I picked out this loooonnnngggg piece of heavier decorator cotton. I've had it for awhile. I bought it thinking it was a sheet, but it turned out to be a window topper, so it's not very wide. But there's lots of it! And, it even had a hem that I thought would work for passing the ties through. Which of course meant I had to adjust the size of the inner piece to account for needing to fold over the casement.
here which worked very well, even though I wasn't placing it 1" below the top and I used a different sized zipper, one just pulled from my stash. I buy bags of random zippers at Value Village once in awhile. Great way to have random colours for projects like this.
This is the outside of the pocket fabric. Just chose a random bit of fabric from my bins!
I went outside to take pictures, and over the course of the morning, the local robins built this much of a nest, right beside our back door!
So here's the final result. I'm quite pleased. It's substantial enough without being heavy. My knitting needles don't poke through. The opening has some heft to it so it doesn't collapse when trying to put things in. Large enough for my snowpants and safety vest for work. It's nice to have something practical, pretty, and unique!