IL020 BLEACHED - 100% Linen - Light (3.7 oz/yd2) - 0.70 Yard

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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.

At a lighter weight of 3.5 ounces this 100% linen is woven with finer threads to give it a smoother appearance. Referred to as lightweight or handkerchief linen, this fine, but surprisingly sturdy linen brings new meaning to the term "sheer elegance".

Fabric specifications:

Article : IL020 Handkerchief
Content : 100% Linen
Type : BASIC
Thread size warp : 33.3
Thread size weft : 33.3
Thread count warp : 57
Thread count weft : 44
Color : BLEACHED
Weight : 3.7 oz/yd2
Width : 58 inch
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Lisa profile image Great for handkerchiefs
Reviewer: Lisa

I'm making handkerchiefs out of this fabric. I did one as a sample and it is great - nice and soft. This would also work for a shirt or bedding.

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CM
I don't know.
Reviewer: Cheryl

Never received this item. I ordered it with my name (Cheryl Masters) and my sister's address.It was never received by either of us. Her name is Phyllis Bradley and her address was on the order. We're still trying to figure out where it went. Neither of us received it.

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Maureen

We are showing that both orders were returned to us , marked by the carrier as unable to deliver and refunded to your original payment method. i will email you directly to discuss reordering the items.

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WL
Lovely fabric
Reviewer: Wendy

I am thrilled with the fabric. I live in Canada so I understood that I would pay for shipping and in US dollars. However, on top of that, I had to pay over $20 for duties before the item was delivered. This certainly adds to the cost. Thanks!

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ML
Absolutely Beautiful
Reviewer: Melinda

I'm making some Elizabethan style shirts out of this and it is a DREAM to work with and to wear. Highly recommend!

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MS
Linen Magic!
Reviewer: Marion

So I purchased a lot of this linen when F-S had an awesome sale, never ever had I sewn with linen before. I searched for some pattern and came across this beautiful top from Love Notions. I've made 3 tops out of the linen with this pattern and LOVE LOVE LOVE the look and feel of this fabric. Great product!!

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RY
Unreal!
Reviewer: Rita

I have never worked with such ease of sewing and feel! I made pants and they are wonderful to wear.

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PB
Exquisite linen fabric
Reviewer: Pamela

This linen is exquisite. I ordered 3 yards to make baby clothes, the week after our son, daughter-in-law, and little stepson broke the news to us. Very speedy shipment and arrival- I got my order within five days. It was neatly folded and wrapped in plastic. The price is amazing for this fine quality fabric. I did a zigzag stitch around the fabric edge to prevent raveling and washed to accommodate any shrinkage. It actually shrank very little and came out of the dryer very soft, perfect for baby clothing. It was a pleasure to sew the little vest from this linen, and I am so pleased with the final project. I will probably add some embroidery, and I can imagine from the feel of the fabric how well it will lend itself to machine embroidery (or even hand embroidery, for that matter). Very pleased with my purchase

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AB
So Beautiful!
Reviewer: A

I love the crispness! Light seems to emanate from this Linen! It is Pure Beauty! A Nightgown is planned and Slips as Underskirts. Slight ruffle at bottom edge to "peek through" varying hem lengths. Thank You FS!!! Always!!!

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KE
Wonderful Scarves
Reviewer: Kim

I've made dyed scarves out of this linen. The fabric took the reactive dye beautifully and made gorgeous scarves!

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CQ
Luscious
Reviewer: Cheryl

There's no other word for this fabric....just luscious!

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CS
Love this material
Reviewer: Cheryl

I sew medieval clothing for myself and my family. This fabric is lovely and light for the under clothing. Perfect next to the skin.

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MM
Soft And Smooth
Reviewer: Martine

Love it so much had to order more! After initial washing it was so soft. I had this great idea to make boxer shorts as I'm part of a linen group on fb and have gotten several orders already. I also made your basic tank and am using it as a sleep top. So comfortable and cool in this hot weather.

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AC
Beautiful fabric
Reviewer: Amy

This was very nice, crisp linen. I made a dirndl blouse with large puffed sleeves, and it was the perfect fabric for this project!

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CK
Glad for this fabric source
Reviewer: C

This is a lovely, soft fabric that can be used for a variety of items. I have purchased many yards of the linen on this site and have not been disappointed with any of it. I have shared this site with others who had not found it themselves. I enjoy working with this particular fabric and making and wearing clothing with it.

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JF
Handkerchief linen
Reviewer: Janet

I've in the garden since it's arrived but intend to get to it today. If it is anything like the other linen I have purchased, it will be a dream to work with. I am hoping to make some linen pillowcases and maybe embroider on them. Love your fabrics and your quick turnaround.. Janet

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ST
Love it
Reviewer: Shari

This is by far the nicest handkerchief linen I have ever purchased. It washes beautifully, sews up great, hangs great and dyes beautifully. Linen is my go to fabric, and I have bought from many sources, but fabric-store linen is the best.

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MS
So glad to have an opportunity to relearn needle arts.
Reviewer: Marilyn

The fabric is great. I'm learning needle work; as a child I my grandmother and great-aunt created so many lovely things in this way. They sat me done with both demonstrated and being my teachers. Anyway, I will get better and learn the nuance of the art. Thank you

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EN
Perfect for my Tina Givens Lillian Shirt
Reviewer: Elizabeth

This linen was perfect for my Lillian tops - I made 2! It is see through so I will need to wear someone underneath but no problem. I hVe received many complaints! It washes well too! 5 plus stars!

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WC
Bleached Light weight linen
Reviewer: Wendy

Just lovely! can't wait to put it to good use. The selection and prices of the linen here is the best. I will continue to shop and create.

