A few months ago, I talked about repairing one of my purses in an effort to avoid contributing to our throw away culture any more than I have to. I actually sat down with it today and got some work done on it. While zipping the pieces through my machine didn’t take more than a few seconds, I did actually hand sew the zippers into place. I always sew in zippers by hand, as it’s too easy to accidentally break a needle on the teeth. The new lining itself is now ready to actually be inserted into the purse. That will be a project for later in the week.