I have my Noodlehead-esque pouch finished in time for our Monday Modern gathering. I didn't enjoy this at all. The linen was too thick, the half square triangles were too small, blah, blah, blah.
I nearly quit. I nearly threw it in the bin. I decided enough was enough and I left the back plain. I was making something that has no purpose (in my eyes) overly complicated.
I only started liking it when I could pull it all through the right way. I think it looks kind of nice. I totally saw this design on the great www - can't find now though. That sew-er obviously has more patience that me because she has two rows of tiny tiny half square triangles which continue onto the back.
If I ever feel the need to make a zip pouch again, I would def use this same pattern/tutorial. I just wouldn't muck around with embellishing the pouch.
I like it sitting in front of my newly-painted-blue front door. After 8 years of living with the 60's orangey red, I am loving Kenepuru blue from Dulux.
PS The pouch is lined with navy and white spots.