The first one is by Noodlehead called Open Wide Zippered Pouch. Great tutorial with easy instructions and awesome pictures. The pouch can be made in 3 different sizes. I made the small size for the girls to put in their school desks. I will definitely be making more of these in the different sizes for traveling and gift giving!
Perfect Box Pouch. Of course, I had to try this one too! Another great tutorial that was fun, simple, and easy to love. This tutorial makes a pouch that is about 5-1/2 x 3-1/2 x 2-1/4. Nice size for a tissue pack, a couple glue sticks, some fancy erasers, and some heart bandaids...all necessary things little girls like to keep in their desks that boys would never be caught with! Next time, I'll try adding small tabs where the zipper begins and ends. It would be nice to open and close the pouch without having to pinch the fabric.
I am linking up this project to Trying New Things over at Happy Quilting. Most of the fabric is Modern Edge by Jennifer Young. The colors are great for E's room (my 10-year-old daughter). We painted her room over the summer and it is in desperate need of a colorful wall quilt. This is one of many projects I'll finish once the kids go back to school. Yeah!