Lately, I've been learning how to sew, and it's somehow both easier and harder than I thought it would be. I am not, as it turns out, Maria von Trapp, and although I haven't come too far in my studies, I've already wasted a lot of thread making dumb-ass mistakes. However, I assure you it's already been worth the agony and humiliation, and that learning even some basic skills is already making me smarter about fashion.
There are probably a million reasons to learn to sew, but the five below are not only the best, but the first ways your fashion I.Q. will be enhanced by taking a ride on a sewing machine. [read on]