I made a few different pouches based on Miaka's how to.
I put clear vinyl on the outside so it is easy to clean and on some used a contrasting fabric as lining.
I also used a few different options to close it, including ribbon, buttons and press studs (my fav!).
The skull one I have in my purse to hold all my bills and paper work and it it awesome!
One item of note: I suggest you baste the bias tapes then stitch with the sewing machine for a perfect result every time :)