I bought a fabulous headband from Anthropologie a while back and was more enamored by the wonderful cloth bag it came in. Anthro is super overpriced- according to me b/c I'm a cheapie- but little accents like a fabric bag instead of a plastic one are fine by me. I started using the drawstring bag to hold my lip glosses and hair bands, but the strings kept getting tied up in my purse. So, presto-change-o:
I cut the bag open, used some interfacing to give it substance, and used a natural linen for the lining and a fun celery green zipper to seal the deal. Now my glosses are wrangled and the strings are out of the way! I'm still amazed that I can actually make things that I can really use, like for real! Self-sustainment is very gratifying.