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

Price: $10.75 per yard
Favored By: 634 people!

A vibrant dark teal shade that makes you wonder if it's blue or green.

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 : SPHINX
Weight : 5.3 oz/yd2
Width : 59 inch
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So perfect!
Reviewer: Ashley

Absolutely love Sphinx for our Ring Sling collection inspired by the emerald coast! It's perfectly soft and vibrant in color!

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Color different from expected
Reviewer: tanya

From the pictures on my monitor, I was expecting the color to be a fairly bright blue-green or teal. In reality it is a very dark more-blue-than-green and a bit dull. I have some Verdant Green which is brighter than this Sphinx, and some dark blue which is very nearly the same color as the Sphinx. It is the usual excellent FS quality.

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Excellent fabric
Reviewer: Anonymous

I love the color of the fabric. As described it is a dark blue green. The quality is also very good. There are a few slubs but not any more than other linen I have bought. It holds a crease very well. I made a dress and plan to use the rest for a blouse with origami style pleating on the color.

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My favorite color!
Reviewer: Elizabeth D

This color is so lovely, and still subtle that I find myself wanting to make it up into more and more things. So far I've made it into a Vogue pattern that is all the rage right now and a medieval kirtle. I only have taken phone pictures of the kirtle and they didn't turn out very good, the color is off and they aren't focused well. I'm still getting the hang of the thing. I'll up load it anyway until I get something better. This is a dream to sew with, and the whole thing is hand stitched and re-stitched. The seams were sewn, then either flat felled or turned and stitched down on each side of the seam. Those seams were then "guarded" which means embroidered over to protect them from wear. This meant sewing each seam up to 4 times, depending on how many colors I used to guard them. It is so easy to work with, that it was not a problem to do the extra sewing. Since I had some "Pale Green" in IL020 scraps, I used them as applique trim I then embroidered too.

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My All Time Favorite!
Reviewer: Barbara

I absolutely, positively love this color! Very true to the color on my screen and truly gorgeous. The fabric is really nice, stays straight and the color is clear - even after repeated washings. I've used it for clothing, pillows and thinking about making duvet covers. I'll be buying more of this.

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My fovourite color linen!
Reviewer: Elizabeth D

This is a color, well, I can't get enough of it. So far I've made a Marcie Tilton Vogue dress from it, used the scraps to complete and trim a ginger tunic, have plans for a kirtle (won't that be gorgeous!) and I MUST have a shirt jacket from it too. The list goes on and on. The odd thing is that it is so much fun to sew that I have made all these things by hand. Not something I would normally do for the 21st Century things.

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Nile dreams
Reviewer: Nancy

This linen is heaven to sleep under. This is the fourth duvet and pillow cases set I've made from your linen. What causes me to want to review this linen is the color. I spread the fabric on my bed and lay down for a nap. The sensation was delicious. The color made me dream of being held with the greatest tenderness in a dream of ancient Egypt. Very Nilotic, like the richest glaze on tiles, like the river that nourishes. As ever, a dream to work with. Watch out for dark lint until it's been washed a few times. Thanks for showing me how sensitive I am to color.

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Nile dreams
Reviewer: Nancy

This linen is heaven to sleep under. This is the fourth duvet and pillow cases set I've made from your linen. What causes me to want to review this linen is the color. I spread the fabric on my bed and lay down for a nap. The sensation was delicious. The color made me dream of being held with the greatest tenderness in a dream of ancient Egypt. Very Nilotic, like the richest glaze on tiles, like the river that nourishes. As ever, a dream to work with. Watch out for dark lint until it's been washed a few times. Thanks for showing me how sensitive I am to color.

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Beautiful color
Reviewer: Anonymous

Like the richness of the teal. Looks great with auburn hair and pale skin.

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Loved this!
Reviewer: Cynthia

I bought this to make a table runner for my daughter. The color is a little darker/more muted, but it worked perfectly for me. You can't really count on the image on your screen to reflect the true color. This linen was a delight to work with. I'd say wash it more than once to alleviate some of the lint issue. I also bought a yard of natural, and was totally thrilled with the color! I can see sewing with more and more linen in my future!

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Understated blue green
Reviewer: Darris

The color isn't as turquoise as it appears on my iMac screen but more dark and muted. It's a bit too muddy for my pale skin tone. Pairing this with the beautiful 'mulberry' would be lovely. I love the color blocked dress shown using this and two other colors. My plan is to make kitchen towels with this fabric and the color will be perfect to hide stains but still work well in our seaside home. Overall I'm happy with my purchase as I've been with all of the linen I've purchased on this site.

