Since I have a lot of projects that include leather, I had lots of scraps lying around including hardware (like the grommets). I've had this faux light brown suede since last summer and haven't done anything with it since so I knew it was time to use it for something. This bag was inspired by a few purses I've seen in pictures on Pinterest. You know, the ones that don't link to an online store to purchase or get a better glimpse of.
This project began with a few sketches and evolved as I started sewing. First I cut the main shapes of the bucket from the leather as well as the lining scrap fabric (two rectangles and a circle) then the geometric shapes for the design. I attached the grommets using a hammer and weaved a leather cord through the holes. After that I sewed the liner and attached it to the inside of the bag and finished it off with a strap.