In a Nutshell
His favorite messenger bag had torn fabrics around the grommets where the straps are clasped in. The grommets were replaced and the torn fabrics were patched and reinforced to prolong its life.
The main materials for this Repair project are a pair of fashion grommets with no teeth (unlike the original set, which eventually shredded its surrounding fabric fibers), canvas remnants, and fusible weft interfacing. Hand sewing notions complete the tool list.