This was the perfect time to do it. I love the way it came out, and I will do this handle again. I have a bunch a these small circular handles, as well as some vintage belt buckles that I think will work well.
I tried really hard to get a good picture of this bag, but I had such a hard time because it is extra long, and every time I hung it somewhere the kids thought it was an invitation to try and swing from it.
Anyway, I love vintage fabric even more now, and Gwen was nice enough to send me some as payment so I can make myself a vintage gem!