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Jack Tar Bag, Thursdays, September 27 & October 4, 6 - 8:30 pm
Mimi Loughney

Jack Tar Bag, Thursdays, September 27 & October 4, 6 - 8:30 pm

Article number: CLA-JACKTAR20180927
Availability: In stock (3)

Skill Level: Beginner, Ages 18 and up

“Jack-tar” is an old British slang term for a Navy sailor. Make a bag sturdy enough for ocean fare and large enough to carry all you’ll need for a day out or overnight. In this class you’ll learn how to work with heavier fabrics, read a pattern, and install hardware.


  • Pattern required: Jack Tar Bag pattern from Merchant and Mills
  • Outer Fabric: 1 yard (recommend waxed canvas, canvas, denim, twill)
  • Liner Fabric: 7/8 yard (recommend quilting-weight cotton)
  • 1 magnetic snap
  • 2 1” D-rings
  • 1” wide 27” long leather strap
  • 4 leather rivets
  • Webbing for short handle (optional) 1 ⅛ yd
  • Denim Needle size 16/100 or 18/110
  • 1 spool All Purpose Polyester thread (recommend Mettler Metrosene)
    CLASS PREWORK: Please cut out your paper pattern pieces prior to class. We will cut fabric together in class.

All supplies are available for purchase at Modern Domestic.
Please purchase supplies in advance of your class. Make sure to pre-wash your fabric in advance of class. This prevents possible fabric shrinkage that could otherwise make your finished garment too small. If you plan to shop for supplies the day of your class we recommend arriving at least 45 minutes early.

What is a “Beginner” class at Modern Domestic?
You’ve taken a class or two and are starting to get comfortable with the basics. You know what a seam allowance is, you’ve sewn a little on your own, but you still need a little help with remembering how to thread the machine and wind a bobbin. These classes usually have little if any homework to complete outside of class time. The prerequisite for any Beginner class is a Sew Basics class, Learn to Sew class, or equivalent. This skill level is not for people who have never used a sewing machine before.

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