IL019 BLACK Softened - 100% Linen - Middle (5.3 oz/yd2)

Price: $10.75 per yard
Favored By: 760 people!

At a medium weight of 5.3 ounces, this 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.

Fabric specifications:

Article : IL019 Multi Purpose
Content : 100% Linen
Type : BASIC
Thread size warp : 17.9
Thread size weft : 17.9
Thread count warp : 46
Thread count weft : 37
Color : BLACK
Weight : 5.3 oz/yd2
Width : 59 inch
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Love this linen
Reviewer: shari

I always buy my linen from Fabrics-store.com, and have never been disappointed. This weight is perfect for a host of apparel I have sewn, drapes beautifully, and I simply love it!

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Beautiful fabric, drapes wonderfully
Reviewer: Lynn

Purchased this fabric to sew up Vogue 1410 and it did not disappoint! Absolutely beautiful, rich color. Easy to stitch. I forgot to serge the raw edges when doing my pre-wash but I won't do that again! I'm going to purchase some more to make pants for my husband.

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Black linen
Reviewer: Elizabeth

Beautiful weight and lovely to work with I have been using it for making bags.

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Lovely table linens
Reviewer: Judy

To complete the holiday dining table, my daughter requested black linen napkins to coordinate with her Pottery Barn plaid linen tablecloth. I followed the color set recommendations of another customer by soaking the linen in a vinegar solution and then washed in a gentle cycle followed by a low heat dry and light iron. After trimming the salvage from both sides I cut twelve 17" squares along the straight of grain and sewed a tiny double fold hem on all sides, with tidy mitered corners. The table was perfect and the napkins washed beautifully afterwards. I was careful to remove them from the dryer before they were completely dry and they had that soft linen appearance everyone loves. If I want a more formal appearance I will give them a quick press with a warm iron.

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to help "set" color
Reviewer: tanya

soaking/washing in a vinegar-water solution can help; same for salt. try 1 cup vinegar and/or 1 cup salt. if you have a top-loading washer, just add to washer,agitate a few seconds, then soak 30 minutes before turning washer to \\\"wash\\\". if front-loading, soak in bucket, then put in washer. wash again with usual laundry cleaner. neither salt nor vinegar will harm the linen as long as it is diluted before putting on fabric. works for all colors.

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Fades
Reviewer: christine

I just received my third piece of black. I hope someone can tell me how to treat it this time to prevent fading. Only linen that disappoints.

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Love this black and have a super DUPER tip for prewashing!
Reviewer: Cindy

I love the dark 019 linens! I'd been getting quite a pile that hadn't yet been pre-washed and, being LAZY, didn't want to stitch the cut edges so went looking for other options. it turns OUT - if you snip a small piece off the corners, about 1/4 inch or just enough to release the last couple of threads from the selvage so that they aren't anchored there, you can reduce the tangle of ravelling by a HUGE amount! How simple is THAT!! No need to stitch the cut edges!!! YEAH!!! I LOVE the internet and I love F-S Linens, TOO!!

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Wonderful!!
Reviewer: Ellen

I have only washed my fabric. It came out sooo soft. I can hardly wait to make my gown out of this, but right now real life is in my way...lol.

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Disappointed
Reviewer: Katy

While I've ordered other linen before and have had success, this one disappointed. It faded, especially where the fabric had creases during recommended washing. When I told customer service I was unhappy, they would not do anything about it, despite their 100% happy guarantee policy. It wasn't until several emails later that they finally accepted the return, shipping on MY dime. I doubt they will even post my review based on my experience. I just wanted a nice, true black, linen and did not get it here. But customer service was even more disappointing than the linen. Condescending and rude.

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IL019 Linen
Reviewer: Irmgard

This fabric is a staple of my linen clothing collection! It flows beatifully, looks great and feels good to the skin - and it is easy to machine wash-and dry - no ironing needed! ariana-skye.com

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Kathleen
Reviewer: Kathleen

I have no complaints when it comes to anything I've made from linen purchased from this site! The colors displayed are as true to the color you order can be. I've made skirts, slacks, jackets, tea towel's, bed spreads and many other projects using linen. Not even one time did the linen disappoint me! It washes up beautifully and is a dream to work with!! :-)

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I love this linen.
Reviewer: Nicole

It's perfect for so many things. I generally use it for clothing, but it's wonderful and versatile.

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love it!
Reviewer: Karen

I make all kinds of garb for the SCA. This fabric is perfec for full pieces of garb such as tunics, dresses, and pants, but also makes wonderful trim to any garb! I ordered 10 yards originally and used it in less than a year if that tells you anything. As with any piece of fabric linen or not, you must prewash this fabric. I always prewash on hot and dry on high. After that I wash cold only and line dry. By washing hot and drying hot the first time you get out the excess dyes and get most of not all shrinkage done with so you don't wash it and suddenly your piece is 2-3 Times smaller than originally! Washes well and is so soft and comfortable. Breathes so amazing in the hot hot summer.

