I am beginning to get a sense of how to go about making a lot of hearts efficiently with my sewing machine. The essence of it is to do a lot of steps on a lot of parts in batches. This means that I did all of the cutting for these small loops for bags in one sitting. I then folded and iron them, got them ready for the sewing machine. Then I told all of them at one go with one lined of thread, and did eight in One sitting.
Result is that I now have enough loops to make the bag in one sitting. And it’s done.