A few years ago I used to knit. And before that, I used to crochet. But then I started spending too much time reading BoingBoing and Failblog and now I don’t do either. Also, it hurts my wrists.
Anyway, back when I used to do both of those things, I needed for a nice place to keep all my needles and hooks. So I made kimono rolls! So fun! Plus, you can make them out of fat quarters or scraps.
I used this wonderful tutorial and these two rolls were probably the first two things I sewed. Easy, fun, and useful. Plus, they make lovely gifts.