-knit or crochet pouch-- knit or crochet a rectangle that folds in half to your desired dimensions. stitch up the sides. get a zipper a little longer than your opening and hand stitch it in place with thread. i like to add a lightweight fabric lining by hand. a lining completely covers the zipper on the inside, and gives it a lovely finish.
-fabric pouches-- here's a tutorial for zippered pouches. the tied pouches are just simply made up. the yellow pouch above comes from this pattern.
-carve a special stamp to stamp onto fabric you use to sew a pouch... or onto a purchased pouch
-embroidery stitch onto a pouch
-make a special patch to sew on one you have made or purchased
julia + jane