IL019 All-purpose Bleached Softened - 100% Linen - Medium (5.3 oz/yd2) - 20.00 Yards

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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 medium weight of 5.3 ounces this 59 inch wide 100% linen is versatile enough to be referred to as an All Purpose or Do it All linen. With its smooth look and tighter weave, this linen is neither sheer or heavy, but just the right in-between weight you will need for a variety of projects.

The cloth is Softened so we have added a softener to give it a silkier hand. The fabric has not been laundered so shrinkage will still have to be taken into consideration (shrinkage depends on fabric weave and laundering method).

Fabric specifications:

Article IL019 All-Purpose
Content 100% Linen
Thread size warp 17.9
Thread size weft 17.9
Thread count warp 46
Thread count weft 37
Weight 5.3 oz/yd2
Width 59 inch

Customer Questions and Answers

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How many yards on a bolt?

Alanna • October 8, 2022
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Our bolts are sold in 20 yard increments.

Maureen • October 8, 2022

I need to order three bolts of 1lO19 bleached softened linen fabric to make drapes. Do you have a drapery liner that comes in the 59" width to match this drapery width?

Brenda • February 6, 2023
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Most of our customers that use another linen for the lining will use the IL020 at 58 inches in width or the use a lighter weight cotton lawn or voile which unfortunately we do not carry.

Maureen • February 6, 2023

How much shrinkage occurs with this fabric?

Icia • November 4, 2022
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Expected shrinkage is 7-10% based on our recommended wash instructions which you will find in out help center located at the footer of our main webpage.

Maureen • November 4, 2022

Would this linen be suited to furniture slipcovers ?

Delaina • November 20, 2022
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It can and has been used for slipcovers for items that are not considered "High Use" if it is then you may want to consider a heavier linen. Ordering a swatch to see the linen will also help in making your choice.

Maureen • November 20, 2022
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Not what I expected from description

The linen came with a very heavy sizing on it, once I washed and dried it, and the sizing washed out, the fabric surface became bubbly/wavy and slubby. Also, it is much coarser than what the description states it should be. I was going to use it for a dress but it is not suitable for that purpose. I will use it as a bathrobe most likely, or towels.

Ann • May 1, 2021
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Best quality

I love all the Lenin that I have gotten and they feel amazing. I also love how they are always offering deals it makes it very affordable. Please don't change a thing.

Monica • April 20, 2021
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LOVE this linen

Ever since I found this linen store it's the only fabric I've bought. I love their linens. The feel, drape and quality are all amazing!

Cathy • February 20, 2021
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Wonderful Hand, Exceptionally Comfortable

I have now bought this linen twice - once for Christmas gifts and again for myself!! The fabric washes and handles beautifully (I washed/dryed it hot, since you never know how the end user will wash it). If you like to use the "pull a thread" method of cutting, this linen works perfectly, but it is also easy to cut flat on my table. I haven't finished my gifts yet (since, well, covid) but so far it sews up like a dream! 100% recommend for anyone looking for apparel fabric!!

Brenna • January 17, 2021
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Hand dyed paper bag pants

I love this fabric for hand dying projects. This pair of pants I made for my daughter. I dyed the fabric with a "triple berry mix" (blueberries, raspberries and blackberries) which makes a very nice soft rose color. I particularly like the extra soft feel of this fabric especially for clothing.

Sylvia • November 14, 2020
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As an SCA participant, I chose to have a Kievan-Rus persona. I purchased the white linen to make a basic rubahka (chemise) and veil. This linen was lovely to work with, despite my inability to lay out my pieces properly without supervision. :P I have more linen to make other pieces, as well, and will be looking into purchasing some actual striped linen for the apron piece (which, honestly, is just a cotton dish towel).

Kryssie • yesterday

The MYKONOS shirt FS BLEACHED Midweight Linen. The silhouette and practicality of the shirt can be easily dressed up or down. I would say it falls firmly in the part shirt, part jacket "shacket" category of clothing. I could easily see a lighter or heavier fabric looking fantastic. You can read more about this project here:

Sadie • September 15, 2021

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Claudia • July 30, 2021

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