RH004 — 12th through 16th c Peasant Man

(1 customer review)


Medieval Peasants’ Outfit sewing pattern



Buy everything you need to be Medieval in one easy pattern!

Based on our research, peasants (that is, common farmers and shepherds) were wearing almost the same clothing from the 12th through 16th centuries.  From manuscript illuminations, books of hours, and the sketchbooks of famous painters like Holbein and Dürer comes evidence that peasants wore the same style of functional, easy-wearing clothing for the better part of three centuries.

Buy our full-size paper pattern for Western European Peasant Men.  It includes patterns for the tunic, leggings, hood or coif, drawers, and shirt shown in these illustrations and based on extant archeological examples.

Fits chests 34″-54″. All Sizes in one envelope.

Suggested Fabrics:
wool for tunic, hood and leggings
linen for shirt, coif and drawers

Yardage Requirements: 
tunic — 3 yds at least 60″ wide
shirt — 2 yds at least 60″ wide
drawers — 2 yds at least 60″ wide
leggings — 2 yds at least 60″ wide
hood — 1 yd at least 60″ wide
coif — 1 yd at least 60″ wide


Let us help you! At Reconstructing History, we want to see you wearing the best garments you are capable of making. Email us at and we will answer any questions you might have.

Additional information

Weight 0.50 g
Type of Product

Paper Pattern, Downloadable

1 review for RH004 — 12th through 16th c Peasant Man

  1. Harlie Des Roches (verified owner)

    I bought this pattern because I needed to make a hood, TONIGHT, and I liked having all the other bits available for later use. The hood went together like a dream. THANK YOU, RH!

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