Find your strap loop pieces and thread them through the loops at the end of your straps, wrong sides together, and pin to the purse body as directed.
(note: If you are making a single handle version of the Tina Purse, follow the instructions in the pattern and attach the handle a little later in the construction)
Now lets work on the lining and zipper.
Find the lining pieces. Sew each of the 4 darts (2 on each lining side) to create the bottom contour of the purse. Press the darts.
If your zipper is 18" long, we will cover the end of the zipper with a decorative stop. You can trim away any excess zipper tape. If you were unable to find an 18" zipper and your zipper is longer, close the zipper and cut the end of the zipper so it is 18" long.
Let's create the zipper stop. Cut a square from one of your fabrics 2" x 3". Press under 1/2" on each end so the piece is now 2" x 2".
Following pg 17 of the pattern, fold the square right sides together and stitch the sides to make the zipper stop the right size.
Add the facing lining piece to the seam you just sewed and stitch across the zipper again as directed.
Find your lining piece. Place the lining piece right side up, lay the zipper on top of the lining piece with the lining facing down. The lining piece should be a couple inches longer than the zipper facing, that's correct as the zipper will 'float' in the center of the purse. I eyeballed the center, but you can use a tape measure to check the center if you wish!
Following the pattern directions, repeat this seam on the other side of the zipper/lining. Your lining should now look like this.