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

Photo of Molly in Everyday 210 Armistice Blouse

210 Armistice Blouse Made f...

July 28, 2021

In this blog post the 210 Armistice Blouse will undergo a few simple modifications to turn it into an everyday...

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Photo of Folkwear 210 Armistice Blouse

The 210 Armistice Blouse......

July 23, 2021

The Folkwear 210 Armistice Blouse is typically associated with the romantic aesthetic of the Edwardian period. However, there is more...

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Photo of Model in Folkwear 131 Tibetan Chupa

The 131 Tibetan Chupa Sew A...

July 13, 2021

This is DAY THREE of the Chupa Sew Along. To start at the beginning, click here to see Day One....

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