I chose a geometric upholstery fabric for the front panel and a black cotton canvas for the back. For the bottom trim and the bottom of the bag I used black leather. The lining is in a black cotton.
My version of the Bonnie bucket:
- I cut both the front & back panels as one piece, instead of sewing 2 panels together.
- I used black leather scraps I had for the bottom strip and bottom panel of the bag. I used a thin smooth goat skin (from Cuirenstock.com)on which I fused a sturdy interfacing.
- I skipped the zipper for the double welt outer pocket.
So, here it is. It turned out beautifully. And it came together in an afternoon. I absolutely love the fabric and with the leather bottom it looks so professional. I love it !