When sewing, you make a lot of small trash like all those numerous small pieces of sewing thread. I used to make a pile next to my sewing machine, but it really is annoying to pick them up afterwards, not to mention the mess when they land on the floor.
I took fabric remnants and made a small trash can to be placed next to my sewing machine.
Double fabric and a fold make this cotton can sturdy enough to stand on its own. It is big enough to be practical and small enough to be folded flat and stored inside my sewing box.