In a perfect world you could just click and purchase ANY Folkwear pattern anytime you want. Unfortunately, it doesn't always work that way. We get questions all the time about older Folkwear patterns that are not currently in print. We have about 20 to 25 patterns that we don't offer in our shop and are no longer in print.
We know many of our older patterns are hot items at estate sales and antique stores and eBay. If we could, we’d have every pattern available in every size and every version. We’d also have perfectly clean, well-stocked sewing studios where little elves brought us tea and cookies every afternoon, but that’s a whole different fantasy.
So, why don’t we make every pattern that Folkwear has ever published available right now? The reason for each pattern is different, and some patterns have multiple reasons we are not yet bringing them back. Here's a little bit about the current process and difficulties of printing because sometimes that is relevant also. Some reasons we don't have a pattern in print right now:
What should you do if there is an out-of-print Folkwear pattern that you would love for us to reissue? Well, the first thing is to let us know by adding the pattern number to our "Wish List". We are always looking for input and letting us know the patterns you are seeking can help us make decisions about which patterns to bring back!
Tell us which patterns you are looking for right here. We love hearing from you and learning what you want to sew (and how you sew).
September 15, 2023 6 Comments on Why Is This Pattern Out Of Print? An explanation...