After completing my first front zippered pouch, I could not eat and sleep. Okay, I could eat and sleep but the exposed raw edges bothered me so much I could not concentrate on my Cold Case episodes. Finally in a fit of desperation I turned to Google and discovered a tutorial that actually hides the raw edges. I decided to give it a go.
Craftlog's tutorial is sketchy meaning there are no step-by-step photos to guide you. Instead there are sentences of instructions. Ha ha. Definitely not for the newbie. This tutorial basically hides the raw edges by covering them with binding. I'm still a little squeamish with binding and the result shows. Unfortunately I had used thick interfacing for the outer fabric and when I had to sew the binding sandwich together, my machine shuddered so much I had to literally hand roll the dial to stitch every darn stitch.
Here's the result. I question my choice of fabric.
The back view. More of the same questionable fabric.
No raw seams.