Pinning the side seams for stitching (right sides together).
Attaching the handle, this was stitched to the side panels and the top of the front panel stitched down over the top of the handle ends, you can see where I have pinned the handle into place on the right.
I added a magnetic clasp and decorative ceramic button.
To give an idea of scale...
I have already "moved in", here is the inside full of my junk... the 3 compartments are going to be really useful.