I had some leftover upholstery fabric from when I made pillows for my basement, and I decided that my sewing area could use a little organization (since I could NEVER find a pen when I needed one). I have this shelf with a bar underneath for hanging things, so a hanging pencil cup seemed like a good solution, especially since then I could put pokey things in there like an exacto knife and seam ripper, since the kids wouldn't be able to reach it.
Here's what it looks like:
I need to make a few more of these, in various sizes, so when I do I will take some photos of the process and post some sort of tutorial. I could see them being handy for several things :)