Folkwear is hiring!

We are hiring a Creative Assistant

Part time (up to 20 hours), hourly rate $20/hour, negotiable depending on experience.

Role Overview

Folkwear has grown significantly in the last several years and we are hiring a Creative Assistant to join our team to help continue our growth in this dynamic and creative sector of the craft industry.  We are looking for a creative person with a great work ethic and ability to work in a team to help write pattern instructions, create sewing samples, format and create downloadable patterns, create tutorials and videos, and help with social media marketing.  We have a fun office with flexible work conditions and hours, and with some potential for working from home.  Folkwear is located in Fairview, NC, about 6 miles southeast of Asheville. 

Primary Tasks:

  • Cutting and sewing samples and muslins of new (and old) patterns
  • Creating tutorials for sewing techniques used in our patterns (some of these are hand sewing techniques)
  • Creating videos for Folkwear’s YouTube channel (tutorials, etc.)
  • Writing and editing instructions for sewing patterns
  • Illustrating sewing pattern instructions
  • Formatting, writing, and editing PDF patterns
  • Creating content and posting on social media

Basic Qualifications:

  • Self-motivated, works toward deadlines successfully, positive, reliable
  • Advanced garment sewing skills; helpful to have some fitting experience
  • Proficiency in Word and other Microsoft Office tools such as Excel,
  • Working knowledge of Adobe Illustrator and other Creative Suite programs such as InDesign and Photoshop, though we are also willing to train
  • Basic photography and videography skills
  • Excellent writing skills


To apply, send cover letter and resume or CV to by November 15 (midnight, EST).