Referring to Diagram 2, trim excess fabric from light green plaid dish towel to make bag body.
Place bag body right side down vertically on your work surface. Turn each end of the bag body 2 inches to the wrong side; lightly press (Diagram3).
At one end of bag body, insert handle in fold; pin in place (Diagram 4). With folded edge facing up, sew close to finished edge of towel to enclose purse handle. Sew just a few inches at a time, and backstitch at beginning and end of seam. Repeat to attach remaining handle.
TIP: The designer suggests sewing only 2 inches at a time. "The fabric will begin to bunch up, so work slowly, keeping the 2 inches you are about to sew nice and flat."