Given the quality of my photography, most would be wondering why I did this rather than how!
Trust me, the outside of this little hardshell purse was worn and tired, but the inside was pristine.
So I pulled the shell sides out of the metal frame, but not completely apart because the inner fabric holds it together as well, and I was keeping that.
Before and after:
It looks better in person. It involves glue on fingertips. One recommends cleaning glue off before touching computer mouse.
Here’s a better view of the tatty outer, neat inner with proof of op-shop cost, and cute french print fabric. Any marks on the metal are glue or photography errors, it’s a lovely shiny dark grey.