This is a repair for a client on an antique purse. It would be great if the old purses could be used. Once in a while you find one that has been protected well and can be used. This purse was made with cotton thread. The thread is so fragile that during the repair I would get one fringe fixed and another one would come loose. The owner learned her lesson. She is going to put this one on display. I told her I would teach her the stitch if she wanted to make a new bag in the same pattern, then she could carry around a look-alike.