I often get inspiration for accessories from clothing construction. I like to think of the handle casings for the Britta Hoopster Basket as little collars folded over embroidery hoops. Here's a close-up of how they're constructed:
Step 11 (from the Britta Hoopster Basket Pattern instructions) The handle casing is sewn to the basket, right sides together, keeping the handle casing lining free.
Step 15 After the lining is sewn to the basket and turned right side out,
the handle casing lining is hand-sewn to the basket lining.
Step 15 (cont.)
Step 15 finished
Step 15 (finished)
Step 16 Fold the handle casing over the embroidery hoop and hand-sew the handle casing to the lining.