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BL
A beautiful, and beautiful quality, linen
Reviewer: Barbara

This was beautiful stuff and a delight to hold and 'finger.' The weight is light and the drape will be wonderful. I have no particular plans for this fabric yet but I do garment sewing and quilting. It is eligible for both categories. I am excited about maybe making a breezy top or tunic with it, as many customers have talked about how cool it is to wear and I live in a hot climate. And I may try dying it, as I bought it in white. Haven't washed it yet but I haven't ever known a linen that didn't come out of the dryer wrinkled so we shall see. My local fabric store sells an almost identical weave of lightweight linen for about $18 a yard, so this is a screaming bargain by comparison.

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BF
Delicious fabric!!
Reviewer: Barb

I love linen and couldn't resist ordering this fabric. I was not disappointed when I received it. It's beautiful to see and such a soft hand....I have no idea what this will turn into, but I was so impressed that I ordered the stonewashed slightly heavier linen....which should come today! I'm thrilled to find a source for beautiful linen.....Great product and service.....

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VB
Good quality linen
Reviewer: Victoria

I have not sewn any of the linen yet, however, I was happy with the quality. I found customer service to be helpful and pleasant and that is what determines whether or not I make a second purchase of anything. I will be ordering again.

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KM
Pure Indulgence
Reviewer: Kathy

After buying my first batch, I had to buy another one. This is a lovely, soft and elegant fabric, with multiple uses. I bought some Rit dye, and tried a couple of samples, one a golden yellow, and an indigo. Both tests took the dye really well, with no blotches. Due to the lightweight nature of the fabric, the colours tended to be "romantic" rather than bright, but very beautiful. I may need more fabric and dye! I also have some other weights, including IL 019, also a stunner.

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Milou profile image Homemade Wedding Dress
Reviewer: Milou

I'm a hobby seamstress, having made about half a dozen garments in the past year -- just enough skill & experience to make my own wedding dress in Spring 2021. It was a wrap dress with flutter sleeves, looked like a garden party style, not a heavily fitted or decorated dress as is currently trending (not my style or skill). FS was very helpful with fabric recommendations while I was still figuring out design details. IL020 Bleached worked very well, a good weight for a (slightly unorthodox) nuptial dress, and very pleasant to work with. Seams were mostly finished on overlocker, a handful were folded under and top-stitched. In the bright Southern sun, Bleached was a very slight off-white (my mother described it as "fresh farm milk"). My cotton batiste lining was too lightweight & sheer by itself (I bought it online, too last-minute), so I also wore a nude half-slip. Pre-washed the fabric on eco-warm (without detergent), followed by low tumble-dry; probably twice over. This was following FS advice after I forgot to purchase the Softened version of the fabric. It worked very well. Dress pattern is modified from Simplicity, and sleeve pattern from Seamwork. I plan to dye the dress indigo within the next year & decorate it with Sashiko embroidery.

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JC
As wonderful as all the reviews said
Reviewer: Jane

I bought this to make a slip for summer wear. It is such lovely fabric that I decided to wear it as a tunic instead! Or maybe also. Really, it was just wonderful when it arrived, and I did wash it to preshrink. It came from the dryer just as soft as one could hope. Easy to sew and a completely positive experience! What a value!

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CD
Lovely
Reviewer: Cathy

I purchased 10 yards of this scrumptious light fabric with nothing particular in mind to make. I ended up using it for curtains in my daughters new home main bedroom. She absolutely loves the way they allow diffused light to come through but retain privacy. They are very light and breezy, just lovely. She has now requested curtains for her guest room. Guess I'll be ordering more soon!

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MJ
Really lovely fabric!
Reviewer: MaryEllen

This is beautifully made with lovely drape and hand. I just made the duster "robe" from the free patterns section and I love it! I also use it as a pool cover up. I just bought it in black to make another!

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BL
Seems lovely!
Reviewer: Beth

Haven't washed it yet. Plan to make pillowcase sets for gifts.

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PD
Very Nice!!!
Reviewer: Paula

Total honesty, I expected garbage at the price point. I got 10 yards of beautifully spun and woven linen fabric! I'm so happy!!!! I live in SC in the US. Summer, pre-Summer, and post- Summer are hot with high humidity. Nothing is better than linen! Usually, I pay about $20 per yard for this quality. I'm so happy!!

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LH
Very pleased
Reviewer: Lena

Less than a week, door to door, to Sweden! Nice quality, very well packed, Very pleased with this!

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Yvonne profile image A very happy Valley girl!
Reviewer: Yvonne

I love your fabric store! Your linen is the absolute best! I'm working on a project now and it is a dream to sew. I too have bought many samples from the doggie bin. I'm in love, the colors, the quality... There's just not enough hours in the day. I'm so inspired by your look books, I don't want to sleep!

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TS
Looks like I’m the only person EVER to be disappointed
Reviewer: Tammy

I wasn't pleased with this fabric. It was dirty and looked like the ended of the roll. Maybe that's why it was discounted? IDK but after being excited to try it and spending over $100 on it I had expected better. I know I could try and ship it back and go through the harassment of attempting to wrangle a refund, but I think I'll just donate it instead. The whole experience has been very disappointing. I'm glad not everyone has had my experience.

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Maureen

We have a very lenient return policy that allows for a return for refund or exchange within 30 days of purchase. Once we are notified that your linen was received damaged, we would ask for a photo to determine if this happened in transit so we can notify the carrier and file a claim. At the same time we will make arrangements to send a prepaid label to return the linen so you do not have to pay to return the damaged linen, this is part of our posted policy regarding returns. I will email you this information so that we can resolve this issue immediately so that you do not have any further upset regarding your purchase with us.

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NT
Delightful, so versatile!
Reviewer: Nina

I purchased several yards of this for multiple projects. It takes dye beautifully and vibrantly!! Don't be fooled by how sheer it looks in hand, this is a really sturdy weight and makes excellent high quality shirts and dresses. Will definitely purchase more when I run out!

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George Ann profile image Wow! This is fabulous linen!!
Reviewer: George Ann

I bought 8 yards at a "too good to believe" sale price! I do a lot of historical clothing, but I had no project in mind, just thought it would be handy to have. I didn't realize it was 58" width! And it is absolutely gorgeous fabric!!! I have been a professional seamstress for over 40 years. I will definitely be a regular customer from now on!

