Merchant & Mills – Costermonger

10,50

Merchant & Mills – Costermonger

10,50

Merchant & Mills – Costermonger

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.

Fabric Requirements: (this is an unlined bag)

80 – 98cm wide – 0.95M

98 – 150cm wide 0.70M

You will need: 

8 x 9mm rivets or chicago screws

4 x 25mm/1″ metal sliders

2 x 25mm/1″ leather strap 89cm long (if you are buying our leather straps they come about 145cm long so you will need two of these)

Matching thread

Suggested Fabrics:

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

*If you would prefer to use webbing instead of leather you would simply tuck it under the facing and top stitch it on the right side.

When inserting the rivets it is recommend that you should use 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.

Finished measurements length 45cm, width 40cm.

3 in stock

SKU: MMCostermonger Categories: ,

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Merchant & Mills Costermonger bag pattern is part of our Merchant and Mills fabric collection.

Carolyn Denham and Roderick Field are Merchant & Mills. They created their company in 2010 to elevate sewing to its proper place in the creative world, respecting the craftsmanship it entails. They produce a range of card patterns and really useful kits. In contrast to the pretty and flowery image of the average haberdasher, they present sewing of notions in stark and utilitarian packaging.

Merchant & Mills continues to grow steadily. They keep evolving and developing as experience and ideas demand. Carolyn and Roderick now travel the world in search of unique and beautiful fabrics, finding aesthetic and practical inspiration along the way. Their products are stocked in the world’s most respected outlets. The company also successfully collaborated with London’s V&A Museum and Alexander McQueen.

As a result, new patterns and products emerge. They are never rushed to market, but slowly developed to be exemplary, desirable and pragmatic.
Their ethos is to respect the roots of sewing, from trade to home dressmaking, as they inspire more people to find the satisfaction of simply making. To this end, they have published three instructive, illustrated books.

They took the decision to put style to work in their presentation and packaging, as a language that would attract the very people that had hitherto overlooked sewing. Equally they were determined to include the steadfast makers and menders who had continued regardless of current trends.

In supplying patterns, fabrics and tools that allowed the creation of a desirable functioning wardrobe, they offer a viable, wearable alternative to the indistinguishable options of the high street.

Carolyn Denham has a degree in Fashion design and has worked in New York, Italy and London.
Roderick Field is a respected photographer with works in the National Portrait Gallery.

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