I used to have a big study desk beside my small sewing table in the study room. But of course the study desk will be staying for the niece. So I was worried that with such a small sewing table I don't have anywhere to place my scissors and pins.
Then I started to hate my original thread catcher. It's always hard to stay on the sewing table. Then I came up this idea: why don't I make a sewing table sorter with lots of pockets so I can put all my tools in? Of course one of the pockets can be used as a scrap/thread catcher too.
So I made this yesterday:
Basically I cut three pieces of fabrics, one main and two wings. I sewed the wings onto the main and the front of the main folded up to make pockets. Then I put it on the sewing table with the centre of the main on the table, letting the wings and pockets hanging down. There's a bit of fabric hanging down at the back too. So it looks like a table cover, but it'll have more functions than just a table cover because apart from the front pockets, I plan to make a lot more pockets on the wings too so I can put frequently used rulers, notions etc in but I'll leave that small project for future once I get a chance. I'm planning to use scraps to make strange shapes as pockets and maybe applique-stitch them on. That'll be fun.