IL020 BLEACHED - 100% Linen - Light (3.7 oz/yd2)

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Price: $14.59 per yard
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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 lighter weight of 3.5 ounces this 100% linen is woven with finer threads to give it a smoother appearance. Referred to as lightweight or handkerchief linen, this fine, but surprisingly sturdy linen brings new meaning to the term "sheer elegance".

Fabric specifications:

Article : IL020 Handkerchief
Content : 100% Linen
Type : BASIC
Thread size warp : 33.3
Thread size weft : 33.3
Thread count warp : 57
Thread count weft : 44
Weight : 3.7 oz/yd2
Width : 58 inch

Customer Questions and Answers


How many yards are on a bolt?

Sarah • August 25, 2022

The bolts are sold as 20 yards but are not pre-cut. For example if you needed 40 yards you would order 2 bolts and receive 40 continuous yards not 20 and 20.

Maureen • August 25, 2022
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I love love love this website and this linen specifically. This was my first purchase from the website, kind of like a quality trial run and I was blown away and have placed several orders after the fact. I have used this IL020 Bleached 3.7oz/y linen for curtains and dress lining. It sheer enough to to let sunlight into the room and also offers some privacy. I love using this fabric for garment lining as well because it feel so soft against the skin and is totally breathable. Linen can be very expensive and I love that this retailer focuses on just linen and I have only been impressed by the quality of the product and the wide selection of weights and colors. I do custom work for clients and recently showed a client a sample of this specific fabric with many other fabric samples and this one was the winner! Highly recommend anything they have to offer and is so versatile as far as what it can be used for. Thank y'all from New Orleans, LA.

Maebh • September 14, 2022
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No where near as expected .

To quote a saying from my 94 year old Mamaw - this stuff is "rough as a cob!". Silky - nope - unless we're talking some type of silk I've never experienced. Polyester is more comfortable than this stuff and that in itself is just plain crazy. Poly is horrible... and still beats this stuff. This is as stiff as a piece of cardstock paper. It's rough like a high grit sandpaper. Maybe I received the wrong fabric. Putting the word 'silk' or even 'handkerchief' in the description of the fabric I received is flat out misleading. Other fabrics I've bought from this retailer are AMAZING so I'm hoping this is just a misunderstanding on my behalf...

Carla • September 9, 2022
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Good buy

I wanted a light-weight linen with a soft drape for window curtains and that's what I got. It's perfect. I plan on washing it in future so I pre-washed. A square "18W × "18L shrank to "18W ×"17L. I always use cold water and med dry.

SANDRA • September 7, 2022
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Light linen

This has been a pleasure to work with. I have used it as lining material but also cut on the bias for a sleeveless tank top. Bias cut gave a lovely drape and give that is flattering.

Heather • August 24, 2022
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Best quality!

I'm thrilled with this choice and love exploring all the weights and finishes you offer. I feel like a kid in a candy store. Thank you, thank you. So much easier to shop here with sample cards than drive all over.

Camerin • August 20, 2022
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Using 1 bottle of RIT Navy dye, hemmed a 2 yard swatch a fabric and made this tablecloth.

Monique • August 7, 2022

I was so thrilled with how well this fabric took to ice dying on this basic tunic. I will definitely be making more. I love this fabric for its ease of use and quality. You can check my various productions on my FB page, #naturalfiberbliss.

Martine • August 7, 2022

Lightly framed - I wanted something to soften my windows but not stop light. I left a bit of gathering in project by making the curtain slightly longer than the window as I wanted to keep the effect soft. The fabric was perfect, easy to press and sew.

Margaret • July 30, 2022

This is the first Men's shirt I have ever made and it came out great. Simplicity S5581 View A

Neva • May 29, 2022

This was my first time working with linen, and I now understand the hype. I sew for a living doing marine upholstery, but I'm fairly new to garment sewing. This linen was a dream to stitch, handle and press. As this particular linen is quite light/sheer, I used French seams except when attaching the cuffs - as I didn't know how that would work out. I wish I didn't panic buy so much of this linen (I was new to fabric store and didn't realize they have sales every day) only because it is so lightweight and the uses for garments are therefore quite limited. All in all I've enjoyed the sewing process and look forward to making more shirts! Boxy top T-shirt pattern is by Elizabeth Suzann.

Molly • April 3, 2022
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