For the Open Wide Pouch I will be using this awesome tutorial from Anna over at Noodlehead. Here is the bag I made using a honey bun roll (1 1/2 inch strips). If you would like to do a bag with piecing or patchwork on the outside you can sew up anything you like and then cut to size. I sewed all the strips together and then cut the outside pieces from that.
For a medium pouch you will need:
Outside fabric - 9" tall x 12" wide (cut 2)
Inside fabric - 9" tall x 12" wide (cut 2)
Interfacing - 9" tall x 12" wide (cut 2)
Zipper - 12" or longer (you can always cut the zipper down to size)
Zipper tab fabric - 2x3"
*If you would like to make a handle for your bag cut a piece 2 5/8" x 15" instead of the 2x3" zipper tab piece.
You can use whatever you prefer for interfacing. I like to use Pellon Shape-flex. If you are making a larger bag and would like more support you could cut 4 pieces and double up or use fusible fleece instead.
If you have any questions please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. :)