Katie Holmes is one of the most fashionable celebs in Hollywood, but few realize she is among the craftiest too.
The actress, 32, "sews aprons for the girls, pillows, tablecloths, Barbie clothes," she recently told New York Magazine while in Manhattan promoting the sophomore season of Holmes & Yang, the fashion line she started with her stylist Jeanne Yang.
"My mom grew up making curtains and pillows and everything and it made our home very warm, so I like to do things like that with my daughter," she told Women's Wear Daily. "My husband [Tom Cruise] got me a sewing machine for my birthday."
She spends most of her time on the road working, but she has managed to pack some of the comforts of home for her daughter Suri, 4. "Bring lots of crayons, glue, good paper and you can turn any room into a very warm, familial place," she said.
And Suri, a fashion icon in her own right, makes sure to help her mom out too: "She'll really tell me what she thinks," Holmes has said. "'You've got to wear these shoes.' Or 'That's so pretty, Mom. Wear that.' She's got a great eye."