Merchant & Mills Jack Tar Bag

Merchant & Mills


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Buy the Jack Tar Bag sewing pattern from Merchant & Mills. This copious bucket bag has space for an almost infinite amount of stuff. Fully lined with three divided internal pockets, it’s the most useful of bags.

Note: A hardware kit with all the hardware and leather you need to make the Jack Tar Bag is available here.

This sewing pattern is available to buy in the following formats:

– PAPER (next working day dispatch on orders and FREE UK delivery over £50)

– PDF (available to download immediately after purchase). What is a PDF?

– PDF pattern + Printed A0 copy shop (We print out the A0 pattern sheets, but you’ll need to download the digital instructions, as we don’t print these. The PDF files will be emailed immediately after purchase, and the A0 pattern sheets will be dispatched next working day). What is Copy Shop?

Suggested fabrics: Oilskin, sturdy canvas, cotton drill or denim // Lining: Something like a simple cotton or duck canvas.

Fabric requirementsAll without nap.

Main: 80 cm wide fabric: 1.15 m // 115 – 120 cm wide fabric: 0.9 m // 140 – 150 cm wide fabric: 0.75 m.

Lining: 80 cm wide fabric: 1.1 m // 102 – 120 cm wide fabric: 0.75 m // 136 – 150 cm wide fabric: 0.55 m.

Sizing: Finished measurements: Length 43 cm x Width (taken in the round) 94 cm.

Notions2.5 cm (1″) leather strap, 0.7 m; four rivets; two 2.5 cm (1″) D-rings; one magnetic clasp; webbing for handle (optional), 1 m.

PDF pattern includes: Instructions; A4/US letter print-at-home pattern (20 pages); A0 copy shop pattern (1 sheet).

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Additional information


Denim / Corduroy, Heavyweight Cotton

Make time

All day

Sewing level

Confident Beginner


One Size

Pattern format

PAPER, PDF, PDF pattern + Printed copy shop (+£5.00)

PDF Printing

20 pages

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