Welcome to Folkwear

Express your creative style with the clothes you make and wear! Since the 1970s, Folkwear patterns have been used by 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

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How to Make Bias Binding & ...

March 01, 2021

by Cynthia Anderson Learning how to make bias tape for binding is a liberating skill and one every sewist should...

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Bolivian Milkmaid's Jacket made modern

Bolivian Milkmaid's Jacket ...

February 12, 2021

When we made the 124 Bolivian Milkmaid's Jacket in a PDF pattern last year, I fell love with it.  The...

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