Claudia Winkleman customises clothes for kids

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 15 April 2013
Claudia Winkleman

Claudia Winkleman

Claudia Winkleman customises clothes for her children after working on 'The Great British Sewing Bee' made he realise she didn't have to buy them expensive new garments

Claudia Winkleman customises clothes for her children.

The 'Great British Sewing Bee' presenter was inspired by working on the BBC2 show and has learned to adapt old garments to make them look new again.

She explained: "I got a total buzz out of watching people turn a piece of two-dimensional fabric into something you wear. Because I'm really horrible, my daughter's had the same coat for three years, so I got some fake fur and wrapped it around the hood and sleeves. Now she thinks she's got a new coat!"

And after working on the programme, Claudia - who has children Jake, nine, Matilda, seven, and Arthur, 21 months with husband Kris Thykier - has vowed not to blow money on expensive clothes for her kids, but to help them make their own instead.

She added in an interview with Stylist magazine: "I don't want to be a mug anymore. I don't want to buy a round-necked blouse for my daughter that costs a fortune because it's Liberty Print. I want to buy a fabric with her and then make it together. And it would cost a hundredth of the price. You don't have to go to Bond Street and spend a fortune, you can just alter things to make them prettier."

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