Merchant & Mills Factotum Bag

Merchant & Mills


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Buy the Factotum Bag sewing pattern from Merchant & Mills. A neat cross body bag, small but copious, it has been designed to hold all your daily essentials. The Factotum is fully lined, with two front pockets and a zipped closure. You can use leather or webbing for the strap.

Note: A hardware kit for the Factotum Bag is available separately here, or bundled with the pattern here.

This sewing pattern is available to buy in the following formats:

– PAPER (next working day dispatch on orders and FREE UK delivery over £50)

– PDF (available to download immediately after purchase). What is a PDF?

– PDF pattern + Printed A0 copy shop (We print out the A0 pattern sheets, but you’ll need to download the digital instructions, as we don’t print these. The PDF files will be emailed immediately after purchase, and the A0 pattern sheets will be dispatched next working day). What is Copy Shop?

Suggested fabrics: Oilskin, dry oilskin, mid-heavy weight cotton canvas or drill, mid weight denim (8-14 oz).

Fabric requirements: All with or without nap.

Self: 80 cm (31 1/2″) wide fabric: 0.7 m (3/4 yd) // 100 cm (39 1/2″) wide fabric: 0.6 m (3/4 yd) // 120-150 cm (47″-60″) wide fabric: 0.5 m (3/4 yd).

Lining: 80-120 cm (31 1/2″-47″) wide fabric: 0.5 m (3/4 yd) // 140-150 cm (55″-60″) wide fabric: 0.3 m (1/2 yd).

Sizing: Finished measurements: Length 20 cm x Width 30 cm x Depth (widest point) 12 cm (8″ x 12″ x 4 3/4″).

Notions: Four rivets; two 2.5 cm (1″) metal loops; one 30 cm (12″) zip // View 1: leather strap, 2.5 cm x 92 cm (1″ x 36 1/4″) // View 2: webbing, 2.5 cm x 98 cm (1″ x 38 1/2″).

PDF pattern includes: Instructions; A4/US letter print-at-home pattern (12 pages); A0 copy shop pattern (1 sheet).

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Additional information


Denim / Corduroy, Heavyweight Cotton

Make time

All day

Sewing level



One Size

Pattern format

PAPER, PDF, PDF pattern + Printed copy shop (+£5.00)

PDF Printing

12 pages

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