Lots of sewing going on on the forum lately, would be cool to see the updates that don't fit in other threads here. @jaeyukdapbap @SoYaap! @pdlouche
My mum gave me her old sewing machine as she never uses it anymore and I'm using to get into bag making. I've mostly been doing ripoffs of existing bags by reverse engineering them, most notably http://wizard.works Shazam and bagel bag. But I'm slowly getting to the point where I can at least mix different features and start thinking up my own stuff. I have plans (and orders from friends which is very daunting) for frame bags, top tube bags, a roll top backpack, totebags, little pouches, wallets, and a crossbody something. I'm figuring out a lot of design stuff with prototypes and practicing my stitching as I go.
Today was spent trying new presser feet I got and the button hole feature of my sewing machine. I've bought a rolled hem foot and a bias tape feeding foot to neaten up my edges, but so far it doesn't seem to be a huge upgrade over doing it by hand. Hope to get a bit more feel for it as I use them more and can incorporate them into actual bags.
Up until now virtually everything has been done out of cheap fabric left over from a study project. I have ordered a bunch of nicer fabrics (X-pac and cordura) but don't want to waste them on shit prototypes. I'll probably take plunge sometime soon though.