I sewed coasters with some fabric I had laying around the house. I used this tutorial:http://cupcakesandcrinoline.com/2010/01/sew-happy-30-minute-coasters/ . They're super easy and a good thing to have.
My friend gave me an Amy Butler purse pattern with everything I needed to make it (so sweet!). I was a bit hesitant because I never use patterns cause I think they are a pain and hard to follow. But Amy's are great! It was so easy and it actually looks good. FYI I used the Birdie Sling pattern.
I made this with just magazines and shipping tape! You just rip out pages from a magazine, fold them repeatedly into strips of desired width, weave the strips together, laminate with tape and then attach the five sides together (four sides and a bottom) with the tape so it forms a box shape.
My grandma needed a red, white and blue tablecloth. So I went to walmart (woohoo) and picked up some fabric and ribbon. It cost 15 dollars for the supplies (she has a big table so it cost more) and it was pretty easy to make. I had never sewed a tablecloth before so I think it turned out pretty good.