Merchant & Mills Costermonger Bag pattern
The Costermonger is the essential market tote designed as a backpack. Fill it up with wholesome goodies, leaving your hands free to tickle your dog. This is a simple satisfying sew that uses little fabric so ideal for using up some of your stash or making as a present. The instructions show you how to make it with leather or webbing.
Finished measurements length 45cm, width 40cm.
All seam allowances are 1.5cm unless otherwise stated.
Skill level -beginner.
Fabric suggestions - waxed Cotton, Mid weight Denim (8-14oz), Canvas.
Fabric Requirements: (this is an unlined bag)
80 - 98cm wide - 0.95M
98 - 150cm wide 0.70M
Leather Strap Version:
Rivets 9MM x 8.
Metal sliders 1" x 4
Leather Strap 1" x 2
When inserting the rivets we recommend using a very solid surface like a cement floor so there is no movement. You will just need a hammer to set the rivets, but you will need something to make a hole in your leather.
Metal sliders 1" x 2.
Webbing 3CM wide x 1.6M.