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

Guest Post: Personalizing My Folkwear Patterns

Guest Post: Personalizing M...

June 11, 2021

by Whitney Remington As a beginner sewist, I used to think of sewing patterns as a strict set of shapes and...

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At the Hop Blouse

At the Hop Blouse

June 08, 2021

I have been thinking of my summer wardrobe lately - thinking about what I want to add to my summer staples. ...

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Folkwear 256 At The Hop RBG Skirt

256 At The Hop Skirt, A Can...

June 04, 2021

by Cynthia Anderson While the roots of the our 256 At The Hop pattern belong in the 1950’s, time moves forward...

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