I finished Anya’s pencil pouch last night – she loves it!
With a special surprise:
She put her little toy cat into it to bring to kindergarten. A move that is especially goofy because I used to bring a toy cat to school with me (not my teacher’s favourite thing I did!) too.
When attaching the lining fabric, I left my 5″ gap along one of the hidden gussets. This means the generally visible interior seam is beautifully finished.
While the side gusset hides the hand-stitching in the gap:
Just like Anya’s backpack, I think the piping gives the pouch a finished look.