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Brigitta profile image Lovely, super easy pillowcases.
Reviewer: Brigitta

I washed and dried the linen leaving it a bit damp and gave it a quick ironing. Folded the linen in half matching the selvage edges. I put a pillowcase on top of that and added one inch for the seam allowance. I cut the fabric with pinking shears. To keep the fabric from fraying I also finished the outside edge of the seam with a zig zag stitch. I folded the selvage edge over twice and sewed a straight seam. I love the pillowcases. I wash them, fluff them in the dryer for a few minutes. Give them a shake and hang to dry the rest of the way. For some reason they don't wrinkle. I live in Las Vegas and it is so nice to have a linen pillowcase in the heat.

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JM
So happy!!
Reviewer: Joedda

I have looked for this lightweight linen for years . Every time I thought I found it , I was disappointed. I wasn't sure about this product either when it arrived. But I washed it 3 times and it's PERFECT!! Will definitely order more!!

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WP
Handkerchief Linen
Reviewer: Wanda

This linen is absolutely beautiful! This was my second order from Fabric store and they are great! Fast shipping as well.

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RP
Brilliant Customer Service
Reviewer: Raewyn

The light linen has a nice soft handle, a delicaye slub, and just sheer enough for the slip I plan to make with it. I have yet to wash the linen but believe it will sew well and wear nicely into a forever garment. I was extremely impressed by how swiftly the order arrived, how well packed, and the friendly correspondence throughout the purchasing. Highly recommend Fabric Store.

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AB
Pure Luxury!
Reviewer: A

A rich, dreamy, creamy, shade of slightly off white. Simply Beautiful! A Wonderful hand! Not sure what I'll make just yet, but want to have these Gorgeous Linens in my repertoire, to be "Sew Ready" when the time comes!

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DG
Luxurious linen!
Reviewer: Debi

I have not yet produced anything from the linen, my plan is a jacket. Having been called in to substitute I find myself with backed-up projects any retired person should have finish by now! My My brain keeps creating but... hopefully after this week I can catch up and send a jacket photo soon.

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LK
My favorite linen
Reviewer: Lelia

IL020 is my favorite go to linen as it is perfect for all the wearable art I create. I am a fabric dyer. This winter I worked on "snow dyeing" because we had plenty of snow, I love the mystery of how the colors are going to move and blend. I have not yet made any of my dyed pieces into garments but they will be used for scarves, tops, dresses, vests, and jackets.

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EO
You Can't Go Wrong
Reviewer: Eva

This linen is wonderful for all kinds of projects from clothing to curtains! I just finished curtains for my sewing room which turned out beautifully. I will be making dresses for my granddaughters next. Great buy!

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AB
Exquisite linen
Reviewer: Amy

This linen is perfect for so many projects. It's high quality, soft, and easy to cut and sew. It presses well. The linen is lightweight but not flimsy, and being white, it's transparent. Following the advice of another reviewer, I zigzagged the cut edges, washed it twice in hot water and dried it in the dryer. Came out perfect. So far I've made two pillowcases and plan to dye the remaining yardage to make curtains and a blouse. I highly recommend this linen.

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ES
Scarves for a red head
Reviewer: Elizabeth

My fair skinned red headed daughter loves her big scarves in the winter. She is planning on going to the beach, so I got this to make her some over sized scarves for her trip. Easy to work with and she loves them. Took me just over an hour to make two.

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LE
Where do I begin?
Reviewer: Linda

I came across this website by happenstance. Boy am I glad! I live in Corpus Christ TX and it gets HOT! I decided to change out my wardrobe for linen. Best idea ever! It sews like a dream and looks just beautiful. This weekend I am working on tank tops and night gowns with the IL020. Did I mention that I bought a lot of differant weights of linen because the sales were just too good to pass up? My orders come to be quickly and in good condition. Always excited when I see the package at my doorstep. Yeah, last week I made a bedspred with the medium weight for the Summer months. Okay that's enough, I have to get back to sewing!

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CP
A versatile linen with a lovely feel
Reviewer: Catherine

This linen does not disappoint. It makes wonderful garments, is easy to work with and washes beautifully. I keep ordering more! I have dyed it with natural dyes and it looks lovely! Worth every penny for excellent-quality linen.

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BH
Great linen
Reviewer: Bonnie

I love this fabric. It washes beautifully and is perfect for so many uses.

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ED
Nice cloth
Reviewer: Eli

Nice cloth but not what I needed and too expensive to send back. Buying online can be dangerous. Nice people though! Willing to try to help me find what I want by sending samples. Love to deal with this kind of business.

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LC
Bleached linen
Reviewer: Lourdes

I love the fabric is beautiful thank you

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Patti profile image Wonderful sleepwear
Reviewer: Patti

I made a Wiksten short dress and an Augustina top out of this lovely linen for sleepwear. It wrinkles with wear, but is oh-so light and breathable.

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CF
Perfection!
Reviewer: Cynthia

This fabric far exceeded my expectations. I was hesitant in ordering from a Facebook ad. Though, the reviews were excellent and I really needed a quality linen. I couldn't find this locally or even online, particularly at this price point. Fabric-Store.com is now my first stop for quality linen. The price, customer service and fast reliable shipping cannot be beat!

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TR
Pure luxury!
Reviewer: Terri

This is a lovely fabric to work with... and even to hold! It is so very very soft and light. At the same time, it's also substantial enough to be embroidered. I made a simple dress with it and it's nice enough I will be wearing it to my son's wedding!

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JC
Love love love
Reviewer: Joyce

Love the weight of this linen. Love the feel of it.

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ES
IL020 bleached
Reviewer: Ellen

When I received my order for IL020 bleached linen,I was so pleased with the quality of the fabric,I immediately ordered a heavier linen to try out! Thank you!

