This is how I made my travel sewing case (blogged here).
First - Preparing the top
First I chose among my fabric scraps a stack of similar sized squares (scraps from making bags' corners)
Rearrange the squares until you are happy with the combination
You will now have a decent looking top
I used my recycled batting from here for the back
Next - Inside piece
First decide how and what to include -
Since this is a travel sewing case, these are the features I want:
1. I want some extra pockets to carry different items i.e ribbons, laces, sticky notes, pens and seam ripper
2. I want to carry my threads in style - easily accessible and does not get tangled
3. I also need a small picushion and needle holder
Once you've measured and cut your pieces, arrange them on the base piece. Sew the pockets, pincusion, felt needle holder and button.
I attached a small elastic band on the inside of the main pocket to create gatherPin It