The Costermonger Bag Pattern
The Costermonger Bag Pattern is a versatile bag pattern, designed to be worn as a backpack or tote shopper bag. A practical everyday bag take to the market, beach or a day out. As you fill up your bag with delicious produce take the weight of and swap from using as a tote to a backpack instead. Keeping your hands free for browsing.
Photographed sample made from Dry Oilskin.
Skill level: Beginner
Recommended Fabric: Dry oilskin, Mid weight denim (8-14oz), Drill, Oilskin, Mid/Heavy weight cotton canvas
Fabric Requirements: 80/ 98cm wide – 0.95M or 98/150cm wide 0.70M
Other items needed: Complete hardware kits also available to purchase (see drop down menu). Our kit includes: 2 x split cowhide leather straps 4 x 1″ sliders 8 x 9mm nickel rivets
Total measurements of finished bag: Approx. length 45cm, width 40cm.
Leather Strap Version:
Rivets or Chicago screws 8 x 9mm. Metal sliders 4 x 1″. Leather Strap 2 x 1″ x 89cm long. Split cowhide leather straps move the smoothest through the sliders. Matching thread.
Please note: please use a solid surface when inserting rivets so there is no movement. Hammer will be needed to set the rivets. Also a tool punch holes in the leather, revolving hole punch recommenced.
Webbing Strap Version:
Metal sliders 2 x 1″. 1.6m of webbing 3cm wide. Matching thread