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MA
Just discovered linen!
Reviewer: Mary Lou

I ordered 2 different fabric pieces (4 yds. ea.) the same day. One order came quickly in a few days, but I hadn't received the other order. I contacted the company & reported this. Apparently my pkg was "lost" or being held somewhere in the system. They checked it out and did whatever they had to do to get the pkg sent to me. I now have it. I'm just beginning to collect some of your linen fabric and haven't used it yet. But I have a question: what kind of thread should I use?? I have purchased different weights of linen. Do I use the thread you recommend for all of them?? Thanks in advance for your response.

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Lauren

Hello, We recommend polyester threads such as the All-Purpose threads by Guterman. They are strong and glide smoothly in your machine without causing any extra fuzz which can clog it. If you are purchasing from a supplier, they may give you the option to choose your thread size too. Our sample maker prefers the 40 Tex.

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TG
So beautiful with a great hand.
Reviewer: Trisha

First, I have to compliment you folks for your great customer service! I didn't remember the number of the linen I'd ordered before but you looked it up for me so I could order enough to complete two full sets of napkins, napkin rings, placemats, and tablecloths. I used wing needles to machine embroider the work and they turned out beautifully.

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EW
Perfect for heirloom look
Reviewer: Eva

Pale peach Machine embroidery on collar and cuff gave me the heirloom look For which I was aiming. Ordered on a super special and have enough for another short sleeve top

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DM
Il020
Reviewer: Donna

After prewashing the fabric in hot water, I made 2 beautiful floor length curtain panels with this semi sheer fabric for our bedroom. I made each panel double wide making flat French seams, a narrow hem at the bottom and putting a light interfacing at the top. I them attached them to clip on rings. On a metal rod. These are light and airy and durable for machine washing. I plan to make another set for my slider for summer curtains. Thank you for the quality of your fabric.

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CL
Lovely; as advertised
Reviewer: Christine

I ordered enough yardage for night shifts but i am definitely going to try pillow cases. It has a lovely hand and was a great buy. My order arrived quickly. Great service! Thank you!

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SH
Lovely Hand to This Fabric
Reviewer: Stephanie

I was so glad to find a source for this lovely linen. It has such a beautiful hand. I haven't decided exactly what I will make first because of the myriad possibilities. I look forward to making many items with this fabric.

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Siti a. profile image The Perfect Fabric!
Reviewer: Siti a.

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AL
Sheer
Reviewer: Alana

I am relatively new to this and thought I was ordering the same fantastic linen I had ordered before. It came in lighter in color, which is fine, however much sheerer with a distinctly different stiffer texture. I will use it in some way, but from now on I will be ordering the Signature Finish only.

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JT
I'm spoiled by this linen
Reviewer: Janice

I was not sure about using this fabric for a pair of pajamas, but my doubts were qiuckly dashed after washng this prior to sewing. It is so soft and so breathable. I now am sewing nightgowns withit for family members who need spoiling too

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Deon profile image The Perfect Weight
Reviewer: Deon

Purchased this semi-opaque linen to make scarves/shawls. It's the perfect weight for our Florida winters and to keep away the air conditioner chill in the summer! Hand-dyed and then hand-stamped a simple repeated design and accented with fabric crayons. Will finish this design with self fringe.

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ML
Light as a feather
Reviewer: M

This IL020 bleached fabric is opaque but just barely so that it will make a beautiful night shift. I hope to make good use of the antique laces I just received . My hope is to have it look similar to the 1900's blouses with all the lace &tuck work. The drape is so soft I think this project will be worth the time put into it because of this linen fabric.

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LE
BEAUTIFUL, GREAT CUSTOMER SERVICE!
Reviewer: Libby

I haven't sewn anything yet with my bleached lightweight linen, it is my first purchase. But I can say, the fabric is beautiful and it was shipped out the same day I bought it! I am looking forward to buying hundreds of yards of fabric from this company!

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SC
I am addicted
Reviewer: Sylvia

I absolutely love sewing with all these linen fabrics. I have not actually used this weight yet, but it is soft to the touch and I look forward to creating something beautiful!

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RL
Disappointing wear
Reviewer: Robin

I've made two tops from this fabric. I love the ease of working with this fabric. However, both tops have become unwearable within less than a year because the fabric became thread bare at the apex of both breasts. I wear these tops as a relatively sedentary person because of back issues so these extreme wear patterns are very disappointing. I don't wear the tops more than 3 or 4 times a month! I won't buy this fabric again.

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CP
Great for gift giving
Reviewer: Carol

I am so pleased with your lovely linen. And, I love the bleached handkerchief linen I recently purchased. I spent my COVID isolation time with a thick book and videos learning to do hemstitching. The 1L020 proved perfect as a test for my improving skills. I've made everyone in the family beautiful embroidered hankies to go in their Christmas bags. Thanks too for offering it so reasonably and the prompt delivery. I'll order again and again.

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MP
Did Not Disappoint!
Reviewer: Monette

I haven't gotten fabric from Fabrics-Store that I didn't like and this one was great too. It gets really soft after washing and luckily, I had just ordered the Julia pattern so I made the blouse. I'm glad I got several yards so I can try it out with other items I have in mind.

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EO
Beautiful fabric
Reviewer: Eva

I love this fabric! It is very light weight and ideal for infant and children's clothing. This is the best price I've seen. I'm very pleased!

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RE
Lovely texture
Reviewer: R

I got some of this linen on sale. So far I've only washed it - but it has such a wonderful texture and hand! I'm excited to use it

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TG
Shift Century th81Perfectshift century th years1 an for Great
Reviewer: Tamara

It was easy to sew, and the fairly even weave made embroidery it easy.

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KF
Perfect summer top
Reviewer: Karen

Lightweight and cool for the Florida heat and humidity.

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AM
I love this linen!
Reviewer: Anna

I've been using this handkerchief weight linen for years and I absolutely love it. I recently made a dress using my pattern, the Demeter Dress, and it makes me feel like I stepped out of a Jane Austen novel when I wear it!

