so I tried to make a pouch like a sandwich bag that folds over itself, but that failed miserably. I had to adapt and make this pouch with a velcro closure instead. I think it turned out alright. It was more a beta test for the next time. I like the color combos, which is the same as the placemats/coasters and I think I am getting better at actually sewing in a straight line, which is real progress.