I don't really have a "sewing box". <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br><br>
I have a <a href="http://www.harborfreight.com/hand-tools/carry-bags/canvas-riggers-bag-38124.html" target="_blank">canvas tote</a>, which is really a tool bag purchased at Harbor Freight for $9.99. It has many different sized pockets all the way around the outside. Works like a charm for classes and such! It can be decorated for more pizzaz. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink"><br><br>
I also have another <a href="http://www.homedepot.com/Tools-Hardware-Tool-Storage-Organizers/h_d1/N-5yc1vZar4hZ5ylb5/R-202018019/h_d2/ProductDisplay?langId=-1&storeId=10051&catalogId=10053" target="_blank">tool bag</a> from Home Depot. When I purchased it, it came in a set with another bigger tool bag and was only $10.99 plus tax total (for both). I gave my dad the bigger bag since he is an electrician. I totally decorated this one for scrapbooking purposes and recently got an entire set of new scrapbooking holders that clash with the red/black bag, so I repurposed it to the sewing stuff at home. It sits on my sewing table with various items I like handy in it.<br><br>
For my straight pins, I use a magnetic square (from Jo-Anns on sale) and put that into a pretty, large Brighton tin (from a gift my friend who works at Brighton gave me). It sits on a small bookcase I had at the end of the sewing table. (Technically, this table is our "project" table and my machines get cleared off for big projects, but I have two open spaces for smaller projects all the time.)
<a href="http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=4789845&l=ceca5f0472&id=587814822" target="_blank">Picture of the jewelry box I found at Goodwill to use as a sewing box.</a> I need to add pouches or straps to the side lids so I can put stuff in there. I also need to add a latch for the middle lid so I can put a handle on it to carry the box around.
I don't have pics, but I use a really old metal tackle box my mom gave me that she used to use as a sewing box. It's nice because it has 3 trays that are divided up that I can put smaller things in, and there's enough room in the bottom that I can fit my scissors, magnetic pin cushion, and other various things. It's the perfect size for what I need it for.