I am considering buying a second hand sewing machine (or new one if I can get one cheap enough) but I wanted to ask some questions. How difficult is it to teach yourself? I am posting a picture of the type of garment i would want to make for Callisto (its backwards because the reflectors on the front made it difficult to photograph) It seems fairly simple but I'm wondering (this may be a stupid question) but how do you stop the seams from showing? I would think you would sew it, leave one end open then turn it inside out but how do you close up that end without seeing it? I would also like to make bandanas (which seem much simpler) and learn to hem my own jeans (I'm short and paying the seamstress is breaking me!) How difficult is it to teach yourself that? I've looked for sewing classes in my area but havent found any and no one I know can teach me. So I was hoping to get your input before I put down too much money. Also, if I do buy a machine are there any features that I should look for, or problems I should look out for?