The Red Cross Apron Bag or ‘Ditty Bag’, as it was commonly known, was used for both field and personal items by soldiers during the first and second world wars. This example can be worn as a small apron tied around the waste, or tied around the shoulder. These bags were made and filled by volunteers who would pass them on to soldiers being treated at Red Cross Hospitals. On occasions where a soldier would have areas of their uniform cut away such as pockets, the Ditty bag could also be on hand to transport any personal items that they were carrying.

The Red Cross provided a lifeline for soldiers and refugees throughout the first and second world war, by donating food and making items such as scarves, quilts and various items of clothing.

The DENIM APRON BAG has been made from a 10oz gray weft denim and which can be adjusted using the brown herringbone twill draw cord mechanism. The bag features a reinforced single large apron pocket, one-size waist lashings, single needle construction and bar tack reinforcements.

  • 10 oz. Gray Weft Denim
  • Cotton Sewing Thread Construction
  • Made in Japan