IL030 Gauze Bleached - 100% Linen - Very Light (2.8 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.

The beautiful open weave texture of this linen gives it a light, airy opaque look, making it an excellent choice for apparel, intimate apparel, accessories, interior design projects and so much more. This cloth is 57 inches wide.

Fabric specifications:

Article IL030 Gauze
Content 100% Linen
Thread size warp 34.5
Thread size weft 30
Thread count warp 38
Thread count weft 40
Weight 2.8 oz/yd2
Width 57 inch

Customer Questions and Answers


I'm looking for light linen to line a linen dress. Would you recommend this weight or a little heavier?

Kim • March 18, 2023

You should take a look at our handkerchief linen IL020 it is a bit heavier than the Gauze IL030. Either one works for lining.

Patricia • March 18, 2023

Would this make good handkerchiefs? If not, what else would you recommend?

Karen • January 21, 2023
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This is a gauze linen and although lightweight our customers tend to use a tightly woven lightweight linen such as IL020 for handkerchiefs.

Maureen • January 21, 2023

I have never seen with gauze linen fabric. Since I am thinking g this would be too sheer to wearas an unlined garment, what would you recommend using to line a blouse or dress made from this gauze?

Susan • March 25, 2023
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Yes it can and is used for lining a variety of garments. If you have some time we do have samples for purchase so you can see of it will work for your intended project.

Maureen • March 25, 2023

What is the shrinkage rate of IL030 bleached . I have created a garment with your fabric and did not pre-wash and dry before hand. Please advise .

Valerie • August 23, 2022
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Using our recommended wash instructions you can expect a 7-10% shrinkage. Please visit our help center to view the recommended wash method as well as helpful articles on expected shrinkage.

Maureen • August 23, 2022

what patterns would you recommend for this linen?

Betsy • February 22, 2023

Does this fabric require any pre-treatment before an all-over, saturated dye?

Caitlin • February 24, 2023

We have several articles on our blog that will guide you on how to dye your linen - please refer to this link but usually a scour is what is normally done to pre-treat the linen before dying.

Patricia • February 24, 2023
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beautiful and fine

:::happy sigh::: I'm going to go completely blind embroidering this. :) It's so fine and even. I already have the silk threads to start. I thought that perhaps they would be too thin for the fabric. Not at all!

Lisa • November 23, 2022
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I really like this gauze linen.

I think this linen is fairly durable for a gauze. It also dyes well.

Tonya • October 22, 2022
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Deon profile image Shibori Dyed Handkerchief Linen

This is the perfect fabric for our Florida weather! Lightweight and airy, it feels like a dream. The Shibori dye technique is so easy and colors do not need to be limited to the traditional indigo. The fabric arrived in an off-white shade. I first dyed it a shade of turquoise and then used the Shibori technique with a dark blue/indigo color. It's true this linen wrinkles more easily than a signature finish, but the wrinkles look great!

Deon • September 19, 2022
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Drapery panels

It's beautiful for sheer drapery panels.

Amy • July 9, 2022
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Breezy Summer Kimono

Still enjoying my breezy white linen kimono I made with this. So great over tank tops on a hot summer day. Oh and had enough left to make the best cool half slip too. Way better than nylon on a hot day.

Donna • June 15, 2022
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I'm not a huge poster of my makes, but I am a big fan and maker of Love notions patterns. The pictures below are my latest make, the Lyric Dress. The fabric is beautiful lightweight gauze linen, very lightweight, from the fabrics store. I used an indigo die kit from Dharma trading Co.and used some ancient shibori dying techniques to add the indigo color to the white linen. Thanks, Matt (my brother) for the inspiration. It came out just like I wanted it to with only a little blue and lots and lots of white. I made many, many yards of bias binding so I thought I'd just go overboard with it. It is on the inside neck edge, all down the front inside edges of both front plackets, around the hem edge on the inside, and on the inside of the hem edge of the elbow length bishop sleeves and on the pocket edges i n the side seams. The dress is floor length. I enjoyed making this and a couple of times I was tempted to rush it because I wanted to wear it to the movies with my friend but I changed my mind and said no I want to enjoy making this not rush like crazy through it. That's my story and I'm sticking to it! P.S. it needs its final press. But then it's linen so it always needs a press.

Sharon • March 24, 2023

I redid my LR sheers using 15 yards of IL030 Bleached and I'm very pleased with the look. I divided it up into five 3 yard lengths. The single window is two lengths and the double window is three 3 yard lengths. Look how the fine weave filters the morning sun. I still have to hem them but I couldn't wait to see how they looked.

Sandra • March 4, 2023

I did some samples, Indigo dye using Shibori hand tying techniques. This lightweight gauzy linen dyes beautifully.

Tonya • October 22, 2022

I designed this ruffled tube top using the 2.8 gauzy linen. I hand dyed neon green using shibori hand tying techniques.

Tonya • October 22, 2022

I love this gauzy linen for curtains.

Jeannette • October 22, 2022
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