Lined, Zippered Pouch Tutorial. This very thorough tutorial has an especially good series of images and verbal instructions showing how to sew in the zipper. Technique can be use in larger purses and totes.
Hide the downspout with a trellis. Hide your rain spout by transforming into a decorative climbing support for your favorite flowering climbing vine. I really like this idea and it looks great too. - Gardening For Life