About our Merchant and Mills Pattern Factotum Bag:
Who does not like a good bag! There’s no chance of getting this confused with anyone else handbag and you can style it as you like. Use some repurposed oilskin, canvas or even an old sail, find some interesting lining and you’ll be in love with this one. We’ve also got the kit with the leather and all the accessories to go with it, or use some of your own. The zip closure makes it great for going on adventures with and you can make the strap long enough to cross over your body or shorter, if you prefer the over-the-shoulder look.
More details about our Merchant and Mills Pattern Factotum Bag:
- Skill level; Intermediate
- Suggested fabrics – oilskin, dry oilskin, mid-heavy weight cotton canvas or drill, mid-weight denim (8-14oz). For the lining we would suggest using either our 5oz organic dry oilskin, half panama cotton, or barrier lining.
- When inserting the rivets we recommend using a very solid surface like a cement floor so there is no movement.
- The nickel loops, leather and 30cm zips are available in the “kit” section – see ‘related products’.
Why do we love Merchant and Mills?
There are some brands that inspire creativity. Merchant & Mills is top on our list. Their purpose is to make (or more precisely get YOU to make) clothes, not fashion. In curating and designing patterns, fabrics and tools, they make our fingers itch to start deisgning, cutting and making. The two creators behind the brand are Carolyn Denham, who has a degree in Fashion design and has worked in New York, Italy and London and Roderick Field, a respected photographer with works in the National Portrait Gallery and keeps the look of the brand through his gorgeous product photos.