I made a few modification this time (thanks to suggestions from some seasoned Jane Market bag makers)... adding fusible fleece to the bag and interfacing to the handles.
Despite working with fusible fleece 1,000 times before, I struggled with it this time (might have had something to do with a sick little one getting me up at 3am, 3:30am, 4:15am, and finally for good at 5am!) I'll try another one with the fusible fleece, but I think next time I'll cut the fleece a little bigger than the fabric and trim down once fused (some how I just couldn't get it cut right!) and I'll use a little bigger seam allowance (1/4" was hard to maintain in the thicker seams.)
I think my next one will be a library book bag for Megan from Poky Little Puppy/Golden Books fabrics.