IL020 Handkerchief Natural - 100% Linen Fabric - Light (3.7 oz/yd2) - 20.00 Yards, Width 58"

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Natural is the earth made, not dyed, color of the flax plant once it is made into thread. No dyes, no bleach. The only thing that impacts the color of the cloth from one production to the next ( if it is more beige or grey) is the amount of sunshine and rain that particular flax harvest had.

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".

Fabric specifications:

Article IL020 Handkerchief
Content 100% Linen
Width 58 inch
Weight 3.7 oz/yd2
Thread size warp 33.3
Thread size weft 33.3
Thread count warp 57
Thread count weft 44
20.00 Yard Bolt
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Customer Questions and Answers


what is the width of this fabric

Susan • January 12, 2023
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This linen is 58 inches wide.

Maureen • January 12, 2023

I have bought white 100%linen from you would like 6 yards of exactly same as I ordered. Please verify that it is same and that it was from you.

Peggy • January 21, 2023
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Please refer to your account under order history where we are showing you have purchased the IL019 Bleached Signature finish in the past.

Maureen • January 21, 2023

which linen is best to make a soft long scarf

Judy • December 16, 2023
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You have a few options. We love our IL030 gauze for a light and airy scarf. You may also enjoy our IL020 lightweight linen as it comes in a wider range of colors and has a lovely smooth surface.

Lauren • December 16, 2023

I want to make pants to bring on a trip to a tropical climate. Is this light weight 3.5-4 oz linen too sheer or light for pants?

Trudy • May 28, 2023
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This fabric can be lovely for pants. We would usually recommend our IL019 medium weight fabric for light pants for higher durability as well.

Lauren • May 28, 2023

Can I make summer mens slacks with the lighweight hankerchief fabric? Will it be too shear?

Andre • July 9, 2024
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Generally, we recommend mens slacks to be made of the IL019 or 4C22 which is mediumweight and heavyweight respectively.

Lauren • July 9, 2024

I am planning some long sleeve summer dresses for my daughter out of this dress as she reacts to all forms of sunscreen and I want to protect her exceptionally fair skin. Can anyone recommend whether the 5ish oz or 3is oz is better for this? I would prefer not to have to make additional slip to wear underneath if it can be avoided so i don't know if the 3oz would be too sheer at the same time I don't want her to melt into a grease spot and I'm worried the 5oz is too heavy. Advice welcome!

Elaina • April 9, 2024
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The IL020 lightweight linen is sheer only in light colors. Medium and dark tones are opaque. This natural color is opaque.

Lauren • April 9, 2024

IL020 NATURAL In this fabric what is the shrinkage in warm wash and dryer? Can I assume it is not preshrunk? I think the user is yes but want to make sure. Thank You!

Amy • November 5, 2022
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Expected shrinkage is 7-10% based on a cool to warm water wash - low heat dry. The linen is not pre-shrink.

Maureen • November 5, 2022

Is this fabric undyed?

Erika • June 25, 2023
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Yes this is not a dyed linen.

Maureen • June 25, 2023
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Summer skirt

The IL020 weight and grace and is perfect for the gathered Jemma skirt from Fibre Mood..

Jean • August 14, 2022
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Perfect for summer workout shorts and top

I used this cool, thin linen for workout wear: 1) Unstructured shorts with elastic waist. 2) Loose, v-neck pullover top from "medical scrubs" pattern. It is my favorite outfit for 100 degree weather workouts. Dries fast. Nice color for reflecting sun, but doesn't show dirt like white does. Very pleased.

Chris • September 2, 2021
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These sound wonderful!

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Cindy profile image Wonderful light linen

This linen feels great. I wore linen for my museum job doing ‘livin'g history-18th century for over 20 years. I fell in live with the way it felt. Now retired, I am making modern adaptations of some of the things that were the most comfortable. I am thrilled that a former co-worker told me about this site. The reason I did not give this 5 stars is that the fabric was cut so crocked on the grain that I lost six inches.

Cindy • June 5, 2021
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I've looked for linen for a while. This is exactly what I wanted. The descriptions of the products great for helping decide which one to buy. This color will be part of a baby blanket. Can't wait to finish so I can wash and see how soft it will get!

Elsa • June 4, 2021
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Carola profile image I'm In Love With Your Linen

I've received my first linen yardage and will be ordering more. This linen is for a Native American Women's Southern Cloth Dance Shawl. I'll post a photo when it's finished.

Carola • May 2, 2020
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Pillowcases, with about 3 inch hem, used a wing needle to hemstitch. Used a serger for the first seam, then a 3/8" seam on the sewing machine to finish the french seams. These are a gift for a friend. The handkerchief linen is very soft, and make lovely pillowcases.

Maureen • May 3, 2024

This time I chose a ruffle dress from AYOminipatterns. This dress can be worn in summer or winter. Linen fabric is perfect for this project. In the second version, the fabric is lightweight natural linen, I added embroidery in the front, I really love embroidery and have been adding it everywhere lately. You can use contrasting linen to achieve interesting and beautiful combinations.

Karina • August 25, 2022

This skirt is the Jemma pattern from Fibre Mood issue#19.

Jean • August 14, 2022

Time for a new summer nightgown so I was super excited when this natural handkerchief weight went on sale. The machine embroidery added just the right touch.

Audrey • April 29, 2017

This is my second linen nightgown after years of not sewing at all. I patterned it after Japanese-style linen dresses I saw on the internet. I threw out all my old nightgowns and now sleep IN linen, ON linen, BETWEEN linen-- I LOVE LINEN!!!

Ivy • January 3, 2016
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