It's probably not the kind of bucket you're thinking about. Yesterday I finished a big black bucket bag (14"w X 12"h X 6"d). I made it specifically for a church bag. I have to take a lesson manual, scriptures, and things for the kids to do on top of my own personal items. So I needed a lot of room. I wanted something that would be durable and winter-ish. I chose a suede cloth for the bottom and a polka dot corduroy for the top. I saw this blue cotton and had to have it for the lining.
Here is the finished bag. I'm sure I'm going to use it a lot. I had some ribbon I wanted to use on the outside to make a bow but the ribbon was too thin to stand up to this huge monster bag. Maybe I'll get to use it some other time.
It of course has pockets. They are BIG too. I'll get lots of stuff in them.