Ted is learning to sew for “a very manly reason,” which he refuses to reveal. If I had to guess I’d say he’s making a manly Halloween costume, which he wants to keep secret until the big day.
I’m not sure what I think about men learning to sew. I think every man should know how to sew on a button. Beyond that I’m not sure. Women these days are doing “manly” things and we’re not supposed to say they’re manly things so I guess we should encourage men to do feminine things but I’m sort of old-fashioned in some ways. I like the idea of some things being masculine and some things being feminine.