Merchant and Mills - The Costermonger Bag
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. Finished measurements length 45cm, width 40cm. The sample shown is made in various oilcloths, which we stock in-store (but not online).
Sizes: 6-18 (UK)
Recommended fabric: Oilskin, Dry Oilskin, Mid-Heavy weight Cotton Canvas or Drill, Mid weight Denim (8-14oz). Note: split cowhide leather straps move the smoothest through the sliders and 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. We stock some of the hardware over in our haberdashery section.
See images for sizing and fabric requirements.