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Beautiful fabric!
Reviewer: Deborah

I have purchased this fabric twice so far, and I know it won't be the last time. My first purchase made a georgeous floor length cape for a friend. It is such a nice fabric to sew with. I am hooked on these linens!

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I love this linen!
Reviewer: Mary

This is beautiful fabric to work with. And I love that my orders always arrive quickly. The only thing that I think could be improved upon, is that sometimes the material is not cut on the grain. But I will definitely be buying more of this fabric.

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Gorgeous but MUST prewash thoroughly, might have heavy dye
Reviewer: Athena

A splendid black linen which retained it's true black color after washing, every bit as fine as the other linen products from Fabrics-Store. But ... you knew there was a 'but' coming! ... I gave it 4 stars because of the pre-washing I felt it required. As I'm combining it with lighter colored linens I wanted to be sure it didn't run on the final garments & so pre-washed it 3 times. It shed so much black dye & lint during drying that it permanently dyed the green tennis balls I use during drying to help dry large fabric pieces, & shed extraordinary amounts of lint. The linen is absolutely worth the effort but do be aware that some black dye lots MAY contain excess dye (my purchase was 11/2014). I washed on Hot/Hot, Normal cycle & dried on a medium dryer cycle: the linen came out beautifully each time but I do need some new dryer balls now. :) C'est la vie ... I won't hesitate to order this again ... a few dryer balls is a small price to pay!

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CAN'T WAIT
Reviewer: Lora

I just prewashed and dried my piece of fabric. When I took it from the dryer, I fell in love. I think I like the texture, fresh from the dryer, well enough to make my pants with out ironing first. It feels so good and the wrinkling is soft an subtle.I am really eager to get started with the pants and want to order some more to make the half sleeve dress that was posted a little while ago.

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Perfect for my shorts
Reviewer: Abbie

I ordered this to make an exact replica of some shorts I've had for probably 25 years. They're beginning to show their age, but still perfectly wearable, but I've re-dyed them a few times & figure it wouldn't hurt to make a new pair. This fabric is just perfect - it's exactly the same weight as the original & I was absolutely tickled pink!!! I ordered this is 2 other colors to make replacements for 2 other pairs of shorts & I'm equally happy with them. In fact, I'm planning to order some other colors at a later date so I can make a few more pairs of these shorts - I live in them during the summer!!!

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Great for active pants!
Reviewer: Jenna

I bought three yards of all purpose weight black recently to make a pair of commissioned pants for a player in my LARP, Amtgard. I had never worked with 100% linen, but everyone swears by it, especially the veteran players, and especially in the Texas heat. My order arrived fairly quickly. I did notice that when I washed this linen (asking with three years of tawny port purchased at the same time) that the fabric sheds a LOT during the first few washes--my lint trap was full after the initial wash and after I washed the finished product. (I know some people tell you to hang dry, but who really has time for that? :D) The linen was very easy to work with and had a comfortable texture immediately after the first wash. Using approximately 2.5 yards of the fabric was plenty to make a pair of very poofy pants about 50" long. My customer seems pleased with his purchase.

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Luscious, Long Wearing SHEETS!
Reviewer: Karen

I buy 7 yards or IL 019. Cut in half to 3.5 yards. Trim one selvedge off each piece. Machine a French seam the trimmed edges together. The pull some threads for an on grain top and bottom trim and do a wing needle hemstitched hem a the top and a simple machine sewn 1/2" hem at the bottom... Less than an afternoon... Do you know how much these would cost at a department store? IF you could find something like this!? You've just made yourself a $500.00 sheet for under $75.00 and an afternoon of easy sewing with a basic machine! THis will fit a queen sized bed with a deep mattress!

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Never fails
Reviewer: Anonymous

I've been a \"consumer\" for a number of years now, I live in the south and this fabric is essential for our weather. I use it all year round. I love this web site, the tutorials, the product. I shop the sales now because of shipping costs, but my home is a haven of linen. I belong to a sewing guild and have shared this site with many people, my only regret is that there isn't a \"linen Knit fabric\".

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IL019
Reviewer: Rose

I love this linen! It is soft, easy to work with and a dream to wear.

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Black Linen
Reviewer: Barbara

I have not yet made up this fabric, but the look and feel lets me know I will love working with it and wearing it.

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Malak'Yahu BenYisrael
Reviewer: Angelo

Great Fabrics very easy to work with, it has very few slubs,if any that are seen, always beautiful finishes, me and all my customers are very very satisfied, vist at ebriykhoq.com

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Perfect
Reviewer: ellen

Love this fabric. Linen is my fav fabric. Made Capris. I no longer wear shorts, (Medication makes awful bruises} and this is perfect weight. I love the feel and the weight is still cool for warm spring days and summer. washes and drys great I'm in love with Linen.

