I sewed up a patchwork box pouch, which I had been wanting to try for a long time. (I have a loooong list of things I want to create by sewing, embroidering, stamp carving, patchworking, crocheting... and this was just one of them).
I used a 9 " zipper for this pouch, and it turned out to be a fairly small size pouch. It's a little bigger than a size of my palm. As you can see, I placed a brown cotton webbing at one end to make a handle, so that I can carry it around like a wristlet.
Inside lining is brown
carry like a wristlet
I also made a teeny tiny pincushion for my travelling sewing case... This pincushion is made using my scrap fabrics and it's small enough to fit snugly inside the small mint can.
This way, it's safe enough to carry pins in my purse along with my sewing essentials. And it makes good use of the empty mint can, too!