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Costermonger Backpack (Pattern only)

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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.

Finished measurements: length 45cm, width 40cm.

Skill level: Beginner

All hardware for this pattern can purchased in the Costermonger Hardware Kit (click here).

Fabric Requirements: (this is an unlined bag)

80–98cm wide fabric – 0.95M

98–150cm wide fabric - 0.70M

If Making the Leather Strap Version, you will also need:

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.

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. 

If Making the Webbing Version, you will also need:

Metal sliders 2 x 1″. 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.

1.6m of webbing 3cm wide. We recommend our Long Road, or Plain Webbing.

Matching thread

Suggested Fabrics:

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

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