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AJ
Keep coming back year after year.
Reviewer: Amy

I've been using linen from Fabrics-store.com for more than 10 years. The quality is hard to beat. Most recently I've started making caps and bonnets that are inspired by the Handmaid's Tale tv show. This tissue weight is perfect in the optic white. It gives the bonnets a translucency that you see in the tv show. I love it. And will keep ordering. Also, they are super helpful. Last night i placed an order with the wrong shipping address. Within minutes Maureen had it fixed! Thank you so much! Love this place!!

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JH
100% cotton bleached linen
Reviewer: Jamie

Pretty fabric. Was received just as described. Held up well after washing in hot water, then drying. Will make great cocktail napkins.

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JK
Choose carefully, this is NOT white
Reviewer: Julie

While the fabric was the exact weight I needed, the color was not. I though I would be safe ordering a full bolt with a description that indicated it is a bleached white, but NOOOOO. It is pale ivory, not true white, and I cannot return it. Very costly assumption that I did not need to order a swatch of a white fabric to check the color.

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VL
Beautiful soft linen
Reviewer: Valarie

This linen was recommended to me by other costume reenactors as an excellent one to use for making my 1700s chemise. It was stiff on arrival but after only washing one time, it was soft enough to wear under my clothes. I will be buying more when needed, and I'm recommending it to others.

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KJ
Need more already!
Reviewer: Karen

We ordered a bolt, and in going over the "to-do" list, I realized we could use another 10 yards or so. We are members of the SCA, and are always pleased with your quality. The hanky linen works for my cotehardies and my husband's Japanese garments, and we often order in tandem. Keep up the good work!

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KS
summer wear
Reviewer: Anonymous

I am disappointed in the coloring of this fabric. I am fine with the weight and have ordered before and will again as the quality is excellent. I expected a "White" fabric but it is an off white or yellow white

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disappointed
Reviewer: BERYL

The linen I received was not the handkerchief linen but a heavier weight that I just gave away because it would not fit the projects that I had wanted it for,. Mine was this number but It was not a thinner linen but a heavier and much stiffer one, even after I washed it.

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Lina profile image Sheets, Pillow Cases, Romantic Elegant Curtains for Bedroom
Reviewer: Lina

I've had my linen now over a year. It gets softer and softer with every wash. It took me a while to settle on this product, as I was torn between 1C64's amazing quality and the softness that this sheer linen had to offer. I'm so glad I chose this! It's super smooth. I'm also getting ready to make this into sheer curtains for my bedroom and it's just truly elegant to look at when the sun is bright shinning into the room (I used my sheets on the curtain rod as a sample). This linen is an off white and has a softer effect than your optic; it's easy on your eyes when your turning in for the night. It's one of many of my favorites and even though I ordered a bolt, 20 yards worth, I'll be ordering again and again I'm sure.

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happy happy customer
Reviewer: Gayle

I wanted to recreate a linen dress that I purchased but could not find any more like it.The fabric in all of the stores in my area in Florida was a joke. One fabric store recommended I go online. I purchased one time and I was so happy I purchased three more times. I am very, very thrilled with the quality, colors and pricing of the fabric.

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Love This Linen
Reviewer: Karen

I order the bleached linen for smocks and medieval accessories, such as coifs and hoods. When you are camping for two weeks in the summer, in a medieval style camp, there is NOTHING like putting on a clean, fresh under dress! Many people eschew long sleeves in the heat of summer. I actually prefer linen sleeves to wearing nothing, as the linen works well to wick heat and moisture from the skin, while giving some protection from the glare of the sun. I find this linen to be nice and soft, and it is always a pleasure to work with!

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Kim profile image Watch your whites!
Reviewer: Kim

Love this fabric and use it all the time, but the "bleached white" color name is a little misleading. It is much closer to ivory than white, which when I complained was explained to me by the company as "like natural bleached muslin". Though this is beautiful for period clothing, if you want a true white you need to order the optic white.

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IL020 hankerchief linen
Reviewer: Sue

I have been looking for this fabric for a long time and just can't find it locally. I LOVE it! It was very easy to work with and just gets softer every time I wash it. At 57 inches wide I think it is a great value and I know I will be ordering more.I am using it for a chemise under a costume You just can't go wrong with this.

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Reviewer: Lena

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Susi profile image Gorgeous linen!
Reviewer: Susi

As a professional seamstress, I regularly make costumes for Renaissance Festival performers and other sorts of historical reinactment. This is the linen that I recommend for shirts, chemises and bloomers for comfort and authentic-looking style. This washes up so beautifully, especially using the trick of washing it in just a teaspoon of Dawn dishwashing liquid, which removes the oils and allows the fabric to wrinkle less. The weave is even and is a dream to cut and stitch. Fabrics-store.com is my go-to for linen.

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I'm in love!
Reviewer: Yolanda

This is the first time I have ordered fabric from Fabrics - Store.com, and will definitely NOT be the last! I used my IL020 linen to make a simple half- slip, and it is a pleasure to wear. The linen is soft, breathable and just perfect in every way. Super - easy to work with, too. Thank you!

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Great Christening Dress fabric
Reviewer: Sally

In early 2012 I bought this fabric to make a one of a kind special order christening dress, slip and bonnet that was embellished with drawn thread work, hemstitching, Ayrshire embroidery, hand sewn tucks and antique bobbin lace. It was a bit stiff when it arrived but after several washings, it was very soft. It was a dream fabric on which to do the various kinds of handwork which I did with preshrunk linen threads. I was surprised at how little it shrunk as compared with linen I bought in Sweden the year before for some handwork. I would recommend it to anyone doing fine handwork for heirloom clothing or decorative items.

