Then sewed it together and cut close up to the seam to prepare for the bias tape:
But of course I then realized I bought single-fold bias tape; but to wrap around something, like an edge, you need double-fold. When I'm rolling on a project I just want to keep going - so I sewed two pieces of single-fold together to make some makeshift double fold. I'm not good at attaching bias tape - and this had a curve, even trickier - you can see where I messed up - oh well. (this happened in several spots - some are just off-camera)
So, in the end it was a quick project but I want to make another one - I know I can do a better job. I think I would switch which fabrics I use - put the red dot under the chicken where the handles go. And get the right kind of bias tape, and go slower around the edges so I don't get wrinkles. Or maybe I'll make a square shape or something.