The Jack Tar PDF

The Jack Tar PDF

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This copious bucket bag has space for an almost infinite amount of stuff. Make it in traditional British oilskin, sturdy canvas, cotton drill or denim. Fully lined with 3 divided internal pockets. The most useful of bags.

Finished measurements length 43cm, width 47cm.

All seam allowances are 1.5cm unless otherwise stated.

Skill level - beginner.

Fabric suggestions - Oilskin, Dry Oilskin, Mid-Heavy weight Cotton Canvas or Drill, Mid weight Denim (8-14oz) for the lining we suggest something like a simple cotton or Duck Canvas.

Paper vs PDF

If you order a paper copy you will be sent a printed version of our pattern. If you select PDF you are purchasing a digital file. You will be able to download your digital files five times. We recommend that you save your files so that you have them forever. PDF's will include a tiled, an A0 copy shop file and your instructions. The tiled file can be used on any home printer, and is compatible with both A4 and US letter paper. You just need to print out the sheets and stick them together following the guide. Alternatively you can send off the copy shop file to be printed full size; we can usually recommend someone in your area. If you are in the UK we would recommend either The Fold Line or Net Printer. The instructions can either be printed at home or simply follow along on your computer or phone.

You will need (in addition to your fabrics)

Matching thread.

Leather Strap 1" x 70CM.

Rivets approx 9MM x 4.

D Rings 2.5CM (1") x 2.

Magnetic Clasp x 1.

Webbing for Handle x 1m (optional)

When inserting the rivets we recommend using a very solid surface like a cement floor so there is no movement.

Fabrics pictured: (from left to right)

12oz Organic Stanley Tan

13.5oz Bull Denim 

Expedition Navy 

Yellow Dry Oilskin

Grey Dry Oilskin 


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