Last year, I participated in a swap, I believe it was an upcycled sewing swap. I think I had three swap partners, and so I sewed two tote bags and a zip pouch. I started out with an embroidered pillowcase and a twill skirt. I cut off strips of embroidery detail to decorate the outside of the bags.
And I fussy-cut a square of embroidered pillowcase for the inner pocket.
It was the same idea for the pouch.
I kind of wish I would have kept this one. So cute!