Thanks to a tutorial by Three Bears of a boxy pouch, I made these:
first one was as tutorial; but too flimsy (I do like the froggys though)
next one was lined with fabric stiffened with Vilsofix ie inside stuck to outside. I made the corners smaller 2 inches wide instead of 3 inches as in tute.
So love this Laurel Burch fabric!
Thing is, I don't think I have ever sewn in a zip before, so I collected them, but too scaredy-cat to do anything- but I bit the bullet and didn't feel a thing.
I think my pile of thrifted zips is going to shrink.
Thanks also for friends' advice and encouragement for sewing chenille - it makes me happy when the computer tells me I have a comment - I may have lots of lurkers, but never many comments, sob, sob - the connection is important to me, so thanks once more, you guys.
One big hug to you all!