I also decided to make a book of 'pockets'. This has pockets of all sorts... buttoned, flaps, transparent, patch, recycled....etc etc. I have used a random selection of my 'ugly' fabric stash and pulled the book together visually by using some embroidery stitches and buttons throughout. It has been a surprisingly enjoyable process. Not over-thinking can give some great results.
Photo is a selection from some of the pages I discuss in the class.