The Costermonger
The Costermonger
The Costermonger
The Costermonger
The Costermonger
The Costermonger
The Costermonger
The Costermonger
The Costermonger
The Costermonger

The Costermonger PDF

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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. The instructions show you how to make it with leather or webbing.

Finished measurements length 45cm, width 40cm.

All seam allowances are 1.5cm unless otherwise stated.

Skill level -beginner.

This PDF pattern is made up of 1 A0 page and 19 A4 pages.

Fabric suggestions - 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.

Paper vs PDF

If you order a paper copy you will be sent a printed version of our pattern. If you select PDF, you are purchasing a digital file which will be stored on your account to be downloaded at any time. PDF's will include a tiled, an A0 copy shop file and your instructions. The tiled file can be used on any home printer and stuck together and is compatible with both A4 and US letter paper. Alternatively, you can send off the copy shop file to be printed full size; we can usually recommend someone in your area. If you are in the UK, we would recommend either The Fold Line or Net Printer. The instructions can either be printed at home or simply follow along on your computer or phone. 

You will need

Fabric Requirements: (this is an unlined bag)

80 - 98cm wide - 0.95M

98 - 150cm wide 0.70M

Leather Strap Version: 

Rivets 9MM x 8.

Metal sliders 1" (we recommend using these) x 4

Leather Strap 1" x  2 (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.

Matching thread.

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. 

Webbing Version:

Metal sliders 1" x 2. The sliders you need will slightly depend on the webbing you use, if you are using our plain webbing or Long Road webbing these loops work the best.

Webbing 3CM wide x 1.6M. We recommend our Long Road, or Plain Webbing.

Matching thread.

Fabrics pictured: (from left to right)

Yellow Organic Cotton Dry Oilskin

Prince of Wales Cotton Dry Oilskin - out of stock

Grey Organic Cotton Dry Oilskin


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