This pattern caught my eye when I was searching for a basic and easy zippered pouch pattern. I have been sewing since around age 10 and I am now 56, but I have always shied away from zippers. Well, I bought the pattern and am extremely pleased with the results. It took me a few tries to get it right, but once I did, the pattern steps became very clear and very easy. Although the pattern suggests using a light batting in between fabric layers, I chose to eliminate the batting for a softer pouch. I improvised further by adding a loop for a wristlet and embellished the pouch with a zipper pull. I can hardly keep up with the demand for these pouches. They are extraordinary!