Below is a photograph of the two ditty bags side by side. The blue was MK 1 and the red MK2. I'm personally favouring MK 2. It is neater all round. I think my ancestors would approve more of version MK 2.
I have written in an earlier blog about how I went about making the bag including details of measurements and alterations I would make (have made) if I were to do it again.
Under the photo below, I have put a little more about the history of ditty bags that I have researched off various internet websites for those of you who are interested in such things.
- seam rubber
- sail hook
- case with needles
- wax blocks and/or horn full of grease
- fids of assorted sizes
- balls of twine
- sewing mallet
- and often, a fancy little serving board