Merchant & Mills : Right to Roam Rucksack Pattern

$23.95 CAD

Claim your right to roam with this fine rucksack on your back.
Make it in traditional British oilskin or a sturdy canvas.
Fully lined with 3 divided internal pockets.
The pattern includes a cross-body bag as an alternative.

Skill Level: Intermediate

Finished measurements: H 46.5cm, W 45cm

Suggested Fabrics:
Main: oilskin or a sturdy canvas
Lining: a simple cotton, or a duck canvas will give it more body and stability.
*See images for fabric yardage requirements.

Additional Supplies:

  • 1.10m x Leather Strap 1.3cm (1/2″) handle and shoulder straps
  • 1.00m x Leather Strap 1.8cm (3/4″) pocket straps
  • 6 x Eyelets approx 1 – 1.20cm diameter
  • 18 x Rivets approx 9mm
  • 1.00m x Cord for drawstring
  • 2 x Buckles 1.3cm (1/2″)
  • 2 x Buckles 1.8cm (3/4″)
  • 1 x Magnetic Clasp

Cross Body Bag

  • 0.40m x Leather Strap 1.3cm (1/2″) handle
  • 1m x Leather Strap 1.8cm (3/4″) pocket straps
  • 1m x Leather Strap 2.5cm (1″) shoulder strap
  • 17 x Rivets approx 9mm
  • 2 x Buckles 1.8cm (3/4″)
  • 1 x Buckles 2.5cm (1″)
  • 1 x Magnetic Clasp
  • 2 x D-rings 2.5cm (1″)

Note: If you source leather for the straps, ensure they are sturdy but thin enough to curve through the buckles. Merchant & Mills recommends their split cowhide leather straps and not their veg tan.

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.