What do you do with your dirty clothes when you go away? I used to put them in a carrier bag - potentially stinky - then I started using a cloth bag (probably from Aldi), then I made a holiday laundry bag.
I had a cloth bag that had ripped at the top which was the ideal candidate for re-purposing, although you could just as well use an old pillow case or grab a rectangle of fabric and sew it up to make a bag.
I had a scrap of Kaffe Fassett fabric which I ironed onto a bit of Bondaweb and then cut into shapes. I arranged these on the bag (although you could hardly call this arranging) and ironed them on, then zigzagged round the edges. I did this on both sides.
I made two button holes in the middle of one side about an inch from the top and then folded the top over and sewed it shut to make a casing for a drawstring.
And that was it.
Except that every time I went away I had to hang it from the drawstring and then pull the top open to put things in. So I had a minor brainwave and sewed two loops, one at the top of each side seam. Now I can hang the bag from a clothes hanger and it stays open until I take it off, pull the drawstring shut and put it in my case to go home.
I sewed them downwards so that they tuck into the bag when it's closed.
The moral of this story: sometimes even the simplest things take time to percolate through to the front of my brain, but when they do, they work out very well indeed!
Of course, if I hadn't needed all this brain percolation, and I'd known at the time that the finished item was going to end up photographed on a blog for the whole world to see, I would have been neater, and used matching threads, and incorporated the ends of the coat-hanger loops into the drawstring casing, but you can't have everything.