I adapted a pattern I found on the internet for this thread catcher. I wanted one that I could store a few key pieces of equipment that I use all the time whilst sitting hand sewing. This one lives by the sofa and is in permanent use! I still love my frog one though!
Since taking this picture I have pinned a small square of wadding to the pin cushion. I use this for needles rather than pushing them into the main cushion and loosing them.
These snippets are one of my favourite pieces of equipment. Sharp, thin and so easy to use.
I have used net curtain plastic to keep the top open and it works really well. I have not waded the bag, but think I would next time to give it more shape.