Nice project, usefull and fun. You'll train your skills to apply bias and make proper mitered corners if you look up for that (I had to). Also I did change the seam allowance to 1/4 and use 1/2 comercial bias that I had instead of the 1/2 seam allowance of the pattern (I didn't find what width the bias was supposed to be - maybe I missed it). I used a decor fabric for the outside to be more sturdy and woven cotton for the inside. I did use an old towel to create a washable mat inside the pouch and put some bias around it.