Merchant & Mills TN31 Parka

Merchant & 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.

Note: You can add a hood to the TN31 Parka using the TN31 Parka Hood Addition (sold separately).

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:

Self: 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.

Lining (optional): Barrier lining (if making the oilskin version), brushed cotton, cotton poplin, medium weight slip lining in viscose or acetate.

Ribbing neckline: Use rib that stretches by half again.

Fabric requirements: 

Unlined jacket self (without nap): 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 jacket lining (pockets and drawstring casing) (without nap): 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 cm wide fabric: 0.4 m // 150 cm wide fabric: 0.4 m.

Lined jacket self (with or without nap): 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 jacket lining (without nap): 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 (approx. UK 6 – 16/18, based on our standardised size chart). Please also check the designer’s size chart and finished garment measurements.

Notions: Six buttons, approx. 17-22 mm; 3.2 m of drawstring cord; 0.75 m of fusible interfacing for lined version.

PDF pattern includes: Instructions; A4/US letter print-at-home pattern (50 pages for jacket, 35 pages for lining); A0 copy shop pattern (4 sheets).

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Additional information


Heavyweight Cotton, Linen, Wools

Make time

All weekend or longer

Sewing level

Intermediate, Advanced


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

Pattern format

PAPER, PDF, PDF pattern + Printed copy shop (+£7.00)

PDF Printing

35 pages (lining), 50 pages (jacket)

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