Most recent Time Warp bag in progress.
Trivia: my Pfaff is due a trip to the dealer for some Sewing Machine Spa Time. It is in dire need of some tuning-up, I tell you. The last time I brought it in was just before Jenna was born almost 9 years ago and it was wonderful up till earlier this year. I've done something to the bobbin mechanism under the throat plate - I suspect I may have sewn through (yes, through) a bit of the plastic housing the bobbin case and now it catches whenever I do a wide zig-zag, and makes the stitches skip. I filed it down myself which improved things greatly but its performance is still not quite straight-from-the- factory standard. And the top-stitching tension is a bit off, especially for thicker layers and materials like this vinyl. Or it could be the new bobbin case I bought that's funny- I haven't taken the time to experiment and narrow down the variables.
How shall I survive without my Pfaff, though? I can use the spare IKEA machine for emergencies, I suppose, which is perfectly durable, but I can't do serious sewing on that after being spoilt by my Pfaff. Maybe it's finally time to buy that industrial machine I've been coveting since I was a teenager.
Anyway, machine talk is boring. Who cares about machines, right? Let's talk about bags instead!
I love coming to the end of a project.
Specifically, this zippered bag tutorial series.
Look at all those check-marks that scream "Done!"
There are (at last count) 24 different bags and pouches guest starring, and I am down to the last 4.
Only FOUR! True, the last four are the most fiddly, but still! TWENTY done!
Here's a late-night sketch for one of those four - I'm still not sure about the straps. I've done split straps already, and I want this not to be more of the same. And the style of this is more symmetrical backpack than cross-body. I'll have to sleep on it some more.
And here are some proper sketches of some of those 24 bags-and-pouches -
So we're getting close, friends!
Unrelated: quick update on the sold-out Owie Doll kits - we are waiting for the samples of the new skin and hair fabrics to come in from the suppliers, so we can finalize the colors and start putting them into kits for you. It took a while, because some of the places which had the colors we wanted were sold out by the time we were ready to order them, so we had to start the sourcing process (researching, contacting, negotiating bulk purchases, requesting samples for QC, etc.) all over again. I'll keep you updated on when we can expect the new kits to be in stock, and of the new colors in them. Thank you all for your patience!