However you call them, everybody needs lots of them. Especially everybody female :-)
A friend gave me a fat quarter of a really adorable cotton fabric and wanted as many pouches as I could make out of it. She gave some minimal dimensions, as she wanted to put her portable phone in one and in one other her make-up stuff. Has been funny to make one after the other and see the collection growing on our sideboard between the snow men.
The two make-up cases are doubled with synthetic leather and they are having a side pocket. There is only a small scrap of the fat-quarter left over.
And after that I used up one of my oilcloths and made a little shopper and a fitting pouch. Love it!