Merchant & Mills Orton Bag

Merchant & Mills


Add to Wishlist
Add to Wishlist
Be the first to review!

Buy the Orton Bag sewing pattern from Merchant & Mills. A marvellous oversized tote bag with options to make it with self handles (same fabric as body), webbing handles or leather handles. You can make the bag lined or unlined.

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

– 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 fabricsOilskin, dry oilskin, cotton canvas or drill, denim, linen.

Fabric requirementsNote these are tight lays. Measure your fabric and take care with fabrics with a deep selvedge.

View 1 – Bag with self handles (without nap): 80 cm wide fabric: 1.5 m // 130 cm wide fabric: 0.9 m // 150 cm wide fabric: 0.8 m.

Views 2 and 3 – Bag with webbing or leather handles (without nap): 80 cm wide fabric: 1.45 m // 130 – 150 cm wide fabric: 0.8 m.

Lining (all views, without nap): 80 cm wide fabric: 1 m // 130 – 150 cm wide fabric: 0.5 m.

Sizing: Finished measurements (taken flat): Length 55 cm x Width 62 cm.

Notions: View 2: 3.5 m of webbing // View 3: 1.4 m of 2.2 cm leather strap; rivets.

PDF pattern includes: Instructions; A4/US letter print-at-home pattern (10 pages for unlined, 13 pages for lined); A0 copy shop pattern (1 sheet for unlined, 1 sheet for lined).

If you’re looking for more maker inspiration, check out the latest sewing pattern reviews from the sewing community. We also have a sewing blog to keep you up to date with all the news from the world of sewing.

Additional information


Denim / Corduroy, Heavyweight Cotton, Linen

Make time

Half a day, All day

Sewing level

Absolute Beginner, Confident Beginner


One Size

Pattern format

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

PDF Printing

10 pages (unlined), 13 pages (lined)

Sewing pattern reviews (0)

Average rating:

No ratings