the stars of Grey’s Anatomy, which dominated the airwaves a while back, is Katherine Heigl. She’s discussed buying a sewing machine. Her sewing interest was the result of Pinterest.

Dannii Minogue

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Previously a star with Home and Away, Dannii Minogue learned sewing to customize hand-me-downs from her sister. She was able to customize the clothing to fit her tastes.

Katie Price

Katie Price
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Katie Price’s love of sewing came from her mom. After her mom replaced her old sewing machine with a brand-new one, she handed down the old sewing machine to Katie. In addition to making new clothes, Katie customizes clothes.

David Beckham

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Few UK footballers, playing or retired, have the popularity of David Beckham. David has also demonstrated some sewing skills. Victoria, his wife, has shared pics on social media of David stitching dresses for their daughter. 

John Lennon

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While most people remember the late John Lennon as one of the Beatles, he also enjoyed sewing. In fact, he was quoted as saying that his aunt had taught him how to do embroidery.

George Clooney

George Clooney
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According to sources, George Clooney once came to the rescue of a date whose dress suffered a zipper malfunction. He tapped into his tailoring skills and fixed the broken zipper to save the evening.

Who Knew a Needle and Some Thread Could Be Sew Cool!

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The next time you see any of these stars, you now know they can do more than act, sing, and perform. They’re also into the craft of sewing.

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