Thanks! I took my pattern piece (a rectangle of printer paper) and placed it on the fabric panel to choose the sections I wanted. I had another fish that I wanted, but it was too big and I would have only been able to use part of it. If you look at the panel now, it has rectangles cut out in random spots! But, it still has some very neat sections left on it that I'll probably turn into a purse or another pouch (maybe both!).
For the bottom you might be able to get a new slider to make it into another functioning zipper.
Where could I get another slider? Fortunately, I haven't "unzipped" the bottom half, yet.
If I can't find another slider, I was thinking it could be the teeth for a small monster...something else to add to my to-do list!