IL019 All-purpose Bleached - 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 59 inch wide 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 All-Purpose
Content 100% Linen
Thread size warp 17.9
Thread size weft 17.9
Thread count warp 46
Thread count weft 37
Weight 5.3 oz/yd2
Width 59 inch

Customer Questions and Answers


How do you ship a bolt of fabric? On the roll or folded?

Kate • June 28, 2023
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Hello, bolts are shipped on the bolt, rolled up.

Lauren • June 28, 2023

When I attempt to access the Help Center to find the shrinkage information -or- the Contact Us pages, are redirected to a page which starts with "Your IP address is not permitted" and to contact ZenDesk Administrator. Please fix so I can access the information. I am logged in while writing this but this same error is happening both logged or not and on VPN (tried several US states, as well as Montreal). Google Chrome browser as well as Firefox Focus browser.

C • May 21, 2023
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We are working on this issue with Zendesk and hope to have this resolved shortly - I will email once we have this resolved we appreciate your patience.. Update 10:50 AM PDT 5/21/23 we have resolved this issue and you can access the help center without issue.

Maureen • May 21, 2023

Does the IL019 med weight bleached linen go on sale?

Lana • March 11, 2023
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I will email you this information directly to the email we have on file for you

Maureen • March 11, 2023

What is the country of origin for the unbleached linen?

Barry • February 21, 2023

Please refer to our help center

Patricia • February 21, 2023

Does the fabric shrink much?

Icia • November 2, 2022
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The shrinkage is 7-10% based on out posted washing instructions that you can find in our help center.

Maureen • November 2, 2022

I want to make a linen throw. What weight would be appropriate and should I make it two layers?

Debra • October 13, 2022
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Typically you can use any of our linens for a throw, but it will come down to the look, feel color or pattern you are wanting. Layering would depend on which linen you choose. Our specialty linens such as our IL028, IL002 and Jacquard linens are also used.

Maureen • October 13, 2022
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I love linen

I make slips/nightgowns with this linen... it is perfect as linen keeps me cool in the summer and warm in the winter.

Amy • September 2, 2023
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The best

This linen is a joy to work with. I order at least 10 yards at a time, so I always have some available to dye, embroider, stencil on and stamp. It his high quality.

Shari • February 7, 2022
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Perfect for everything

This is one of the linens I always try to have on hand in my studio. I mostly use it for my clothing line. It takes natural dyes beautifully.

Heidi • October 26, 2021
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Love this Linen!

Truly Versatile, Beautiful! Love the weight, feel, drape and durability! Sews so easily, only use a few pins. Have Indigo dyed, and Love the outcome. Thank you Fabrics Store for such Beautiful Linen Always!!!

A • August 2, 2021
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Shopping Again!

It's beautiful fabric but too yellow and sheer for what I needed. Ordering a heavier weight!

Bettina • July 30, 2021
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I hand stamped bleached linen. Surface design possibilities are endless for embellishing white linen.

Patty • July 11, 2023

In July of 2022, I bought 6 yards of each of the yellow, orange and green IL084 Olivier stripes. My plan at that time was to make either placemats or towels or both for our new house. It was in November of 2022 when the house was finished and we were able to move in. At some point, I got the idea to use the fabric for curtains for our oversized pantry (aka Giganta-Pantry). This is the final result. With IL019 Bleached peeking through from the semi-sheer layer. Semi-sheer because that window faces south and gets a lot of the Texas sun.

Barbara • July 8, 2023

Used the Bleached IL019 for the "sheer" layer of our bedroom curtains. I wanted something not quite as sheer for this room. The outer curtain is IL019 All-purpose Cerulean Fs Signature Finish.

Barbara • June 22, 2023

Block printing can be a fun way to experiment with textile design and add a little bit more flair to a project, especially if you're looking to add some complexity to a specific part of the garment. I've wanted to make the Matilda Dress pattern for a while, but was struggling to choose a fabric that wouldn't feel too overwhelming or too plain on a voluminous maxi dress. Block printing was the answer! I was gifted the All-Purpose 100% Bleached Linen, the perfect blank canvas for me to think about any patterns and colors. Despite having no finishes, it's quite soft with enough structure where the fabric wouldn't stretch or move too much while being sewn. It's also important to use a natural fiber like linen or cotton for block printing to ensure the ink stays.

netty • May 11, 2023

A midweight bleached linen version of Lydia Naomis DreamFrock (was MilkmaidDress). Sewing it, I learned how to sew in a zipper, I reduced the cups about 80% and to be honest, it's one of my favorite makes ever. For me it's la dolce vita as a dress.

Sophie • August 24, 2022
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