Costermonger Bag Pattern - Merchant & Mills
This pattern has been created by the inspiring British sewing supply company, Merchant & Mills. 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. You can find the hardware kit to accompany this pattern here.
Fabric Requirements: (this is an unlined bag)
80 – 98cm wide – 0.95M
98 – 150cm wide 0.70M
You will need:
8 x 9mm rivets or chicago screws
4 x 25mm/1″ metal sliders
2 x 25mm/1″ leather strap 89cm long
Oilskin, Dry Oilskin, Mid-Heavy weight Cotton Canvas or Drill, Mid weight Denim (8-14oz)
* We found split cowhide leather straps move the smoothest through the sliders
*If you would prefer to use webbing instead of leather you would simply tuck it under the facing and top stitch it on the right side.
When inserting the rivets use 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, such as a leather hole punch or awl.
Finished measurements length 45cm, width 40cm.