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

Piping Making Basics

Piping Making Basics

October 26, 2021

by Cynthia Anderson Making piping is not difficult, and piping can add lots of interest and dimension to your hand-sewn...

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Folkwear 503 Poiret Cocoon Coat Pattern Cover

Folkwear 503 Poiret Cocoon ...

October 15, 2021

by Cynthia Anderson Today we are starting a three-day sew along for our 503 Poriet Cocoon Coat!  This coat has a simple...

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143 Japanese Michiyuki Fabric Suggestions

143 Japanese Michiyuki Fabr...

October 12, 2021

Our 143 Japanese Michiyuki pattern is a versatile and elegant piece that can be styled for a variety of functions....

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