I recently made these fabric "pods", to a pattern from Beth Studley. They are supposed to have hanging loops, which I omitted.
The patterns consist of a round quilted body with darts, with an inserted round base. A binding around the top completes the pod. Extra fabric encloses the seams.
The larger pods were made with Alison Glass fabrics and a repro paisley.
The smaller pods were harder to make as there were many more, and smaller darts to sew. I had not made darts since my (unhappy) home economics lessons in middle school. But, these are colourful and cheerful - so I hope that they prove useful. Already, my collection of safety pins has moved across to these.