Just made another little zipper pouch, using the Open Wide tutorial from Noodle Head (http://www.noodle-head.com/2012/06/open-wide-zippered-pouch-diy-tutorial.html) but using different dimensions to suit my materials. Used reproduction prints pulled from the stack my aunt sent me for my birthday a bazillion years ago, pulled 4 prints that coordinated with the purple zipper.
This pouch could easily accommodate a small knitting project. I used a 9" zipper, cut my rectangles to 9"x10.5", with a 3.5" boxed bottom depth. I have two more sets of fabrics picked out to make more of these. :)
It feels a bit silly to get so much satisfaction from this project, but alas, I love it!