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

How to Make Authentic Ruching Trim

How to Make Authentic Ruchi...

May 14, 2021

by Cynthia Anderson Creating our own trim is something we generally do not consider taking the time to do as...

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How To Transfer Embroidery Designs to Fabric

How To Transfer Embroidery ...

May 11, 2021

Many Folkwear patterns include embroidery designs - to add traditional embroidery to folk garments and to add period embellishments to...

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Last Minute Mother's Day Ideas

Last Minute Mother's Day Ideas

May 06, 2021

Mother's Day is coming up for those of us in North America, and we have some great Folkwear ideas for...

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