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INSPIRED
Reviewer: Anonymous

THIS MATERIAL, WAS GREAT. I SOLD IT TO MY CUSTOMER AND SHE LOVE IT. SHE MADE A LONG BLACK DRESS AND SHE LOVE THE WAY IT FEEL. THANK YOU INSPIRED

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Exactly what I was looking for!
Reviewer: Suzanne

I ordered this online, and was not sure what I would get...I received the fabric quickly and love the feel, weight, and texture of this linen. I ordered it to embroider on, but have not had a chance to try it yet, but given the quality of the linen, I am sure that it will work beautifully!

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Fabulous Dish Towels!
Reviewer: Carolyn

My first try with (black) Linen Dishtowels was so satisfying - I machine embroidered with a white design and the result was striking. That set became a Bridal Shower gift, and I immediately re-ordered the black to make another set. The linen has a good hand, irons like a pro, and is a perfect "canvas" to Machine Embroidery Artistry!

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So Soft!
Reviewer: Amy

I bought this on the 20 yard bolt special. It has washed up very well and is extremely soft. IL019 is a wonderful fabric!

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window treatments
Reviewer: Jennifer

The IL019 black made beautiful drapes & roman shade for a man´s study in a house I am working on. Gorgeous! I washed some of the leftover & am making some garments out of it.

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IL019   BLACK Softened - 100% Linen

Simple knee length wrap skirt with IL019 Black Softened

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IL019   BLACK Softened - 100% Linen

vintage drop waisted dress - made to measure in black softened linen.

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IL019   BLACK Softened - 100% Linen

Artist smock available at etsy.com/shop/shieldsdesignhouse

Posted by Randee
IL019   BLACK Softened - 100% Linen

I am using the natural linen.

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IL019   BLACK Softened - 100% Linen

Overall with adjustable straps and drawstring waist. etsy.com/shop/shieldsdesignhouse

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IL019   BLACK Softened - 100% Linen

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IL019   BLACK Softened - 100% Linen

Ogden Cami from True Bias made from Black linen

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IL019   BLACK Softened - 100% Linen

Templar Sergeant surcoat. 2 layers front, 2 layers back. Cross is firecracker red.

Posted by Cody
IL019   BLACK Softened - 100% Linen

I absolutely *love* this black. It's soft and supple. I used IL019 Black to make a 14th Century Cotehardie to wear at Jousting Tournaments and at SCA activities. I've still got a few yards and plan on making another dress, or maybe using it as lining for a hood. You DEFINITELY want to pre-wash this linen by itself, as it took 3 washes for me to really get the color set and not bleeding, and I did not notice any fading (I used Woolite and hot water and dried on high. I am really hard on my fabric and needed to make sure it would hold up to use. I've had no trouble with it since washing).

Posted by Tiffany
IL019   BLACK Softened - 100% Linen

Made with smock of l19 white optic linen, the kirtle is a heavier duty firecracker red linen (not visible) But the gown is all this beautiful L19 middle weight linen in black and just wonderful stuff! The bonnet on my head, under the veil is also this same weight in linen.

Posted by Red
IL019   BLACK Softened - 100% Linen

Black Medieval Surcote. EverAfterFairyTaleCo.etsy.com

Posted by Abby
IL019   BLACK Softened - 100% Linen

Roanoke Ring Slings use only the best linen from fabrics-store.com! They have the best linen at the best price along with the most amazing customer service! Thank you fabrics-store.com! See more at RoanokeRingSlings.etsy.com !

Posted by Savanah
IL019   BLACK Softened - 100% Linen

This is the black doublet that goes with black linen pants. This was made for my partner for Rapier fighting. The edging is all cotton needle lace with black glass beads.

Posted by Red
IL019   BLACK Softened - 100% Linen

Beautiful fabric -- it gets even better with each washing! Irmgard Gruber Ariana-Skye.com

Posted by Irmgard
IL019   BLACK Softened - 100% Linen

LOVE the black linen! Thanks, fabrics-store.com! etsy.com/listing/269170048/ring-sling-baby-carrier-baby-wrap-baby?ref=related-0

Posted by Jessica
IL019   BLACK Softened - 100% Linen

Love this linen! Color washed up beautifully. As always, just the right weight and feel for ring slings! etsy.com/listing/264152049/ring-sling-black-ring-sling-linen-ring?ref=shop_home_active_1

Posted by Jessica
IL019   BLACK Softened - 100% Linen

These are some cross stitching done on the black linen that I think is beautiful and so easy to work with. The cross stitch was machine done and the designs are from Sudberry- Sue's Halloween cross stitch. So easy to whip up guest towels or a wall hanging with the ivory linen!

