I found this pattern on Craftsy.com one evening, as I was looking for a bag pattern to use up the scraps left over from the pillow cases I made as described in a couple of posts ago. I made up three of the small bags for each of the children to match their pillow case, and they were a big hit, because they can see what is in their bag. Sorry, no pictures of these bags, as I finished the last one the morning we were celebrating Christmas with them. But, here is a picture of a medium one I made for me.
The measurements are approximately 20" X 20". The pattern doesn't include instructions for the pocket, but I added one on the outside, putting a matching fabric trim on the top of the pocket.
Another thing I did different from the pattern, was use a lining in a contrasting fabric. The pattern called for the outside fabric and iron on interfacing. I wanted something pretty inside, so I used the interfacing and the lining on all fabric pieces, including the top portion of the bag.
I have to put a plug here for the site I get all my zippers from, Zipit. You can find them here on Etsy. I have always had fantastic service, and the range of choices is spectacular! And they alway add a zipper pull free with each order. I used my free one on this bag.
I added this button on the pocket to hide the velcro I used to keep the pocket closed! Just another cute embellishment I put on my bag.
I like clear tubs to store things and now I will have a clear bag to store my ongoing projects. I am sure I will be making more of these, as they are super easy to make, take a small amount of fabric (great stash buster!), and will be used a lot in my hobby life.