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Made wonderful summer bedding
Reviewer: Laura

I made queen sized top and bottom sheets (both flat to rotate and distribute the wear) and three pillowcases. I purchased 13 yards to allow for shrinkage and straightening the ends. I used full width lengths down the center of the bed, allowing the flat felled seams to lie on or close to the edges of the mattress. I cut the side pieces so the selvages would form the outer edges and used the remaining linen from the center to make the pillowcases. They turned out better than I expected and are just perfect for summer in our older house without air conditioning.

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Best Fabric Site!
Reviewer: Idalia

Love, love this linen! I have purchased three different weights from this company and while I loved them all, this one is the absolute favorite of mine. Light, breathable, and perfect for so many things! I will be making some pantaloons with lace with this latest purchase, but will be needing more for lightweight blouses or tunics for the hot Summer days ahead. I am quite pleased with the quality.

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Great linen!
Reviewer: Eileen

I've used this linen to make several 18th century men's shirts and the results have been awesome! A high quality fabric and a great price.

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IL020 - Handkerchief
Reviewer: L.

This fabric was a real hit at my bobbin lace class. It is not easy to find handkerchief weight linen and we were all pleased with the quality of the two white fabrics I brought in. I believe a couple classmates went on to take advantage of the nice range of colors offered. The price is beyond amazing as well.

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Very happy - Robyn
Reviewer: Robyn

I am a repeat customer from Australia and Very Happy with the IL020. It sews beautifully and I love the natural colour. I will be ordering in 20 yd lot next when it is available. Love your Linen.

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So what if they won't cut half yards?
Reviewer: Gina

The prices are great, I don't mind ordering in whole yards. If I have linen laying around I end up using in another project.

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Won't Cut Half Yards
Reviewer: Anonymous

I am giving up on this company because they won't cut any half yards. One has to order fabric in whole yards.

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Top Quality Linen!
Reviewer: Valerie

When you combine top quality linen, great prices and excellent customer service, you have got a winner. I have been purchasing linen in the 3 oz and 5 oz weights from fabrics-store for 6 years and it's consistently been a pleasure both in order process and after receipt.

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Great for all but the sheerest garb
Reviewer: Carla d.

This linen is fairly slubby, but its bright white and light to medium in hand at a great price! It's pretty soft on the skin once washed, it continues to get softer. It appears to be a chinese linen as it has a short fiber length, but the price is right!! I have used this for many an italian chemise, hats, linings, sleeves and more. At this price, its not too heavy but not heavy enough for breeches, but it would be ok, for braies (underwear) and any long wearing linen garment. I haven't tried dying it just yet, be sure to get a \"reactive\" dye for plant fibers if you do.

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LJ
Wonderful product
Reviewer: Lisa

I had never ordered from this company before so didn't know what to expect. I trusted the reviews of my fellow reenactors and am glad I did. This linen is fabulous. Way better than any I have bought from my local fabric store. Plus, I can trust that it is 100% linen, unlike my local fabric store who is known for mislabeling linen blends as 100%. I am now an enthusiastic customer who plans to buy from this company again and again!! I've also recommended this store to some others I know who sew reenactment clothing.

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Fabulous Linen!!
Reviewer: Katharine

I bought this linen to make an under-kamiz. It is really transparent, so this is definitely for under-garments. It came pretty stiff and a loose weave, but it softened a bit through the laundering process. I'm almost done hand-sewing the garment and it is a marvelous material to hand-sew. I am hooked on this type of linen and will be purchasing the thicker weight for other garments. The shipping of this fabric was incredibly quick and the price is great. I've been referring friends!

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Happy in Australia
Reviewer: Michelle

I am unable to get this type of linen in Australia, so I have to buy via the internet. I have bought two lots of this linen so far and I am about to buy the 20 yard special. Even though it costs alot for postage, this fabric is worth it, it makes the most comfortable chemises. It just gets better with each wearing and washing. Very happy repeat customer.

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Lovely Stuff
Reviewer: Christine

I could cuddle up to this all day! I'm using this for my latest Elizabethan smock (chemise)- the old one was cotton batiste, and this linen is so much better! I've never seen a better price for linen of this weight (when not purchased in bulk, at least), especially not locally.

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WONDERFUL STUFF
Reviewer: Teena

This is just excellent linen at the price. Perfect for making reenactment shirts. I was a little scared when it first arrived because it was so stiff and the weave was loose. But don't worry, the weave tightened with one washing and this linen just gets softer and softer every time you wash it.

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REally beautiful stuff
Reviewer: Amber

I made nightgowns for myself and my daughter and I just wnat to live in them all day long. I adore this fabri. I wish they sold 20 yard discount bolts of this weight! It is a bit see through, but for underclothing and nightgowns, this is just perfect.

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18th century
Reviewer: Mary

This was great for an 18th century man's shirt. I will order more for more shirts and chemises.

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Recommend for 18thC and 19thC chemises/shifts
Reviewer: Barbara ann

I really like this for my summer 18thC shift, and plan to make my early 19thC shifts from it as well, as the linen breathes better than cotton. Great price on a lovely sheer linen. Excellent smooth selvedge, makes great caps too!

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Very nice
Reviewer: Laura

A beautiful linen for Renaissance Faire chemises, though I think next time I would go one weight higher. This weight is *just* this side of see-through. :)

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For those of you who are new to it ...
Reviewer: Barbara

IL020 is lightweight 100% linen. It is ideal for all of your sheer applications and is a see-through marvel. Regardless of its use, we are sure that this is by far the best priced lightweight 100% linen you will ever come across.

A hand dyed scarf made from this wonderful lightweight linen! Such a joy to work with this fabric!

Posted by Kim

Finished Paper Theory Olya shirt with this lightweight linen. Fascinating pattern construction! Fabric handled beautifully.

Posted by Nancy

I had purchased 3 yards of this unbleached linen because I've found it makes excellent lining for dress bodices, but I was so pleased to find it intact in my stash when I finally decided to toss my broken, unattractive window blinds. I whipped up these curtains in a flash and LOVE the way the room feels now. The morning light is diffused by the lovely linen, which is the perfect weight for the look I was going for. I did not hem the edges, but ran a line of small stitches close to the edge to stop the fray when they are washed. The selvedges are at top and bottom. I guess now I'll have to order more to replace my bodice lining go-to.

