This little pouch (measuring 5 3/4" x 6") was a delight to make from the first stitch to the last. It's another Yoko Saito project from her 120 Original Embroidery Designs book - which is now available in English!
I've made many pouches and cases over the years, but the construction of this one intrigued me, especially this type of zipper installation which I'd never done before. Can't say it's my favourite method - not a fan of hand-stitching a zipper in place - but it does make for a very pretty finish.
I was proud of myself for using some of my best fabrics for the back side AND the lining (I often use my "I'm not so in love with you anymore" fabrics for linings, but not this time.)
And I cannot tell you how happy I was to have finally found a use for that little pink ruffled trim. It's been in my stash for ages. In fact, you can see it in my banner photo up top there - it's that little pink rolled up thing that is only partly visible on the right side. I took that photo 3 years ago. :)