This is a new purse I just finished using John's old ties. At first he would not even consider giving them up...so I said "not to worry"...I'll go get some at Goodwill...which I did for a small project. Afew days later he went through them and presented me with a whole pile of them! I lined the purse and put some pockets inside...then made a smaller bag to hold lipgloss...etc....the top has a drawstring to pull it closed...using none other than the narrow end of the tie. It was easy to do and fun to carry!