Things that worked out well: - I have never sewn a zipper before and it ended up being a lot easier than I thought it would be. - I used fusible fleece to line the outside of the pouch which made it really sturdy. - I love that this pattern didn't take much fabric at all! Also I think this would be very easy to alter to any size.
Things that I will try to change next time: - Like Hooli I HATE the raw edges on the original pattern so I attempted what Hooli recommended and I sewed the lining as a separate bag and then slipped it inside the main bag. I am not as good of a seamstress as Hooli so my edge where I sewed the lining in looks pretty sloppy. I will have to work on a better method for that. Also I think next time I will make the lining slightly smaller than the outside of the pouch. At least there are no unfinished edges... - I should have added a handle, it would have made it more useable.