Yay!!! I finally finished my Fat Bottom Bag! I ended up machine sewing in a lining that was matching purple fabric. Its hard to tell in the picture (its closer in the pic of the blue bag), but the handles are a medium colored brown. I crochet a flower to attach to it, and put it on a pin so I could swap out the flowers when I wanted the bag to have a new look. After finishing the purple bag, I went back to a blue one that I had started a long time ago, and finished that one too. In the blue bag, I found a fabric made of the same color that has a swirl design to it. The pattern suggests using round handles, but I like the shape of these better- they naturally fit the shape of the bag. The bags are available in my etsy shop.