TAFA: The Textile and Fiber Art List | Folkwear Patterns
  • Image Not Found On Media Library
  • Austrian Dirndl – Folkwear Patterns
  • Rosie the Riveter - Folkwear Patterns

Folkwear Patterns

Main Site: 


Molly Hamilton of Folkwear - Fariview, North Carolina, USA

Molly Hamilton of Folkwear – Fariview, North Carolina, USA




Facebook Pattern Sewing Group (Show, Tell, Support)





One of the oldest independent pattern companies in the U.S., Folkwear has been providing sewing patterns based on authentic ethnic and vintage garments since the 1970s.  Folkwear patterns are versatile enough to be used for authentic costuming as well as for making unique every-day-wear.  Folkwear offers over 90 sewing patterns for ethnic and vintage garments such as kimono, Old European wear, western wear, and retro dresses. Folkwear patterns lend themselves well to embellishment from smocking to embroidery to quilting, with many patterns including instructions for these types of handwork.  The patterns can help you expand your sewing skills and creativity – and are fun and easy to use.  Each multi-size pattern includes full-size pattern pieces ready to trace or cut out.  Cutting, sewing, and construction techniques are clearly explained and illustrated.  Historical lore is also included in most patterns, setting the garment in its own time and place.

Look for Folkwear patterns at independent sewing and fabric stores, and online at www.folkwear.com.

Folkwear patterns are used by theater costume designers, historical reenactors, fashion and textile instructors, and individuals who love to sew their own unique clothing.  Folkwear sells patterns to retail clients through their website, and wholesales patterns to over 100 shops and stores worldwide.

Folkwear is located in western North Carolina, near Asheville, and is run by Molly Hamilton – a sewer, wife, mother-of-four, and entrepreneur.




We believe that ethnic and historical garments have a lot to offer in the way of inspiration, imagination, and design details, as well as aesthetic and functional beauty. When you combine historic or ethnic styles with modern materials and innovative fabrication, the resulting garments become unique expressions of the maker’s vision. Folkwear is proud to contribute one element to each maker’s creative process.

We love hearing from our community!

Feel free to comment! Also, we merged two sites into one. Please report any broken links you find on this page here so that we can fix them.

%d bloggers like this: