I consider it a total success! I love it! I wanted to take it because I have free roamed rabbits and sometimes, they chew fabric around the house (mostly pillowcases) and I wanted to learn how to put some visible mending on my pillowcases. But I am also totally in love with my pouch! And now really want to try to make a book cover for some of my older books that need more protection!
P.S. I used cotton fabric I designed for the lining.