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.

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Fabric Suggestions for 129 Japanese Hapi and Haori

Fabric Suggestions for 129 ...

May 14, 2019

For formal occasions or everyday layered dressing, either jacket in this pattern offers a special touch to any wardrobe. Simple...

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The Haori and Hapi - history and details

The Haori and Hapi - histor...

May 10, 2019

The Haori is a lightweight coat that was traditionally worn several ways by different groups of people.  Even today is an...

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