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Colour Blocked Dress
Reviewer: Melissa

The doggie bag cuts seem to be quite generous. I used 1/2 yard cuts of sphinx, ceramic and meadow to make a colour blocked dress for my 7 year old. The 019 weight is perfect -- not sheer but light enough to be cool in the hot weather! I tried to add a picture but wasnt't able to. Here's a link: mel-mel-o.blogspot.ca/2012/06/linen-twirly-dress

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Colour Blocked Dress
Reviewer: Melissa

The doggie bag cuts seem to be quite generous. I used 1/2 yard cuts of sphinx, ceramic and meadow to make a colour blocked dress for my 7 year old. The 019 weight is perfect -- not sheer but light enough to be cool in the hot weather! I tried to add a picture but wasnt't able to. Here's a link: mel-mel-o.blogspot.ca/2012/06/linen-twirly-dress

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IL019   SPHINX Softened - 100% Linen

Absolutely LOVE gorgeous fabric against our emerald coast. So happy to add this one to our collection. Milo and me ring slings

Posted by Ashley
IL019   SPHINX Softened - 100% Linen

Love the color!

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IL019   SPHINX Softened - 100% Linen

We love linen - lilpeeperkeepers.etsy.com

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IL019   SPHINX Softened - 100% Linen

Bespoke open kimono jacket in sphinx linen. NausikaaTextileArts on Etsy

Posted by Lauren
IL019   SPHINX Softened - 100% Linen

Our ring sling in this color came out gorgeous! etsy.com/listing/241093993/linen-ring-sling-single-layer

Posted by Bryanna
IL019   SPHINX Softened - 100% Linen

Love this fabric and colour. Sphinx IL019 seven panelled skirt with godets , and Summer Green IL019 top. Sphinx has a lovely hand to work with, and feels great on the skin. Hardest thing was to get a thread to match Sphinx. Would love your store to stock sewing threads to match your linen fabrics.

Posted by Audrey
IL019   SPHINX Softened - 100% Linen

Life is Messy!!! I love this linen for these apron/smocks. I make a variety of colors for theneatkitchen.com. They wash beautifully--hang to dry and you'll love the crisp finish.

Posted by Janet
IL019   SPHINX Softened - 100% Linen

Shirt-dress w single pocket. #shieldsdesignhouse

Posted by Randee
IL019   SPHINX Softened - 100% Linen

Better picture of the jacket I posted before. Beautiful fabric!

Posted by Maria
IL019   SPHINX Softened - 100% Linen

I love the Sphinx color! I made a bed coverlet and pillow shams and incorporated the scraps from a couple different projects into pillowcases. I;m hooked on linen for sure!

Posted by Mary
IL019   SPHINX Softened - 100% Linen

Crossback apron in Sphinx and Aluminum Available in my Etsy shop etsy.com/shop/WillowontheWater?ref=l2-shopheader-name

Posted by Willow
IL019   SPHINX Softened - 100% Linen

Kimono jacket in IL019 SPHINX. This linen is amazing, soft and smooth, with a pleasant weight to it. The color is fantastic - deep, rich and quiet.

Posted by Maria
IL019   SPHINX Softened - 100% Linen

Love this shade of teal! Roanoke Ring Slings uses 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   SPHINX Softened - 100% Linen

A Viking Apron made for the SCA

Posted by JESSICA
IL019   SPHINX Softened - 100% Linen

City gym shorts with bias binding. The linen is perfect for this pattern!

Posted by Penny
IL019   SPHINX Softened - 100% Linen

Table cloth from 4C22 Natural and napkins from IL019 softened linen in rust. All set for Thanksgiving!

Posted by Janet
IL019   SPHINX Softened - 100% Linen

This shows the applique trim and embroidery and some of the seam guarding.

Posted by Elizabeth D
IL019   SPHINX Softened - 100% Linen

Crimson jacket with patch and large button

Posted by Judi
IL019   SPHINX Softened - 100% Linen

Late-Edwardian afternoon tea dresses in Downton Abbey style made in Transparent yellow and Meadow.

Posted by Kathleen
IL019   SPHINX Softened - 100% Linen

Table runner and napkins made for my daughter.

Posted by Cynthia
IL019   SPHINX Softened - 100% Linen

Posted by Marie
IL019   SPHINX Softened - 100% Linen

Melissa's Linen twirly dress, see more at mel-mel-o.blogspot.ca/2012/06/linen-twirly-dress.html

Posted by Gael
IL019   SPHINX Softened - 100% Linen

Fabric colours are sphinx and warm olive, and the design is an original vintage 1959 Vogue pattern. The dress is fully lined with concealed front pockets, invisible zip, vintage buttons and removable cuffs - a bit of a challenge I must say but well worth the effort. The fabric is just lovely to wear and the colours work beautifully together!

Posted by Susan
IL019   SPHINX Softened - 100% Linen

I used the beautiful Sphinx linen to make this hand stamped 16" x 16" envelope construction pillow. giardino.etsy.com

Posted by Patricia
IL019   SPHINX Softened - 100% Linen

I used the beautiful Sphinx linen to make this hand stamped 16" x 16" envelope construction pillow.

Posted by Patricia