While making these custom sleeves (for a digital camera and DS Lite), I used the leftover pieces (basically a miscut) to make one for me. My sewing and cutting areas are messy and I'm always looking for my scissor and tape measure. I tried that Project Runway method of looping around my next but it resulted in near strangulation and tripping (they must have weights at the end of theirs to steady them).A mini pleated pocket was added for the tape measure and an 1/2 inch polypropylene strap was used to make it portable and accessible. It's roomier enough for scissors, pencil and (hopefully an underused) seam ripper.
All ready for an afternoon of sewing :)