Sew4Home shows how to sew up a fabric basket with grommets and ties on the sides. At 8″ x 6″ and 3″ deep, they show it as a coin catcher for the top of your dresser. I can also see it being useful at an office desk or by the front door as a collecting place for keys and other pocket detritus. You could easily adjust the dimensions to make them in any size. Go to their tutorial.
[photo from Sew4Home]
By Anne Weaver