Merchant & Mills The Costermonger Bag Pattern


The Costermonger is the essential market tote designed as a backpack. Fill it up with wholesome goodies, leaving your hands free for some belly rubs for your dog. This is a simple satisfying sew that uses little fabric, making it ideal for using up some of your stash or making as a present. The instructions show you how to make it with leather or webbing for the straps.

Finished measurements length 45cm, width 40cm.

All seam allowances are 1.5cm unless otherwise stated.

Skill level -beginner.

Fabric suggestions - Oilskin, Dry Oilskin, Mid-Heavy weight Cotton Canvas or Drill, Mid weight Denim (8-14oz). 

Fabric Requirements: (this is an unlined bag)

80 - 98cm wide - 0.95M

98 - 150cm wide 0.70M

Leather Strap Version: 

8 Rivets -9MM.

4 Metal sliders -1" 

1" leather strap-1.5 yards

Webbing Version:

Metal sliders 1" x 2. 

1.75 yards Webbing -1.25" wide