I teach preschool and have over the years collected an array of stuff. One thing that I had a lot of, was medical play tools. The doctor's totes that they come in last about a year and then you're left with the play tools and nothing to put them into and a broken medical box.
So what do you do with all the mismatched items. Well, I decided to create a canvas tote for them. Here are the items I used. An tan tote and some red polyester fabric. I also cut out to rectangular templates to make a cross and used my handy dandy cutting board to lay everything out.
Once I cut the fabric pieces and pinned them to the tote, I used my sewing machine to sew a zigzag stitch along the long edges. I'm not overly concerned about the short ends. This is what the tote looked like when I was finished.
To finish the bag off, I added some pictures of x-rays that I uploaded from the Internet and laminated for durability. Remember these are preschoolers. Now all my mismatched medical play tools have a new home that won't be falling apart anytime soon!