I found another shortcut while I was making one of them. Normally I leave the bottom of the lining open in order to turn the project right side out and then sew up the opening afterwards. In reading the instructions for a similar pattern the person sewed up both bag bottoms and pulls everything through the handle. I tried that through the shorter handle and it worked! No more hand-sewing for me!
I also make a big zipped bag for myself using the same fabric and lining that I used to make a smaller one a couple of years ago.
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