The second part of my backtack project was a little matching pouch for scissors and whatnots. I used Thimble's tutorial again, but this time with an adjustment.
When I've lined purses in the past, I've always kept the lining the same size as the outer part of the purse which seems to be the standard. The problem is that once you turn the bag right side out, the lining isn't a snug fit; there's too much excess fabric. This time I thought about cutting a smaller lining but I realized there's an easier way. Instead of trimming the fabric down and worrying about centering it during assembly, I adjusted the seam allowance instead. When sewing the lining, I used a seam allowance one eighth deeper to add up to a quarter inch overall. Once the pouch was turned right side out, the seams sat flat and the lining hugged the outsides for a great fit.