I love how big this bag is! It fills my entire bike basket plus the purple paisley just makes me happy.
When I make another one I plan on doing the handles differently. I didn't really do them the way the book suggests and I'm not thrilled about the way mine turned out They aren't exactly "shoulder friendly" but that's OK - live and learn. (Could it be that I skimmed the directions and thought I understood? Not me.)
I didn't line my handles either. I checked Heather Ross' errata page so I knew I needed one yard of each fabric (instead of the .5 yard listed in the book) but even that wasn't enough. I had to piece my handle pieces, which was a bit of a pain since they were cut on the bias. But, since it was corduroy the seams don't really show. When I make this bag again (and I probably will) I will buy 1.5 yards just to make sure I don't have to piece the handles again. Oh yeah, and I'll pay closer attention to the directions.