I love to sew and walking into a fabric store can make me want to buy up the place. Good thing I rarely go, because it's hard to be thrifty in one of those stores! :-) About a a year ago someone gave me a few boxes of fabric and I've been trying to use a lot of that fabric in the things I make.
I also find that I have a lot of leftover fabric from the different projects I do. I don't like to quilt, using intricate patterns (not enough patience) so I can't use the leftovers for that. But I have found a pretty good use for some of it.
I make these little 9" x 4" tea totes to use to store tea bags in your purse and much of the leftover fabric is perfect for this!
These are some I made this week and they are awaiting the snaps. I also have improved them by adding thin, stiff batting which has given them so much more durability. I love the look and feel of them and it also is a great use for the leftover pieces of batting that are too small for any other project.