Posted by Claudia
IL019   BLACK Softened - 100% Linen

I made this top with medium weight linen fabric and embroidered around the neck, armhole and hem. To give an hour-glass shape, I stitched armhole and bust darts. Medium weight linen is ideal for fabric for embroideries, I just love it.

Posted by Janaki
IL019   BLACK Softened - 100% Linen

I had 1/2 yard of medium weight (IL019) fabric left over and had to come up with a creative way to use it. So, I got 3/8 yard of printed calico fabric to use as a yoke and added red/yellow strip to blend everything. Turned out cuter than I expected!

Posted by Janaki
IL019   BLACK Softened - 100% Linen

I love working with this linen, even with French seams the fabric drapes beautifully. I originally planned to do napkins with this but so happy to wear it instead.

Posted by Teresa
IL019   BLACK Softened - 100% Linen

The Marthie! Linen clerical collar. Designed to be cool and comfortable for clergy women. Made possible by linen 019. Consistently cooperative for stitching. Lovely to wear! Available: Etsy/MakeItFit

Posted by Martha
IL019   BLACK Softened - 100% Linen

The fabric has become a staple in my summer linen clothing collection. Two thumbs up! ariana-skye.com

Posted by Irmgard
IL019   BLACK Softened - 100% Linen

Black linen with white acrylic paint applied on with both stamps and brush.

Posted by Ann
IL019   BLACK Softened - 100% Linen

Bedspread and throw pillows to match. I copied the Celtic knotwork from a book and made templates which I pinned to the material. I then used my sewing machine to sew over the template onto the linen.

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Tunic for Belegarth. Made by Freyja Battlewear.

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Cloak and Alb in linen. Cloak was made from all purpose, IL019 softened black

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IL019   BLACK Softened - 100% Linen

Lovely Mid-Weight Linen for my Linen 'Tuscan' Faux Wrap Dress - by Breathe Clothing etsy.com/shop/BreatheAgainClothing

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Black ring sling with red rings by Roanoke Ring Slings. #babywearing rocks!

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IL019   BLACK Softened - 100% Linen

Criss-cross apron, Japanese inspired with no sashes to tie. Made of IL019 black linen. etsy.com/ca/listing/196400032/linen-criss-cross-apronpinaforeno-ties?ref=shop_home_active_1

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IL019   BLACK Softened - 100% Linen

I used this linen as a border for a tablecloth. I think paired with the ticking, it makes a very simple and classic tablecloth. itshandmadebyarianne.etsy.com

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IL019   BLACK Softened - 100% Linen

I used linen Il019,Il020 to make these garments .two-piece suit, dresses for my grand-daugthers and three piece christening gown..I like to work with linen ,because the fabric is fine and firm.The look is classic and luxious .

Posted by Marie
IL019   BLACK Softened - 100% Linen

I used this IL019 black softened linen for this bustled overskirt. I love it - the color has depth and did not fade with washing, and the weight is perfect. I use this linen year round in eastern WA (where we have 4 very defined seasons). It doesn't get static-y with tights in winter and is breathable in summer. Highly recommend.

Posted by Jaeden
IL019   BLACK Softened - 100% Linen

This tunic was made for an Amtgarder in Tennessee, the softened mid weight linen wears beautifully in all weathers, great movement for fighting in. Made by Linden.

Posted by Kristin
IL019   BLACK Softened - 100% Linen

Black linen paired with Firecracker Red, on a fold-over clutch by North Forty Textiles.

Posted by Marie
IL019   BLACK Softened - 100% Linen

This was created at ebriykhoq.com Shalom Ahlechiem, and welcome to EBRIY KHOQ (Hebrew Culture) the E-Store. We are a Modest Hebrew Garment Company, extendending our skills and services to the entire Yisraelite community, in providing the children of Yisrael a Return to A culture that is Rich & Qadosh (Set Above The Common & unclean) and rooted in TORAH, with a variety of modern Eastern Styles Of Kuttonet'ot (Tunics) with Tzitziyot and Miknac'ot (Trousers), and now Garments for the Ahkotin (Sisters) Kuttonet'ot & Shool'ot (Tunics & Skirts) In fulfiling the Mitzwah (Commandment) for Tzitziyot.

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IL019   BLACK Softened - 100% Linen

I made this for my son. He started in reenactment & wanted the jupon made with his colors. This is the finished work.

Posted by Brenda
IL019   BLACK Softened - 100% Linen

This linen is by fair my favorite to work with. It is such a joy! The hand is so soft and the drape is lovely. It is the perfect weight not to light and not to heavy.

Posted by Christa
IL019   BLACK Softened - 100% Linen

Made form the L019 Black softened. A Hebraic tunic for worship purposes or casual wear. Also a matching pair of drawstring pants were made from slightly heavier weight linen. zipporahreshel.com/showcase/

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