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Right To Roam (RTR) Rucksack Pattern

Merchant & Mills

$ 18.00


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

Please note you need to use split cowhide leather straps and not the veg tan. These are thinner so will work much better with the buckles. If you are using brass roller buckles, make a row of 4 holes in your leather. This will ensure that the circular part of the prong pushes through completely.

Recommended Fabric

 

The sample in the picture is made from Olive Dry Oilskin. For the lining we suggest something like a simple cotton, or a duck canvas will give it more body and stability.

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.

Finished Measurements: H 46.5cm, W 45cm

FABRIC REQUIREMENTS AND HARDWARE - RUCKSACK 
  Amount Needed
Self 96 - 110cm wide with or without nap 1.35M
Self 120 - 150cm wide with or without nap 1.10M
Lining 96cm wide 1.15M
Lining 110 - 150cm wide 1.00M
Leather Strap 1.3cm (1/2") handle and shoulder straps 1.10M
Leather Strap 1.8cm (3/4") pocket straps 1.00M
Eyelets approx 1 - 1.20cm diameter 6
Rivets approx 9mm 18
Cord for drawstring 1.00M
Buckles 1.3cm (1/2") 2
Buckles 1.8cm (3/4") 2
Magnetic Clasp 1
FABRIC REQUIREMENTS AND HARDWARE - CROSS BODY BAG
  Amount Needed
Self 96 - 110cm wide with or without nap 1.10M
Lining 96cm wide 1.15M
Lining 110 - 150cm wide 1.00M
Leather Strap 1.3cm (1/2") handle 0.40M
Leather Strap 1.8cm (3/4") pocket straps 1.00M
Leather Strap 2.5cm (1") shoulder strap 1.00M
Rivets approx 9mm 17
Buckles 1.8cm (3/4") 2
Buckles 2.5cm (1") 1
Magnetic Clasp 1
D-rings 2.5cm (1") 2

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