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India-inspired patterns

HennaGrrl | Posted in Patterns on

Does anyone know any good resources for sewing patterns from other cultures? I love clothing from India, but it’s all fairly expensive. I would like to try constructing some simplified Indian-style garments. (I’m a novice but up to the challenge. 🙂
~ Note: I’m not interested in making belly dancing costumes. ~
Anyone have any resources for international patterns? Thanks!
– Christina

Edited 12/18/2006 1:33 am ET by HennaGrrl

Edited 12/18/2006 1:34 am ET by HennaGrrl


  1. jatman | | #1

    Hi HennaGrrl!

    There are some patterns at this site that might help you:


    I have never ordered from them before so I can't really tell you how quick, etc. they are.  Good luck! 

    Post pictures when you're done?


    Edited 12/18/2006 1:43 am ET by jatman

  2. NovaSkills | | #2

    The Folkwear line of patterns has all cultures, and I know they have Indian, as I have some of them. Britex Fabrics in San Francisco was where I last bought one, but I have noticed there is a website. Google "Folkwear patterns" and I think you'll get somewhere.

  3. NovaSkills | | #3

    Well, the ethnic pattern website has the very ones I meant....so now you know there are several sources. Duh! Coulda looked there first, couldn't I?

  4. HennaGrrl | | #4

    Thanks for the folkwear resources! I'll definitely check em out and Britex in San Francisco as well. (I'm in Sacramento and have heard amazing things about that store.)

    And I'll be sure to post pics of my attempts. As soon as we get past X-mas, I'll be able to devote some serious time to this project. The holidays are so nuts!

    Seasons greetings to all the stitchers.

    - Christina

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