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A tie has many usable parts. There is a piece of fabric at least 3" wide and 45" - 50" long, 2 finished ends that can be used as prairie points, usually a label that can be used as an embellishment, and sometimes an additional lining that can be pieced with others to line small items. A demo attendee suggested using the interfacing to cut headers (stiffener) for armhole seams.
I must share this tidbit from a customer I met at the American Sewing Expo last month. She told me that she had made the handbag from my Essentially Pockets pattern and used it as a fanny pack during a European vacation. Becasue the bag has an adjustable shoulder strap, she was able to put the strap around her waist and adjust it firmly. The bag has several pockets, including a zippered compartment for valuables. I'm planning to try her idea on my next trip!