Wow, this was more of a challenge than expected. The beige fabric on the upper part of the purse started unraveling before I finished sewing it together. I had to hand weave it back together as it was all of the fabric that I had. Then once I finished the purse, the old recycled zipper I used got stuck and when I tried to close it, the cloth part ripped. I didn’t think I’d be able to get a new zipper in without taking the purse apart (couldn’t do that after fixing that fraying fabric). So I ended up hand sewing some Velcro in instead. Came out pretty lovely in the end & my sister-in-law really appreciated her birthday gift.