Posted by Kelly

Here is my sunset ombré dyed double panel caftan I made last week and wore on the beach and Fire Island Pines, NY.

Posted by Patrick

The photos of the garment are not great, I was more excited about the ribbon. I made this little sunsuit for my grandson's baptism which will take place next Sunday. He is a tall 2 year old so I made it a size 3. It has pintucks down the front, bound buttonholes, antique shell buttons, and is fully lined to make a little boy feel comfortable and non-itchy while wearing it. It won Reserve Champion at the county fair, meaning second place of all the sewing exhibits.

Posted by Maria

After embroidery. It's for my coming grand-baby.

Posted by Pamela

I made a baby vest from this linen for my grandbaby-in-waiting. I prewashed it to accommodate any shrinkage before cutting out the pattern and sewing it. It sewed up beautifully; it was a pleasure to stitch. The weave looks and feels perfect for embroidery- I can't wait to try that.

Posted by Pamela

Gorgeous dyed scarves!

Posted by Kim

This is a night dress in full length and with as wide hem as possible (I used all the width of the fabric). I decorated it with my mom's old Crochet Lace. The fabric is ideal for this kind of work. The dress does not become too much wrinkled in the night, so I feel myself very fresh right in the morning. Very happy! Warmly recommended, Liisa. - I will soon post this in my Blog kotikutoisesti.com.

Posted by Liisa

Spring wedding: Garden Party-style wrap dress in IL020 Bleached.

Posted by Milou

I'm making boxer shorts to order. Sizes xs to xxl. Find me on fb if interested! Can also convert to womens.

Posted by Martine

Have you wondered what to do with little scraps of leftover linen? Make a bookmark! I fringed the ends and used machine embroidery to embellish the bookmark and "hem" the edges. I first ironed the fabric with fabric finish spray and did not need to use stabilizer, but for some fabrics stabilizer might be necessary. If you give a book as a present, this makes a great addition.

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This is what it looks like on

Posted by Mariann

Dyed 1 yard using avocado pits and skins then sewed up in a modified Demeter top from Anna Allen Clothing for oldest child. Hand of the fabric is delightful and color the most delicate warm pink. Could not be more thrilled. Image is horizontally stretched.

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Used it for botanical printing, light enough for scarves, lovely!

Posted by Valerie

I was incredibly nervous when cutting this linen as I feared it's delicacy I would ruin. Finally got up enough courage to try. I must say this is absolutely a breeze to sew. I am a lifetime customer love this fabric.

Posted by Debra

I made a night gown with the IL020 linen. Lovely to work with and perfect for hand stitching.

Posted by Robin

Quick and easy pillowcases. A dream to sleep on in hot weather.

Posted by Brigitta

Linen towels - made with light and medium weight linen. The top gathered and they are finished with bias tape, top and bottom and the sides are hemmed. The lightweight linen works very well for making bias tape for any of the hardcore crafters out there who do not want to use cotton-poly bias tape on their linen. 100% Cotton bias tape is availble on Etsy.

Posted by JENNI

Linen towels - made with lightweight linen. This one has machine embroidery. They are finished with bias tape, top and bottom and the sides are hemmed. Incidentally the white bias tape, I made myself from lightweight linen.

Posted by JENNI

This is a piece of my snow dyed linen. I will make it into a jacket using the mandala motif at the center back, wrapping it to the front, and using other parts as sleeves and collar. I have coordinating dyed fabric to use as trim.

Posted by Lelia

This light weight fabric makes the perfect night gown or under layer. I will be using this fabric come spring to make and dye scarves.

Posted by Virginia

My vintage China cabinet used as a cabinet for groceries and other serving pieces. This was placed after a post-tornado renovation in my mud room area. I used your bleached handkerchief linen. I am more than pleased with the result. As an aside I do not store liquor. The Crown Royal bottle is repurposed as a sauce container, and was a Christmas gift. I used Velcro to attach the curtains.

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Here is the finished blouse

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Machine embroidery for heirloom look

Posted by Eva

Semi-opaque linen hand-dyed and hand-stamped.

Posted by Deon

Beautiful linen undies! I LOVE working with this material! etsy.com/shop/WillendorfDesigns

Posted by Lyra

What can 6 yards make? I bought 6 yards of this 3.5 bleached on sale and made: 1 pair of pants from the Akira pants pattern without the box gathering 1 blouse from the Zina pattern without the collar, just the back of collar which make it like a Nero shirt, took off the cuff and put a drawstring and at the waist. 1 camisole from the Nico pattern 1 Eva free pattern top. I LOVE this and wear it all the time 1 hacked Kurta dress

Posted by Julie

I used this handkerchief weight linen to make the Demeter Dress.

Posted by Anna

Bonnet and cap inspired by the Handmaid's Tale Wings. Both made of the Optic White.

Posted by Amy

Ready for summer

Posted by Rosemarie

I made that shirt for our Lithuanian folk dance group. I used optic white handkerchief linen. Wonderful fabric to work with!!

Posted by Egle

Light weight linen Table Runner. Madeira Applique with pinstitching. Hand cut bias accent also pinstitched by machine.

Posted by Becky

Thought I would share an item that I recently completed. This a Tudor Smock constructed out of your light weight linen and I just loved the hand of the linen. Your product is superb.--Toby

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Posted by Rita

Same linen and a daintier look when sewn up as a Ladies handkerchief... 12" x 12" with a much narrower hem.

Posted by Ilona

A Dedication Gown made from Light Weight Linen, IL020 a delight to sew and embroider. Next, on to a dress for me!

