I didn't mean to allude that I do not like to try new things now that I am older...I just do not like it forced upon me, eg..learning the hard way!!!! I took scissors and cut off the offending zipper...lesson learned. I added a larger lining making a tube for the strings, added some beads and now I have a string pouch instead of a zippered one. All figured out after reading a crazy pirate story I got free on my Kindle from the daily emails I get from...http://www.pixelofink.com/
And what else did I learn? I learned that after owning my awesome Janome 6600 for two years, I do not have a clue about how to use the buttonhole attachment...Tonight was just full of lessons. My husband pulled his back again. Since he is resting, it looks like this will be a sewing weekend for me, not a bad thing at all.