I Finally got ahold of some olive green heavy canvas and can start constructing my roll-top rucksack. It will be day-trip/overnight/commuter bag. Fairly simple with canvas construction, leather strapping and brass hardware. This is my first attempt at bag making, so we’ll see how it goes.
I think I may wax the canvas with an equal blend of beeswax and paraffin wax for waterproofing.
The lighter weight, untreated canvas shown in the picture is for prototyping (it’s cheaper to screw up than the heavy weight cotton canvas). Once I have the design/pattern down, I’ll construct the final version with the olive green canvas.
I’ll post progress as it moves along.