Look what I can do! This pouch measures about 9" square and has a real live zipper. I used the fancy stitches on my machine to finish the bottom. Yes, it's lined. The fabric came from a 10" squares swap on About.com quilting forum.
Cool, huh? It's just begging for embellishment so I'll show it to you when I've done that. (hint: Lepidoptera order)