I've been practicing. I don't remember ever sewing zippers before. I read a lot of tutorials and watched videos and looked at books and finally bought some zippers from the thrift store to practice on. Both pouches are lined but not in a reversible sort of way. Gideon drew the designs on his fabric before I sewed it. All the fabrics are from the stash I inherited from my Grandma. I've got a long way to go to use it up, but I will persevere.