Positive ease: Sounds like a meditation app, but it's more like a top contender for Best Knitting Term Ever. If you knit, you'll need a solid grasp of positive ease if you want to nail the right fit for your garments. Once you knit up a piece, there's usually no going back (unless you rip it out, of course) so it definitely pays to know all about how fit works before you even get started.
We know that only the most eagle-eyed sewing pro can spot the difference between a hand-worked buttonhole and a machine-sewn one. Doesn't matter! Sewing buttonholes by hand is a next-level skill that's definitely worth the effort.
Picture this: You walk into a party in a fierce outfit and someone whispers, "Hey, who are you wearing?" It's the red carpet dream. Your dress slays, and you know it. Now imagine your answer is, "Oh, this? I made it myself." Drop the mic.
Fact: your most comfy undies could very well be the ones you sew yourself. It's all about how you decide to finish your edges. (After all, nobody wants a pair that digs in!)
Even if you're verrry confident in your sewing skills, you probably don't think of the clothes you make as couture. But master sewer Susan Khalje believes that anyone can master a few basic couture techniques. Get the six here under your belt and your clothes will fit better, look more polished, last longer and make you proud of your craftsmanship.
Grab your favorite pair of jeans. Are they skinny jeans, high-waisted, baggy, boot-legged or flared? Whatever style you're rocking, here's a bet that it has one obvious feature, besides denim: topstitching.