This is why I save everything–
The body of my little bag is a discontinued decorator sample in sturdy woven cotton.
The tie is the drawstring from a pair of old linen pants.
A remnant of drapery trim and salvaged velcro make the flap. I used my serger to finish the ends of the trim, but a tight applique or button-hole stitch on a regular machine would also work nicely.
Finally, my globe-trotting niece brought me some tiny “worry dolls” from the market in Honduras. Fabric glue turns one into a great “button” and covers the stitching for the velcro.
So what can you make in an hour or less? The holidays are coming. It’s a perfect time to share your favorite quick projects.