The Costermonger by Merchant & Mills

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.


Available in the following formats:

  • PDF: Includes instructions, A4 tiled print at home, and A0 files
  • PDF + A0 Printing: Includes the PDF file as above and A0 printing



Fabric Recommendations

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

  • 80 – 98cm wide – 0.95M
  • 98 – 150cm wide 0.70M


Leather Strap Version: 

Rivets 9MM x 8.

Metal sliders 1″ x 4

Leather Strap 1″ x  2.

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,

Webbing 3CM wide x 1.6M.

Matching thread.


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