Posted by Dottie

Hemstitched handkerchief for a gentleman; hand sewn, using handkerchief weight bleached linen! Not quite a breeze to draw the threads after laundering but not terrible either. Do launder first though as there's a bit of shrinkage. Fabric has a fairly firm hand, not rough per se but sturdy... it will soften over time no doubt. I like it, definitely a 'bloke' fabric - I use the softened version in optic white for ladies handkerchiefs...

Posted by Ilona

Yellow medieval outer dress made by myself.

Posted by Christina

A reproduction 1883 chemise made from instructions found in Fashions of the Gilded Age, Volume 1 by Francis Grimble. After using the handkerchief linen for this, I won't ever go back t using cotton for my historical undergarments.

Posted by Teresa

Hand-dyed and silk-screened Challah cover. Uses the bleached lightweight linen IL020. Designs by Kevin Cain were inspired by the illuminated border designs found in the Kennicott Bible. Made in Spain, this Bible, dating from 1476, is considered the finest Hebrew manuscript in the collection of the Bodleian Library at the University of Oxford. etsy.com/listing/158450671/challah-cover-hand-dyed-silkscreened

Posted by Lois

I sewed this simple half-slip for myself using an A-line skirt pattern with elastic in the waist casing. The linen is amazingly easy to work with, being crisp, and yet so soft to the touch. I love it!

Posted by Yolanda

1790-1815 linen shirt, hand rolled hems on the ruffles at the cuff and front. Great linen to work with!

Posted by Eileen

Could not possibly be more pleased with this linen- Excellent quality, and, since this shirt was made, durability- even though it's lightweight, it's considerably strong. Good for shirts, camises, blouses, and wraps.

Posted by Trevor

Lovely fabrics. Thank you! Beth BREATHE Clothing: etsy.com/shop/Breathe1960

Posted by Beth

Here are pictures of a period gown I made using your linen for the under sleeve. Please notice that I used vintage lace for the trim on the sleeve cuffs. This customer was tickeled and recieved many compliments of the authenticity of her costume. The occassion was the laying of the wreath at the grave of President Jefferson Davis, Hollywood Cemetary, Richmond,Va Patricia

Posted by Patricia

This fabric works up so nicely for period shirts. I've used it for 16th century & 18th century styles. This piece show is a Tudor smock with neck and wrist box pleats. Washing does indeed increase softness. See more photos at: dazeoflaur.com/blog/?p=1855

Posted by Laurie

I made these linen pantalets for my etsy store after many friends noticed mine and wanted copies.I used a personal pattern modeled after vintage bloomers.

Posted by Regina

This lightweight linen is just the thing for an 18th century man's shirt. Even though the pattern is really big compared with modern shirts, the beautiful drape of the fabric made it hang just right. See more of my work at houseofninesdesign.com

Posted by Tricia

This linen is perfect for 18th century shifts! It's barely transparent and drapes beautifully. See more of my work at houseofninesdesign.com

Posted by Tricia

I made my ruff from this lovely fabric and there are 18 yards gathered up into my neckband. It handled like a dream, was perfect for rolled hems and stacked pleats. I would definitely recommend this fabric to the serious reenactor or seamstress who wants to make beautiful ruffs.

Posted by Kimberley

I embroidered my daughter's coif with this lovely fabric, and also used it for the ruffs that I made for our participation in Kentwell's 1588 reenactment during the summer of 2008. I was very happy with how the ruffs held up and received many compliments on the linen garments that we wore. Our smocks were also of the same fabric, but of course you cannot see much of them.

Posted by Kimberley

The close up detail is free motion machine stitching on the front band of the jacket. I lower the feed dogs on my sewing machine and use a darning foot and just move the fabric with my hands. It's like drawing with thread. This is what many quilters do on their quilts. Since I don't have batting like quilts have in the front band, (which prevents puckering), I put the part that I am sewing in an embroidery hoop to hold the fabric taught while I draw with thread.

Posted by Glenda

Elizabethan Chemise I used the 5.3 oz. white linen to make the chemise for this field Elizabethan. It's a great weight for spring & fall. I buy it by the bolt for myself and my students, and I go through yards and yards of it for all sorts of things. Mistress Jeanmaire du Domremy

Posted by Jeanmaire

This two tone dress is handmade exclusively by Kositas By Ixa using 100% white and yellow linen. It has embroidered accents and it can be made with a hairband and sandals. Visit our website kositasbyixa.com for inquiries and to see more pictures of it. Also you write me an email at: igrafals@kositasbyixa.com for more information.

Posted by Ixaivia

Jenn recommended you all when I started getting into costuming and was a bit frightened of purchasing let alone cutting linen. Well your prices were so reasonable I didn't have a (complete) heartattack ordering or cutting into it once I got it. I have since ordered many times and LOVE everything I get. For me I used the 3.5 oz linen used for the gomlek (chemise) with the 5.3oz used for the blue chirka (coat)as well as the rust colored one underneath it. Great stuff and service! Thanks!

Posted by Alexandra

Italian Renaissance - Chemise, Sleeves, Hat all made with white IL020 3.5 oz

Posted by Carla d.

3.5 oz linen used for the gomlek (chemise) and salwar (pants), with the 5.3oz used for the chirka (coat). I LOVE this fabric :-) It washes beautifully and has an amazing drape.

Posted by Jennifer

I've opted for fitted low-necked white 100% linen smock and the slashes in the under sleeves are stitched in place so it's not necessary to constantly be pulling them through. I believe they did this in period- if you look at her wrist closely in the portrait you can see the smock sleeve is narrow and fitted and the ruffle/cuff is wider and lightly gathered to fit the wrist, but the under sleeves are wider than the smock sleeve even at the wrist, suggesting that the under sleeve did have faux slashes. The neckline is accented with hand-done blanket stitching (Although hard to see in this size picture of the portrait, her chemise neckline is the same as Jane Seymour's below. The cuff was gathered to the smock and the cuff hem was finished by hand so as no machine stitching was visible. The smock itself was made based on instructions on Drea Leed's site, with dropped shoulders and underarm and hip gores.

Posted by Noelle
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