I love the look of the big rings on this bag. How are the straps connected through them?
Mouseinmypocket -- the straps are sewn in by the side seams. It kind of creates a gathered effect when there is weight in the bag. The idea came from here and they give a pretty good description of how to do it! As well as a free pattern: http://www.allpeoplequilt.com/projects-ideas/bags-pillows/cinch-it-tote_1.html
The cinch approach is popular on Mulberry bags too, so you're in good company! Cute fabric and I also like the big rings