IL020 Handkerchief Bleached - 100% Linen Fabric - Light (3.7 oz/yd2) - 20.00 Yards, Width 58"
$284.58 per item (10% off)
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 58 inch wide 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".
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Customer Questions and Answers
I would like to make my father-in- law some ACTUAL hankerchiefs! What would you reccomend?
This fabric or its softened counterparts are ideal for real handkerchiefs.
What percent weft and warp shrinkage can I expect from this linen? Thank you! Karyl McClellan
Hello, we have approximated 10% shrinkage on the warp of this fabric, there will be less than that on the weft.
I was thinking of using this fabric to line a dress (a woven poly blend that's sheer). Do you think it would work nicely? Thank you!
Yes, this fabric is a great option for linings or even slips. I'd recommend looking for the 'softened' version of this color since it will be softer on the skin
I would love to make this. Pattern?? Where do I find this one? Also, do you sell the top i.e. straps, etc.? It's so pretty... and just what I've been looking for. Have no idea how much linen it takes. What can you share with me? Thanks very much. Mary Syro
I'm sorry, we're not quite sure which photo you are referring to. If it is our customer photos, please see the captions for all of the information they have provided about their item.
I'm sorry.. I guess you assumed I was looking at the nighgown shown on your sale page. I don't know how much fabric it would take,,,, or the pattern number... and I really like the fabric she used to make the top and the straps. Do you sell that too?? I've never used the handkerchief linen... but it looks just like what I'd like to sew. Thanks in advance for your advice. Mary
Please email us directly with a screenshot or copy of the photo and we will see if we have more information for you.
Hello - is there a right side and wrong side to this fabric? There seems to be a slight difference, but not sure if I'm seeing it correctly. Thank you!
No, there is no right and wrong side to this fabric :) it is plain woven, bleached evenly on both sides, and any finishes are always applied to the entire fabric.
Hello, I bought 10 yards of this linen back on 4/21, I am now getting around to using is. I Have a question and laundering this linen. Under the fabric care section it states that once a garment is made to not launder again but dry clean. It also states to was in cold. I need to dye 3 yards and the dye says to use very hot water. I'm not sure what to do now. It is going to be used as a lining for a wool robe. Thanks in advance. Patrick
Hello, Under our fabric care section on this page it states that this fabric is machine washable in cold water. You can also wash in warm water to remove shrinkage. Once your garment is made it is still able to be machine washable. Dyeing in hot water is OK, we just don't recommend washing repeatedly in hot water as this can degrade the fibers in the fabric, greatly reducing its life.
Can this be used for drapery projects?
Yes, this fabric can be used for drapery. The lightness of this fabric makes for beautiful light filtering and privacy.
Do you sell this by the bolt? What is the yardage per bolt and the price per bolt if you do. Thank you. Joy
Yes we sell this by the bolt. The bolts are sold in 20 yard increments which you will find here with the price as well fabrics-store.com/fabric-bolts/linen-fabric-IL020-bleached-light-bolt20_00
How many yards are on a bolt?
The bolts are sold as 20 yards but are not pre-cut. For example if you needed 40 yards you would order 2 bolts and receive 40 continuous yards not 20 and 20.
Good afternoon, I am new at this website. I am from Italy living here in Florida. I want to make a few palazzo pants for the summer linen or cotton. Do you have any recommendations? I am not familiar with the different kind i.e. heavy, medium and light. Can you please help? Thank you, Anna
Our in-house sewing and pattern consultant, Lauren has created a helpful article that you will find here support.fabrics-store.com/hc/en-us/articles/360061495891-Finding-the-Right-Linen-for-your-Projects-5-Resources-to-Inspire-your-Next-Make if you need additional assistance, please email us directly at askfabrics-store.com
I bought a bolt of this for curtains. What is the exact shrinkage (width & length)?
I will email this to you directly.
Is this flax linen or cotton?
Do i need to pre-wash the bleached fabric in hot water prior to sewing?
We do not recommend hot washing any of our fabrics. yes, please do pre-wash your fabrics prior to use, here is a link to our recommended washing instructions: support.fabrics-store.com/hc/en-us/articles/360000218543-Fabric-Care-Pre-washing-and-Washing-your-Cotton-and-Linen-Fabrics
I bought this fabric as it was recommended by Morgan Donner for a Tudor smock. I followed her tutorial and it turned out beautifully. I also had enough fabric for a kerchief and an 18th century cap for another costume. I still have some leftover fabric and I plan to use it all!
A great bright white, light-weight fabric. It's almost, but perhaps not quite see-through...although I've now dyed the fabric, so that probably helps. Like all linens, this fabric gets much, much softer with machine washing and drying.
The fabric is beautiful, no doubt about that, however, it is not nearly as thin as i thought it would be. I guess i dont' know what handkerchief weight is. I thought i would be something like cotton lawn. I will make a nightgown out of it anyway.
I washed and put on clothes line. Wow. I almost don't want to cut up. Can't wait to make a few summer slips. How do I add a photo
This exactly what it purports to be: the sort of linen you would use for handkerchiefs, kerchiefs, shirts and similar items: fine thread, closely woven. I plan to use a lot of it as underlinings and linings for historic garments.
FABRIC SAMPLE DETAILS
IL020 Handkerchief Bleached - 100% Linen - Light (3.7 oz/yd2)
Sample Size: 2" x 3.5" (Including Swatch Card)
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Please note that some of our darker or more vibrant shades will have some residual dye run off or bleeding. It is important that you launder or treat like colors with like colors so that you do not compromise the integrity of any other colors, fabrics or garments during the launder process.
We also suggest that if you are combining one or more of these types of colors with lighter colors that you pre-wash the linens seperately and once the item is completed do not launder again, but Dry Clean.
- Machine wash cold.
- Gentle cycle.
- Only non-chlorine. Bleach if needed.
- Tumble dry low.
- Medium steam iron.
- Do not use Perm Press cycle in wash or dry