IL019 All-purpose Optic White Fs Signature Finish - 100% Linen Fabric - Medium (5.3 oz/yd2), Width 58"

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At a medium weight of 5.3 ounces this 58 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.

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
Width 58 inch
Weight 5.3 oz/yd2
Thread size warp 17.9
Thread size weft 17.9
Thread count warp 46
Thread count weft 37
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Customer Questions and Answers


Is this cotton good for window curtains? Thanks.

Leonor • July 6, 2024
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This is a 100% linen fabric and is fantastic for curtains.

Lauren • July 6, 2024

Would this linen be appropriate to use for altar linens for communion?

Immanuel • June 25, 2024
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Yes, we have had many people use this fabric for altar linens.

Lauren • June 25, 2024

Any tips for ironing linen? I've read that it can easily get shiny from ironing, any suggestions on how to avoid that?

Bethany • April 24, 2024
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Linen irons best with a hot iron and lots of steam. You can also mist your fabric with water for stubborn wrinkles. we like to iron our fabric when it is still a little damp after washing and drying. If your iron is prone to scorching, we recommend using a press cloth. For more information about Linen care, please see our article here:

Lauren • April 24, 2024

I'm new to sewing linen! After pre-washing the fabric, do recommend ironing it before cutting out your dress pieces?

Bethany • April 23, 2024

Thanks for your answer! Any tips for ironing it? I've read that linen can easily get shiny from ironing, how do I avoid that?

Bethany • April 23, 2024
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Yes, we highly recommend ironing your fabric prior to cutting out your pattern pieces. This will allow you to cut your pieces accurately.

Lauren • April 23, 2024

Should this fabric still be pre-washed prior to sewing?

Sandra • January 28, 2024
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Yes, we recommend pre-washing this fabric.

Lauren • January 28, 2024

What is the difference between the IL019 optic white signature finish and optic white classic in terms of heft, drape and color. Signature finish appears a brighter white. I need to make drapes for a deck slider so I'm wondering which wild hold best drape and filter a little light without being translucent. I appreciate your thoughts Thank you. Deb

Deborah • May 11, 2023
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The only difference between these fabrics is the softening treatment on them. The signature finish fabric has already had a softening process which reduces it stiffness and softness it up as it if were already washed and used several times, so it will have more drape and a softer hand than the unfinished fabric. Both, once pre-washed will both filter light in the same way.

Lauren • May 11, 2023
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Beautiful crisp white linen

This is beautiful white abd we found drying with a couple dryer sheets helps pull out wrinkles. Always take it out of dryer damp to press. It irons well. Regarding the shine, use a Muslim or another piece of linen to avoid shine. If using starch only one I find that works great is Mary Ellen's. I'll post my white and gold outfit soon. Came out gorgeous.

MJ • June 4, 2024
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IL019 Optic White Signature Finish

This is one of my very favorite fabrics to work with. It has a lovely, soft hand, it's perfectly easy to cut and sew. I'm planning to make a breezy, white linen shirt... perfect for summer. By the way, this fabric also makes dreamy, summer curtains. Love it!

Rose • April 18, 2022
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Signature Finish is the way to go!

I have enjoyed sewing with all of the fabric I have bought from FS, but the ones with the signature finish are special, with a soft buttery hand. The black is a staple, but I keep an eye out for it in whatever color is on sale. Lovely stuff.

Sarah • October 6, 2020
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Very Fine

Beautiful, soft material. I cannot wait to have dresses and blouses made of it!

Cecille • August 19, 2020

No summer wardrobe is complete without a white linen dress! Crafted from our pure and soft linen, it is ideal for staying cool and comfortable in the heat all through the summer season. So breezy, feminine and chic, Rafaella is a pleasure to sew and to wear. With its fitted bodice, button-up front and collared neckline, Rafaella is a timeless classic. Plus, it looks gorgeous with a tan!

Masha • October 24, 2019
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