The Costermonger Sewing 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.
Skill level; Beginner
Fabric Requirements: (this is an unlined bag)
80 – 98cm wide – 0.95M
98 – 150cm wide 0.70M
See also Costermonger Hardware Kit.
Leather Strap Version:
Rivets or chicago screws 8 x 9mm
Metal sliders 4 x 1″
Leather Strap 2 x 1″ x 89cm long
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, we recommend a revolving hole punch.
Metal sliders 2 x 1″.
1.6m of webbing 3cm wide.
Oilskin, Dry Oilskin, Mid-Heavy weight Cotton Canvas or Drill, Mid weight Denim (8-14oz)
Finished measurements length 45cm, width 40cm.