So..confession time…I’ve never worked with zips before. “How can that be?” you ask. Simple. Just use any of the other means of closures: hooks, snaps, velcro, sticky tape,… prayer? So far I’ve done pretty well in avoiding zippity zips, but I figured that if i want to go anywhere near pro, I have to overcome this little hurdle. So there you have it, the story behind my first zippered (and fully lined) bag. By the way, it folds to become a clutch. Handy eh?