Assemble Outer Carrier Section
1. Position raw ends of one strap on a short edge of a green chicken print 16-1/2x17-1/2" rectangle 3-3/8" from each side edge (Diagram 4); baste. Topstitch 6" of each strap end in place a scant 1/8" from folded edges to make an outer carrier unit. Repeat to make a second outer carrier unit.
2. Aligning short edges with straps, join carrier units, leaving a 6" opening at center, to make outer carrier section (Diagram 5). Press seam open.