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How I did it: I started by buying a sewing machine based on things my sewing-master grandmother told me: you want it to be able to sew buttonholes, to have zigzag and straight stitches, to be able to sew backwards and forwards, and to have a pressure-sensitive foot to control the speed of sewing. I found one by Singer, on sale at a ridiculously awesome price at Joann Fabrics, and then perused the instruction manual before starting on anything.