1C64 Luxury Bleached - 100% Linen Fabric - Medium (5.3 oz/yd2) - 0.60 Yard, Width 58"

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Bleached color is achieved by "stripping" the natural pigment out of the fibers( just like you would with bleaching hair). What you are left with is a very soft shade that is just ever so slightly an off-white color. 
Bleached is the basics of any project and loves being dyed. It is actually what we use to dye the colors. A truly versatile base and a must-have addition to your fabric repertoire.

A finer quality 5.3 ounce medium weight 58 inch wide 100% linen that is woven with finer threads, and an increased thread count. The higher thread count makes 1C64 shrink less and gives this linen a very smooth and luxurious look and feel, earning it the moniker "luxury linen".

Fabric specifications:

Article 1C64 Luxury
Content 100% Linen
Width 58 inch
Weight 5.3 oz/yd2
Thread size warp 23.8
Thread size weft 23.8
Thread count warp 49
Thread count weft 49

Customer Questions and Answers


Maureen: would you send me your tutorial on natural dyeing? Or maybe post a link? Thank you.

Mary • January 10, 2023
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We have a comprehensive series on our blog on Natural Dyeing, you can view them all by searching "Natural dyeing" on our blog, The Thread, or visiting this link: blog.fabrics-store.com/?s=Natural+dyeing&post_type=post

Lauren • January 10, 2023

About how much can I expect this to shrink? I want to make a bath sheet with it. What percentage do I need to add for shrinkage? Thanks!

Heidi • July 5, 2023
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Hello, This fabric's approximate shrinkage is 7% when washing using our recommended methods.

Lauren • July 5, 2023

Is this one perfect for a tablecloth please?

Julie • July 6, 2023
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Yes, this is an ideal fabric for a tablecloth

Lauren • July 6, 2023

I don't know anything about dying linen, but could you dye this linen sparkling white for an altar cloth?

Eileen • May 12, 2023
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Hello, it is quite difficult to 'dye' fabrics brighter whites, you will need to look into an optical brightener. Otherwise, there is a similar medium weight fabric, IL019, which is optic white.

Lauren • May 12, 2023

What is the max amount of yards we can order in on reem or not cut. I'm looking to make curtains for big slider doors. Thanks

Sarah • March 17, 2023
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Depending on the linen our rolls sizes are approximately 50 yards. If you are inquiring about the 1C64 then it would be 50 yards on one roll.

Maureen • March 17, 2023

How does FC64 differ from IL19?

Celeste • August 14, 2022
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There is a helpful article on our blog that explains the differences, this is the link blog.fabrics-store.com/2009/02/10/a-limited-time-sale-on-finer-quality-medium-weight-linen/

Maureen • August 14, 2022

Do you have any information on future availability of the 1c64 Optic White Luxury Finish?

Cheslava • June 24, 2024
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I'm sorry we do not have an ETA for this fabric's restock at this time.

Lauren • June 24, 2024

Is this the fabric most similar to organdy? Is it the best one to use for a bridal trousseau? Would handkerchief linen IS020 be a better choice? Thanks Lauren!

JOAN • October 16, 2023
Lauren profile image F|S Team

The IL020 fabric is made of fine linen threads and has a smooth hand. It isn't as sheer as Organdy, but is the closest you'll get in our 100% linen fabric.

Lauren • October 16, 2023

Can this bleached linen take natural dyes or do I need to find an unbleached version?

Nausheen • April 21, 2024
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We recommend dyeing our fabrics on the bleached fabric since this is what we also use as our base for our dyed fabrics. It gives the most color accurate and brilliant results.

Lauren • April 21, 2024

Would like to know if this is 100% flax linen?

Stephanie • November 15, 2022
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Yes it is

Maureen • November 15, 2022
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Hello, Does this Linen need to be mordanted for natural dyes? I have been doing flower bundling and natural dying with your Linen and they take the color beautifully, but I do scour and mordant... Thank you for your time, Nancy

Nancy • September 11, 2022
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Please look to your email, I will send a tutorial for natural dying that will be helpful.

Maureen • September 11, 2022

I should add that the link to get the dyeing instructions is toward the bottom of the homepage.

Josefine • September 11, 2022

I don't think you need to scour, just wash. But you will have to use mordant to get a long-lasting dye. I am getting this from the dying instructions I got from fabrics-store.com. You can get a PDF sent to you if you click on the link at the bottom of this website.

Josefine • September 11, 2022
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This is special linen - very fine & smooth. I use it for special makes. The only possible negative is that it was difficult to thread-straighten.

Kimberly • January 13, 2024
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Great Fabric

I now have every style & weight of F-S's linen & I love them all. I've made curtains with IL020 but this weight is perfect for all-season apparel; for me this means dresses. Don't hesitate to buy this.

Kimberly • October 20, 2023
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smooth, beautiful

I think I prefer this to the softened version, because I view all linen with an eye to counted thread work. The unsoftened versions are crisper and the threads are better defined. For garments, however, the softened versions are nice.

Lisa • February 21, 2023
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Top quality fabric, I highly recommend it

I loved the weight and the slight silkiness to this fabric. I used Shibori hand tying dye techniques on mine

Tonya • October 22, 2022
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Found it!

High quality linen at a reasonable price. It us encouraging that I can find quality linen for my sewing interests. If they can keep us in business, then we can keep them in business.

Joseohine • August 7, 2022
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Modified FS Premium Catriona Blouse pattern using 1C64 Bleached. I had 1C64 Bleached in my stash- it's perfect! I cut out the front as 2 pieces with 2 inches added to each piece for the button placket. I also cut 2 inch wide pieces for the facing. I lengthened the sleeves 3 inches this time for a bracelet length sleeve and kept the length shortened 2 inches. In the pictures I am also wearing pants in the Sara FS free pattern (pleats converted to darts) in 4C22 Prestige.

Lyn • May 14, 2024

I made top (JoAnns) and skirt. The skirt is from FS.com in heavy. I love the ease of use with fabric and we've found if you put some dryer sheets in dryer for a 5-10 min spin you get less stinking. .... #addictedtolinen Best healing fabric! MJ

MJ • February 1, 2024

Arguably, my favorite thing about this pattern is that the only speed bump with linen (so many wrinkles!) essentially doesn't exist given its bias drape. Any time I wear a linen dress cut on the grain, it tends to immediately crease; but given that the grain is diagonal, it stays looking beautiful and crease free the whole time!

Kelsey • September 25, 2023

I love the asymmetrical quality of this blouse made in your lovely IC64 bleached linen. It looks great with black slacks and fits like a dream. I made this with Simplicity pattern S9106.

Jeannette • October 26, 2022

I designed this cropped peasant top using a shibori hand tying dye technique. This linen took the dyes beautifully. Top available at The Fitting Room Mpls MN google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&url=thefittingroommpls.com/&ved=2ahUKEwjxjvejifX6AhVphIkEHevfAaoQFnoECBcQAQ&usg=AOvVaw07icowzXfAm-j_vl3TAm2X

Tonya • October 22, 2022
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