Merchant & Mills – Right to Roam Bag Pattern

15,00

Merchant & Mills – Right to Roam Bag Pattern

15,00

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.

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Merchant & Mills Right to Roam 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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