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Recht’s incredibly high-tech process stands in marked contrast to the number of vintage sewing machines the studio has accumulated throughout the years. The machines are a bit of an obsession for Recht; he has the image of one tattooed on his hip. “We have about seven or eight machines, each with a different purpose. Two for straight sewing, a 120-year-old button sewer, one to stitch leather, one we hacked and turned into a felting machine. This one is a lockstitch machine.”