It took me from the first cut of fabric until it was finished about a total of 8 hours. Three of those hours were spent ripping seams that I accidentally sewed, but who is counting, right? I loosely used the pattern that can be found here: http://alexandrasknits.blogspot.com/2006/01/tutorial-alexandras-needle-case.html, but made a fair amount of variations on it. The pattern itself was the best I found and was SUPER easy to follow (a definite plus for someone who is really rusty with their sewing machine skills, or just starting out), so I'm very thankful for that. The fabric itself all came from JoAnn online and was on super sale for only $1.99/yard (down from $4.99-$6.99/yard), and I like it a lot. Very easy to use, doesn't shred or pull or anything.. it was all around a great project. If I ever do make another one of these, I'm definitely going to make the flap a bit longer, it's too short IMO, the pattern calls for 6", but I would recommend making it 7-8" to guarantee coverage on that second row.
Anyway, here are some pictures, enjoy! :)