Inspired by a Sew4Home project, I set out to make a little caddy to hang from my ironing board to hold stuff. Since I didn't really want to follow directions, I just started by cutting & laying it out. If you want real instructions, you can start here.
I used an iron-on fleece for the batting. If you think it looks crooked, it is. On purpose. I'm completely nuts and use my ironing board backward. I like to use the big square end for stuff, and leave the pointy end alone. so- I needed this to hang at the pointy end. Which meant in order for my pocket to hang straight, I had to make it crooked. Get it?
I made a little pincushion for the top- if I'd been thinking ahead, I'd have sewn velcro to it before I put it together, but I never work like that. So instead it got this cute rickrack to hold it down. It also leaves the pincushion removable, so that's not so bad.
Finally, I needed a little thread catcher. I'm sure there are all kinds of ways to do this. I ended up cutting 2 squares, 9x9 and sewing right sides together. Then I cut a little 3" square of cardboard, laying it in the middle, and pressing creases all around. I sort of just ad-libbed it, folding all the ends together & stitching across. It turned out cute, was very simple, and I think I'll make a few more.
All in all- a quick project. Especially considering I was making it up as I went!