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
The sample in the picture is made from Yellow Dry Oilskin, which can be found here.
The grey check fabric is called Prince of Wales check which can be found here.
The other grey fabric is Grey Dry Oilskin which can be found here.
Fabric Requirements: (this is an unlined bag)
80 – 98cm wide – 0.95M
98 – 150cm wide 0.70M
Leather Strap Version:
Rivets or chicago screws 8 x 9mm
Metal sliders 4 x 1″ we recommend using these
Leather Strap 2 x 1″ x 89cm long (if you are buying our leather straps they come about 145cm long so you will need two of these). We find the split cowhide leather straps move the smoothest through the sliders.
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.
Oilskin, Dry Oilskin, Mid-Heavy weight Cotton Canvas or Drill, Mid weight Denim (8-14oz)
All hardware, leather and fabric suggestions can be found by clicking on the ‘suitable fabrics’ tab.
Finished measurements length 45cm, width 40cm.