The same weekend that I made the cushions for the kids, I also joined a workshop to make the Zip-Around pouch. It's a pattern I've made before by Bad Banana Patterns, but I didn't need much of an excuse to make it again and I picked up some excellent tips from Tori, who was leading the workshop (@Cloudtori). Basically, if Tori says hand-baste in place, hand-baste it, because it makes life easier and the results better!
I decided two pouches is better than one! So I made a new pouch for my headphones. I make my ziparound pouches deeper than the pattern - for this one I cut each of my side strips 1.5" wide. In hindsight this is perhaps too deep as without any interfacing, they don't hold their shape - perhaps next time I'll add some interfacing?
And a pouch for Michael (I didn't want him to feel left out when the kids got their cushions!). All the fabrics are by Carolyn Friedlander except the orange binding on the inside which is Kona
I will definitely be making more of these! Here are the two I made at the start of the year and the two I made on the weekend! The black one is the perfect depth!