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2020 Spring Sale, 15% off everything when you order by phone before 15th February - 01264 781665

Welcome to OARSUM, the home of "Build a Bag". All sailcloth products are stitched by using the traditional sail maker zigzag stitch and using genuine sail maker thread. All handles are made from high quality webbing or nautical rope to provide extra strength and support. The dimensions are approximations. All our products are unique and handmade in Hampshire, Great Britain.

You have the opportunity to design and personalise your products with a selection of initials, images or national flags to give it its own individuality, along with its practical and durable qualities. We incorporate the features and small blemishes within the recyclled sailcloth, such as rivets or patterns, to create our unique designs and to reflect its nautical history.

IF you have any questions please do call us on 01264 781665 or email:

Ordering Products

 All products are hand made to order. Once an order has been received allow 10 days for delivery. All payments are taken via Paypal including credit cards. Or for help or any questions call 01264 781 665


All products are unique as they are handmade from recyled sailcloth where possible and as a result no two items will ever be identical.

Once ordered we dispatch your item via Royal Mail within 2 weeks of ordering.

No returns can be accepted as each product has been bespokely made for each order and may have been personalised.

Sailcloth is a very strong material however as it is recycled and as a result can't guarantee the integrity and strength against damage. We do not recommend our bags are placed in the hold of aircraft, if they are we suggest the handles are tied together.

Should you wish to complain on service or quality please put it in writing with photographic evidence and sent to Each case will be reviewed on a case by case basis and we will do our best to resolve any issue. The mangament decision is final.

Please contact us if you have any questions

Upcoming Events

Including Badmington, WealdenTimes Midsummer Fair, Women's Henley Regatta, Barns Fair, CarFest South to name a few

Client Comments

Just a note to say that our lovely windbreak arrived yesterday and we are really thrilled with it! Thank you so much for getting it off so promptly. Much appreciated! We can't wait to get it down to our beach hut at Wells next the Sea. Thank you again awesome Oarsum!

I have just opened the post and I am writing to thank you for Simon's bag, SMB.  I have to say he is very pleased with it and I thank you for making it right.
Really, a  huge, HUGE thank you.
I wish you well and thank you again.  I am happy to recommend such an outstanding level of customer service, which, sadly, is all too rare these days.  I shall definitely return for more.
May you go far - or even further!
Very best wishes, and thanks again.


Meant to let you know that I got the chairs and think they are great. Thank you


I just received the bag I ordered for my son with the British and Indian flags. It looks fantastic and I hope my son gets years of use from it.
Thanks to Mr Griffiths for the advice at the Cranbrook Fair for advising on colours.
Best wishes,


Thank you for the AWESOME Duvet bag you sent. It was absolutely perfect and Bryan love it.
Will be ordering more stuff as daughter has just bought a new sailing boat
All the Best



The AWT Deckchair has arrived, thank you so much - it is a big hit.  Thank you.



Just to say that the deckchair arrived safely yesterday.It looks great!!! Now my brother and sister-in-law can enjoy the sunshine sitting in matching deckchairs.Thanks again