Merchant & Mills Costermonger Bag pattern
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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

Matching thread.

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.

Webbing Version:

Metal sliders 1" x 2. 

Webbing 3CM wide x 1.6M. 

Matching thread.

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