The Jack Tar by Merchant & Mills

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.

Available in the following formats:

  • PDF: Includes instructions, A4 tiled print at home, and A0 files
  • PDF + A0 Printing: Includes the PDF file as above and A0 printing



Fabric Recommendations

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.

See final image for fabric requirements.


  • Matching thread
  • 25mm leather strap x 70cm (we recommend split cowhide).
  • 1 x magnetic clasp
  • 2 x 25mm D rings
  • 4 x 9mm rivets
  • Webbing for Handle 1m (optional)

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


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