Awwww, C'mon...it may be late, but I think it was worth the wait!!! This bag was a blank canvas slate...I cut the handles and painted the bag inside and out. Using fabric glue I adhered the loops for the handles and then took the bag to the local shoemaker and had them stitch it up for extra sturdiness...okay...I may be artsycrafty but I can't sew a stitch!!! Enjoy the pics. It was made for my boss for her trip to India in February, 2010. Hopefully it is big enough to hold all the souvenirs she intends on buying.