Welcome to Folkwear

Express your creative style with the clothes you make and wear! Since the 1970s, Folkwear patterns have been used by individuals who want to reconnect with their culture, as well as film, theatre and dance costumers, historic reenactors, art-to-wear aficionados, and anyone who enjoys sewing and dressing in classic clothes. Our detailed patterns help you to create clothing that is timeless, unique and useful. We include historical and cultural information in all patterns, tips and tricks for construction and ideas for customizing your Folkwear pattern to suit your body, lifestyle and fabric choices. We have many patterns available in downloadable PDF versions, and are adding more every month. Whether you are an enthusiastic beginner or an experienced sewist, you'll find something to love in Folkwear sewing patterns.

Our extensive blog posts concerning our patterns and sewing history or tips is a resource we are proud to share. Visit our blog here.

Join our Folkwear Sewing Patterns facebook group here to meet others who enjoy sewing with traditional and historical patterns.

From the Blog

Up Close Photo of Apron Pocket

Cynthia's Cookie Apron Sew ...

December 01, 2021

By Cynthia Anderson Today I am going to start a sew along for Cynthia's Cookie Apron.  This sew along will...

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Folkwear's 2021 Holiday Gift Guide

Folkwear's 2021 Holiday Gif...

November 23, 2021

I can't quite believe that the holidays are upon us.  We have again this year, compiled a Folkwear Holiday Gift...

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Free Pattern: Oven Mitts

Free Pattern: Oven Mitts

November 22, 2021

Victorian kitchens combined the technology of the industrial revolution with the latest frivolities popularized by ladies’ homemaking magazines. This oven...

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