Give Your Favorite Button-Down A Sleeveless Makeover

Whether you have a bumper crop of button-downs or you’ve found your favorite one, but it doesn’t come in a sleeveless version: this DIY is calling your name. Consider it instant air-conditioning for a basic blouse. Sleeveless Button-Down Shirt Level: Easy What You Need Button-down shirt Scissors Seam ripper Iron Ruler Thread Fabric marker Instructions…

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What Knitting Taught Me About Writing

Whether you’re spinning a yarn literally or figuratively, there’s no denying the fact that writing and knitting share a common bond. As someone who pursues both arts, here’s what I’ve learned over the years from knitting that has helped me become a better writer. Lay the Groundwork It only took one unintentionally enormous Icelandic sweater…

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6 Basics For Your Origami Toolkit

Part of the beauty of origami is its simplicity. Just crisp, flat paper and your own two hands, right? Almost. Origami is simple, and it’s great to keep it that way. But rounding up a few specialized items can set you up for success, especially when you’re just starting out. (Best of all, you probably…

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What Your First Knitting Project Says About You

Did you know that your first project might just reveal clues about your knitting personality? And what if you haven’t picked your first project yet? (Hi, new knitters! Welcome!) We’ve got some insights (and project suggestions!) for you, too. If You Chose Scarf …you’re a zen knitter Scarves are a pretty traditional first project, but…

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