First, some pictures of the little purse I made. Here, you see it open. I took these pictures w/ my iphone, so they're not great pictures, but hopefully you get the idea.There are plenty of zippers & pockets. The only problem I really have with the design is that everything you are carrying must be flat! So it's hard to put both keys, a phone & some chapstick in there all at once!
For the closure, I had originally put on an African bead along with a string loop I attached after I'd put the binding on. It quickly broke, but the closing loop (made of the same fabric) is still on there. I close it now with a safety pin; not so cool. What I really need to do is undo the binding, sew in another loop, with the bead already on it, then use the loop that's already on there to close it. I made one for my mom, too, also with other West African fabric.