OK, I did manage to find the time to sew my embroidery birds into zippered pouches. It only took me about three hours for both pouches, with no ripping at all. A new one for me. So that's what happens when you sew carefully?
Now if only I could make myself to make a pattern and measure and cut everything in advance, instead of cutting away fabric as I see fit. Every time I sew something, I end up throwing half of the fabric away.
First pouch - brown-greyish linen combined with brown felt, lined with a pale blue fabric that has some brownish flowers on it. The back is just plain linen, no details there.
For the pale blue bird, all pale blue. I think this fabric is meant for bed sheets, it's a tightly woven cotton and a real pain to iron. The same stuff is on the back.