The belted pouch has been on the catwalk nonstop since the Summer of 2012 and will continue to be seen throughout the year. Just about every designer or ready-to-wear label has had a version of it. From $1,500 for a Gucci to just a few dollars at H&M you can find the belted pouch nearly anywhere. Perhaps it is the practicality of the accessory that makes it a winner among so many different demographics. The earliest known belted pouch was discovered on the body of a mummified native American some 5000 years ago, so this style is hardly new. As with many unisex accessories, it owes most of its popularity to its use in military uniforms. The belted pouch was notably used in the 18th century, gaining most demand during the WWI, just about every culture has had a version of the belted pouch ever since. Still today the belted pouch is widely used among policeman, military personnel and trade professions all over the world. This belted pouch is large enough for a big mobile phone, a small wallet, car keys and a couple of cards. Perfect for shopping, hiking, cocktail parties, sports watching, and makes an ideal gift for Christmas, you can't go wrong with a belted pouch. You could add an internal zipper pocket if you want but I'll leave that decision up to you. This is a relatively easy project to put together but, our ability to sew curves is what makes this project an intermediate one. Applying piping on a curve and then adding the gusset will test your patience so I suggest you used a lot of pins or hand baste the sides before using the sewing machine. Skill Level: Intermediate.