Been using everything sense Monday with no issues. The garbage bags are fused together. So there is about 6 to 18 layers depending on the part. Think along the lines of it is really easy to break one pencil into 2, but it is really hard to break 6 pencils at once.
As far as the coin purse construction I used a push pin to punch small holes about .25 inches apart. So you could almost say I laced the zipper to the soda bottle bottoms instead.
This is a close up of the coin purse. Gives a better idea of how the zipper is attached to soda bottle bottoms.
I am in love with this! Great recycling!