Here's one pile:
|It's sitting on a sunny window seat hence the bright spot. One pair of slacks which needs a zipper repair and 2 mini-bow tucks bags, cut out and ready to assemble.|
So, rather than sew up the top that I started cutting out in January, I opted to deal with my pile. Most of the other piles are gone or shoved into a closet so at least I have the appearance of orderliness. These Mini Bow Tucks bags were originally intended as Christmas gifts, but due to lack of recipient enthusiasm I lost sewing enthusiasm and decided I didn't feel like making anything for anybody any more. haha I've made a couple of these bags before (here and here) and they are relatively quick and very easy to put together (except for the quilting part--just my opinion, but I hate that part!).
|I used a double button, layering a smaller red button on top of the large navy blue button since it matched better than anything else I had....|
And, finally one tip about these bags. Instead of using the tag board or cardboard stuff they suggest for inserting into the bottom to keep the structure, I use plastic needlepoint canvas and cut it to size. It's washable by hand and easy to cut and insert. A fellow ASG member told me about that and it was a great suggestion!
Now, while I don't feel like giving these bags away as gifts, I will probably donate them to our ASG fundraiser in November. We're having a silent auction of handmade items. Seems like a great opportunity to do some Christmas shopping!