Merchant & Mills Field Belt Bag PatternRegular price £7.08
The Field Belt is designed to carry all of your travel essentials neatly around the waist leaving your hands free for chopping logs or pointing at historical buildings. The bag is fully lined.
- Tissue paper pattern in card envelope with instructions.
- This is a one size fits all pattern
- All seam allowances are 1cm
- Skill level: beginner
- One size only
- Finished measurements: length 22cm and width 17cm
- Oilskin/oilcloth, medium to heavyweight canvas or drill, medium-weight denim (8-14oz)
- Main bag 80cm x 30cm
- Lining 50cm x 30cm
- 12.5mm/1/2″ leather strap 38.5cm (we recommend split cowhide)
- 25mm/1″ leather strap minimum 1.1M (we recommend split cowhide)
- 1 x 12.5mm/1/2″ roller buckle
- 1 x 25mm/1″ roller buckle
- 6 x 9mm rivets or chicago screws
- You can look at Merchant and Mills’ site for hardware, or we recommend Ray Stitch
Note: 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.
Wash your fabric before making, on a cycle that matches your fibre and fabric construction – generally no more than 30˚c, and with mild detergent.
M&M recommend pre washing your denim before sewing. Putting a large piece of medium-heavy weight denim into the washing machine can sometimes lead to white creases in the denim because it is a stiff fabric so it doesn’t have room to move around. Pre-washing also ensures you remove any further fabric shrinkage (most fabric manufacturers state 3-5% additional shrinkage, or for our denims it will be approximately 2.5cm in the length only).
We recommend doing the following to avoid creasing, and to prevent shrinkage after making:
- Wash your denim on its own for the first wash. You don’t need to use detergent if you don’t want to, and you can even just use a rinse cycle
- Wet the fabric first before putting it into the drum if you can
- If you can break up your denim fabric into half this will help. Or if you have your pattern already you may be able to break it into smaller parts by looking at the lay plan – leave some wiggle room!
- For the first wash use a delicate 30 degree cycle with a low spin
- If any white creases develop, ironing whilst still damp will help
- Do not tumble dry (general rule of thumb is not to tumble dry denim anyway)
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