Merchant & Mills Costermonger Tote

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Buy the Costermonger Tote sewing pattern from 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.

Note: A hardware kit for the Costermonger Tote is available separately here, or bundled with the pattern here.

This sewing pattern is available to buy in the following formats:

– PAPER (next working day dispatch on orders and FREE UK delivery over £50)

– PDF (available to download immediately after purchase). What is a PDF?

– PDF pattern + Printed A0 copy shop (We print out the A0 pattern sheets, but you’ll need to download the digital instructions, as we don’t print these. The PDF files will be emailed immediately after purchase, and the A0 pattern sheets will be dispatched next working day). What is Copy Shop?

Suggested fabrics: Oilskin, dry oilskin, mid-heavy weight cotton canvas or drill, mid weight denim (8-14 oz).

Fabric requirements80 cm wide fabric (without nap): 1 m // 1 m wide fabric (without nap): 0.7 m.

Sizing: Finished measurements (taken flat): Length 46.5 cm x Width 45 cm.

NotionsTwo 2.5 cm (1″) wide leather straps, 89 cm long (or use 1.6 m of webbing); eight 9 mm rivets (for leather straps); 2.5 cm (1″) metal sliders, 4 for leather or 2 for webbing.

PDF pattern includes: Instructions; A4/US letter print-at-home pattern (16 pages); A0 copy shop pattern (1 sheet).

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Additional information


Denim / Corduroy, Heavyweight Cotton

Make time

Half a day

Sewing level

Confident Beginner


One Size

Pattern format

PAPER, PDF, PDF pattern + Printed copy shop (+£5.00)

PDF Printing

16 pages

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