My daughter 's cute new bag had a green lining that was so flimsy that it was falling apart before she even used it. In the photo below, you can see how it has already come apart at the zipper seam. I found some leftover black satin to replace the lining.
Before: The old lining below had a zippered pocket. The construction seemed quite simple, so I decided to replicate it.
After: I re-used the the zipper to make the pocket in the new bag lining below. This is the first zippered pocket I have sewn :) It isn't perfectly done but I am happy enough with it.
When I removed the lining, the bag zipper had come off as well. I wasn't sure how to put it back together. So I decided to sew the lining to the bag first. Then re-attach the zipper. I took a closer look at one of my zipper bags and noticed that the raw edge of the zipper is tucked and sewn in. I followed that little trick.
I'm quite pleased with how it back came together. Sewing the zippers wasn't as traumatic as I had imagined and I didn't have to use the zipper foot!
It feels good to be able to fix things like this :)