Rather than redoing the post - which - obviously - would have been the Best. Post. Ever. in the history of posts ;) - I'll just show you what I finished :D
And here are 3 sets of bags from a design by Kristin Link of Sew Mama Sew. She offered up a lovely no-raw-edges front zip pouch tutorial several years ago, then gave us a great bonus of a tutorial do make the bag in more sizes! Both links are on my zipper tutorial page (here).
This whole collection is going with me to aquafit tonight, where I'll deliver it to my Blue Hills connection - aka my friend, neighbour and sewy buddy, Miss Amanda :D
Fingers crossed that the post will go up without more black holes being created ...