Stage 2 - the next step was to top stitch the outside edge. But I wasn't sure I wanted it to be plain straight top stitching, so I've added a row of decorative topstitching near the top of the bag. I used a beautiful metallic embroidery thread.
Now for the origami part of the bag. I am ready to fold the corners together, slip stitch the sides and add the rings and cord or ribbons to make the ties. I haven't found the "perfect" ties yet, so I'm not sure what the finished product is going to look like. But hopefully I'll finish it up this week.