Claim your right to roam with this fine rucksack on your back. Make it in traditional British oilskin or a sturdy canvas, and fully lined with 3 divided internal pockets. The pattern includes a cross-body bag as an alternative.
The sample in the picture is made from Olive Dry Oilskin and all hardware can by found in the ‘Nickel Hardware Kit’. Please look in suitable fabrics for the suggestions by Merchant and Mills, for the lining they suggest something like a simple cotton, or a duck canvas will give it more body and stability.
Please note you need to use our split cowhide leather straps and not the veg tan. These are thinner so will work much better with the buckles. If you use the brass roller buckles by Merchant and Mills, it is recommended to do a row of 4 holes in your leather because of the large circular prong part on these buckles. This will ensure that the circular part of the prong pushes completely through.
Pattern Errata: Pattern piece 10 (handle): The gap between the rivet holes should be 6cm on each side. It is currently 5cm on one side and 6cm on the other.
This is an intermediate pattern.
FABRIC REQUIREMENTS AND HARDWARE – RUCKSACK
FABRIC REQUIREMENTS AND HARDWARE – CROSS BODY BAG