My latest Christmas project is the Box Pouch. I stumbled upon a tutorial several weeks ago while browsing through various blogs. I made them from remnants I found in the fabric store. Each remnant could be used to make several box pouches depending on whether you chose a different fabric for the lining or not. In fact, one remnant was only about 0.6 yards and I was able to cut out enough fabric for the outer shell of 3 box pouches and still had plenty left over for another project idea (yes...ANOTHER project idea...).
I really like the black and silver gray patterned fabric. I might use what's left to make trim for a napkin set...
I also found this more Christmas-y (though still all-occasion) polka dot fabric and lined it with the green print shown above:
This was really a quick and easy project. I'm thinking of modifying the pattern a bit...maybe adding a small handle, lengthening it some, etc. I also don't like all the rough seams. I might have to un-pack my serger if I keep making these. Still...I really like this little box.
I have a few more to make and I'll keep one for myself for storing notions and such. A slightly longer one would be great for a crochet travel bag!