There was a summer early on in high school that I decided I wanted to learn how to sew. And I did. I threw myself into it for years making, or at the minimum adjusting, my entire wardrobe. I even made formal dresses for a few gals for prom. Through the years I met many women that shared my love of the sewing machine. It wasn’t until recently that I met a dude that had enough passion to rock the machine without fear. And rock it he does – making some of the most AMAZING headbands and clothing items. I bought one of the headbands as soon as I saw them. Read our interview with Johnny Cornbread below and then come check out his goodies – he’s got this one patchwork jacket with a dead bolt on the back that is just absolutely stellar.
Business Name: Johnny Cornbread
Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/JohnnyCornbread
ALBH: How did you get into sewing like you do?
JC: I began my love of fabrics long ago
ALBH: Did you find that sewing was hard to learn?
JC: Kinda, I taught myself so it was a lot of trial and error
ALBH: What materials do you use?
JC: I love organic natural fabrics, ocassionally I use synthetics for embellishments
ALBH: How long have you been at this and what would you say your long term goal is?
JC: 4 years. And to support my family successfully and love doing it.
ALBH: What does the word “Hippie” mean to you?
JC: Free spirited, earth loving, and kind to others
ALBH: What’s your favorite part of your craft?
JC: I enjoy all of it even when its frustrating
ALBH: What is your typical day like?
JC: Sew, sew, sew, though there are days I get completely frazzled and I have to stepcaway from it all
ALBH: What do you do for fun, outside of your art?
JC: Family is everything, making happy wonderful memories
ALBH: Why do you think your art is a good fit for A Little Bit Hippy?
JC: I feel that since I’m a hippy at heart and always have been, what better place for my art. Also alot of my art is dreadlock oriented and so is A Little Bit Hippy.