Last night I dug out all of my granny squares and started seaming them together. I left it flat so I can use it to make a template for the lining. I haven’t decided if I’m going to follow the lines of the granny squares to sew up the lining or if I’m going to simplify the seams. I’m leaning towards the former because it will hide the lining’s seams better.
I’m not sure what to do about the straps. My fabric store only had hard handles and I don’t really like those. Any ideas? I was thinking of getting an inexpensive purse from the thrift store and chopping it up to use the straps, but I don’t know what to do with the leftovers. I could also just use nylon straps like I put on my book bags. What I don’t want to do is battle with leather or pleather. I’m not sure my machine could deal with it.