I have two choices for my Everlasting Bagstopper (Knitty pattern) handles. Mint? The green & blue, or Cherry? The brown red ribbon. My plan is to have the ribbon come around the whole top of the bag, and also be the handles. I think that it will provide support to the top of the bag. It is an unstructured bag, I understand, at the same time I'd like the top to look as nice as possible. I guess to me, structured = nice & neat.
Has anyone thought about putting a lining in the bag? Would that just be too much? Maybe so.