Here is my finished fake-a gamo! (Click on image to enlarge)
I opted not to put the curlicue fringe on the bottom, and I left the edges of the bamboo handles exposed because I like the look better. Thank you to all and especially to Kate for emailing me the pattern--I would never have had the tenacity to deconstruct this pattern on my own. I love the resulting handbag and I love Craftster for being there to share it with the world. What's next? I'm thinking of a Fakeagamo throw pillow--with the curlicue fringe all around the sides!