My bag is felting as I type!
I decided on a knit i cord handle and found these cool rings for hardware (found them on an old purse in my purse stash). The two rings in front do not have clips or anything, they're merely weights so the flap stays down. I didn't want to have to fumble with a latch when reaching in my bag.
But I think that's the best part of this pattern... you can customize the closure and handle to whatever you like... or use whatever you have!
Anyway, here's the pre-felting photos. Click on them for the full size.
Post felting pics to come soon!