This one doesn't have the closure flap included in the pattern, because I attached it at the wrong end and I opted to just go ahead and leave it off. I've made that mistake a few times when I don't read my own instructions! Obviously, you don't have to include the closure flap--it is mostly for visual interest--and this pouch is still very nice.
It is the size included in the bonus pattern pieces (5.5" wide x 3.25" high), which is perfect for many phones.
The exterior fabric is Robert Kaufman's Essex cotton/linen. The lining is another RK fabric from a collection called London Calling.
I was aiming to have this fit an iPad, but didn't make it big enough. I'll try again another day and perhaps work on evening out the sides--they have a bit of that hour glass shape going on at the top.
Here's another zip top pouch in two different fabrics. I'm working towards potentially solving two things about simple square/rectangular zip pouches I find unsatisfying:
1. They rarely look like squares or rectangles because the sides and bottom cave toward the center. I'm getting close to figuring out how to get rid of this issue. This one is looking good! It has some stuff inside and is holding its shape. Usually the more you put inside the more the fabric pulls in at the sides and bottom, distorting the shape.
2. I'm not fond of having the opening in the lining and the lump it creates where you sew it closed. I'm going to see if I can get rid of that too. We'll see...it might be too much work to make that go away and I'll just need to get over it!