The TN31 Parka

Merchant and Mills


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Buy the TN31 Parka sewing pattern from Merchant & Mills. The TN31 is a relaxed and versatile interpretation of the classic fishtail parka. Lined or unlined, it can work for all seasons. It has side pockets, front welt pockets, a back vent and optional drawstring waist.

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

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

Suggested fabrics: Dry oilskin, oilskin (lined version only), tweed, woollens, cotton drill, cotton canvas, waterproofed cottons and linens. Using something like oilskin will ensure it keeps its structural shape, but it would look equally good in something more slinky like a Tencel twill. // Ribbing neckline: Use rib that stretches by half again. // Lining: Barrier lining (if making the oilskin version), brushed cotton, cotton poplin, medium weight slip lining in viscose or acetate.

Fabric requirements: All for fabric without nap.

Unlined parka (main): 120 cm wide fabric: 3.15 – 4 m // 140 cm wide fabric: 2.65 – 3.2 m // 150 cm wide fabric: 2.45 – 2.85 m.

Unlined parka (pockets and drawstring casing): 120 cm wide fabric: 0.4 – 1.55 m (you will need to add a seam to the centre back of the casing for sizes 10-18) // 140 – 150 cm wide fabric: 0.4 m.

Lined parka (main): 120 cm wide fabric: 3 – 3.25 m // 140 cm wide fabric: 2.55 – 3.1 m // 150 cm wide fabric: 2.3 – 2.85 m.

Lined parka (lining): 120 cm wide fabric: 3 – 3.1 m // 140 cm wide fabric: 2.3 – 3 m // 150 cm wide fabric: 2.05 – 2.75 m.

Ribbing: 0.15 m.

Sizing: UK 6 – 18. Please check the size chart and finished garment measurements.

Notions: Matching thread; six buttons, approx. 17 – 22 mm; 3.2 m of drawstring cord; 0.75 m of fusible interfacing for lined version.

Note: The TN31 Parka Hood Addition, available directly from Merchant & Mills, gives you the relevant pattern pieces to make a hood for the TN31 Parka. There are two options: you can either make a hood that is detachable with buttons or a hood that gets sewn in. The addition is an add-on only. You must already have the TN31 Parka pattern to use the addition. Click here for more information.

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Additional information


Heavyweight Cotton / Twill / Gabardine, Linen, Wools / Suiting

Make time

One to two days, All weekend or longer

Sewing level



UK 6 / US 2 / EU 34, UK 8 / US 4 / EU 36, UK 10 / US 6 / EU 38, UK 12 / US 8 / EU 40, UK 14 / US 10 / EU 42, UK 16 / US 12 / EU 44, UK 18 / US 14 / EU 46

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