1. Aligning raw edges, pin handles to inside of bag body 1-1⁄2"–2" from side seams (Diagram 9). Stitch across handle ends using a scant 1⁄4" seam.
2. Bind upper bag body raw edge with remaining print 2-1⁄2x42" strip.
3. Pull handles up to carrying position and stitch across each handle end 1⁄8" from binding’s upper folded edge to reinforce handles and complete bag (Diagram 10).