The Costermonger by Merchant & Mills 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 sample in the picture is made from waxed canvas.
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
Waxed Canvas, Mid-Heavy weight Cotton Canvas or Drill, Midweight Denim (8-14oz)
*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.
Finished measurements length 45cm, width 40cm.