IL019 All-purpose Bleached Fs Signature Finish - 100% Linen - Medium (5.3 oz/yd2)

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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 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.

Our FS Signature Finish was developed exclusively for us using a special process that makes this linen super soft with a comfy, classic look you'll love at first sight.
As a bonus, this process removes almost all of the initial shrinkage, giving you more fabric to get your projects done.
This finish makes the linen as soft as butter. Yep, 100% linen that feels and drapes and sews as no linen you have ever encountered. Because the fabric has been pre-shrunk for you - it will be less than the base cloth width.

Fabric specifications:

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

Customer Questions and Answers

KB

would this be suitable for drapes?

Kelly • November 10, 2022
MC

The best selling weight for drapery , this is a perfect choice.

Maureen • November 10, 2022
TG

Is this good for making bath towels and kitchen towels?? Is it absorbent as the other linens?

Tammie • September 19, 2022
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We prefer our 4C22 heavyweight which is the twin to our kitchen towel fabric, but in the wider width. We recommend this fabric in our Milos Bath Towel free pattern.

Lauren • September 19, 2022
JT

can I really expect minimal shrinkage with this fabric? I still plan to pre-wash

Jean • August 29, 2022
MC

Yes you can expect less than 3% shrinkage as opposed to our other linens that have a 7-10% shrinkage rate. Yes we do recommend pre-washing this to remove the residual shrinkage.

Maureen • August 29, 2022
JD

Wondering if this will take dye well? Wanting to ice dye linen to make a dress.

Jen • August 22, 2022
MC

Several of our customers have used this linen with various dye methods with amazing results. We recommend testing the dye method with this linen before you start the project to make sure all is as it should be.

Maureen • August 22, 2022
LF

Is this soft enough to make a shirt?

Lois N • August 8, 2022
MC

Yes very much so with some of our customers letting us know it is a dream to work with.

Maureen • August 8, 2022
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KC
Soft and beautiful

Beautiful SOFT linen at an AMAZING price. I was surprised how fast it shipped. Thank you!!

Kristina • November 17, 2022
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WG
Precious

That one word is my review, "Precious" This material is soft, beautiful & yes precious! I would buy it again!!

Wendy • November 12, 2022
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TY
I love FS finish, so soft.

I love this fabric. So soft and comfortable. Good for warm and cool weather.

Tonya • October 22, 2022
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PR
Just Beautiful

I made eight single panel curtains for a new three-season room on my home this summer from this linen. They were so beautiful I continued and ended up covering a total of 18 windows throughout.

Patricia • September 20, 2022
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MP
Soft and lovely to wear

This linen is extra soft and has a lovely hand. I've made lots of clothes from Fabrics Store linen but the shirt I made with this linen is my favorite so far. It has just enough body to keep its shape and is incredibly comfortable. I made the Gilbert Top by Helen's Closet and the Cara (Cora?) culottes from this site (my preferred site for all patterns, free or not!). Both excellent patterns!

Martha • September 12, 2022
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Made for a good friend. This project was a happy challenge and so much fun!

Sallie • October 26, 2022

1840s men's shirt. Made in white and another in black. Both were a hit at parties and the fabric was a joy to work with.

Sallie • October 26, 2022

I designed this ruffle sleeve crop top out of FS finish, medium weight. Top appeared in Evolve's Resort Fashion Show 2022. Available at The Fitting Room Mpls,MN.

Tonya • October 22, 2022

I used IL019 to make this 3-piece suit which I've dubbed the "Soft Suit" I bought the linen in natural and dyed it this lovely mint colour. The fabric has a beautiful hand and I think the no-shrink promise holds true although I did pre-wash. I used some vintage Vogue patterns fromteh 90s which turned out brilliantly. I'm delighted with my linen suit.

Elaine • September 18, 2022

Helen's Closet Gilbert Top. Amazing fabric for a shirt. Incredibly comfortable - soft but keeps it shape. Washes beautifully.

Martha • September 12, 2022
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