IL028 Double Sided 873 Orange-natural - 100% Linen Fabric - Medium (6.6 oz/yd2), Width 62"

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A sophisticated reversible linen that can be turned down for a contrast or used as one or the other. Endless possibilities as this is like getting two for one.

Linen is great for skin, water absorbency, and ease of garment care.
However, and I will be first to say, plain weave linen is too "flat" and not my first pick for items that need "snuggle volume".
Jacquard linen comes with "snuggle volume" but is just so heavy.

Having access to fabric engineers really helps... Allow me to introduce the double-sided IL028, 62 inch wide 100% linen fabric. Design created exclusively for F|S.

This cloth is only 6.6 ounces a square yard so just a smidge heavier than the All-Purpose medium weight.  

How does it get the snuggle volume? The trick is in the weaving technique... the cloth is double sided. Not like reversible, but as in woven with two fabrics that are interconnected into one cloth throughout the surface area.

Once the fabric goes in the first wash and dry - if fluffs up everywhere the 2 sides aren't connected. It will shrink about 8% the weft of the fabric ( width-wise) and 8% warp of the fabric ( lengthwise). Shrinkage is based on a warm wash and low-heat dry.

You will feel like a creative genius when you pull the fabric out of the drier.

Double-Sided cloth is perfect for:

  • Robes
  • Placemats and napkins
  • Decorative Pillows
  • Pants and skirts
  • Jackets
  • Curtains
  • Bedding
  • Bags
  • and, of course, Throws

Fabric specifications:

Article IL028 Double sided
Content 100% Linen
Width 62 inch
Weight 6.6 oz/yd2
Thread size warp 17.9
Thread size weft 17.9
Thread count warp 57
Thread count weft 51

Customer Questions and Answers

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Fluffy deliciousness

The product description doesn't do justice to this fabric. When my package arrived I serged the cut ends together and put this through the washer & dryer twice (hot water/heavy duty cycle, high heat). The transformation was amazing! The lint was as well - be sure to clean your dryer's lint trap midway through the dry cycle. Today I'll be pressing the fabric and cutting a kimono-style robe using the guide from the 9/20/21 email. I plan to add belt loops made from scraps of other fabric at the point where the underarm seams meet the body.

aphrodite • December 28, 2021
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Wonderful Throw

Made a wonderful throw by fringing about 1.5" on both cut ends and washing/drying. No need to iron, it puckers up beautifully on both sides. The orange is more neon than persimmon, so order a swatch if you are unsure.

Christina • October 5, 2020
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I followed the nsteuctuins for making a big throw with this fabric and I love it! The fabric was easy to fringe a nd when washed the fringe curled up just th way I wanted and the fabric became puffy and soft. It's warm and looks wonderful on my couch. Would make a wonderful pashmina type shawl as well.

Linda • September 29, 2020
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I paired this fabric with a medium weight linen and made a reversible dress cut on the bias. I've made similar dresses with F/S linens of different weights without any problems. However this time, even though both sides of the dress are the same length, the side with this fabric is more than an inch longer in the center when it is on a hanger. I don't always iron my linens after washing, but this fabric must be ironed because it comes out of the washer not just wrinkled but lumpy. The orange side of the fabric is quite intense, but the beige side with the bright orange peeking through is lovely.

Rory • May 29, 2018
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Hi - sorry you have to iron this one to get it even. It's doing that because it is a double layered fabric joined together every centimeter by a hooked thread. So the two cloths will dry and "frump up" in between where they are joined once washed. Ironing gets the cloths flattened to where they "un-frump". Some Jacquards and double cloth yarn-dyes will get like that.

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A Fabric of Great Intrigue...

While all the other colors in this IL028 line are more on the neutral side this color is anything but! When I first got it and removed it from the package I was had been folded with the natural side out and my first thought was, "my goodness, it's not nearly as intense as I expected". Then I unfolded it and was blown away by the intensity of the orange color! It is a very strong orange-red and the only 'thing' that I can liken it to is the color of a bougainvillea flower, though not at all 'pink'. The natural side is really lovely with the fiery orange-red peeking through the somewhat open weave of the natural threads...very striking! If you like a linen with presence and power then this is it. Or you may prefer, as I do, the subtlety of the natural side with it's more subdued hint of orange color. The layered effect is really quite intriguing., how to use it? I'm thinking another throw for my Arizona room (that's a sunroom for you Northerners).

Kathryn • January 1, 2018

Kimono-style robe made using the guide in the F|S 9/20/21 email. I started with a 3-yard doggie bag cut. Washed/dried twice on hot/hot, pressed while damp. I measured a full yard from the rough end and turned that into a bath towel. I hate to waste a pretty selvedge so incorporated the selvedge as a design element anywhere I could - the "hem" of one sleeve, the edge of one side of the skirt opening, and as a decorative edge on the sash. The "dots" where the two layers of fabric are exchanged during weaving make excellent guides to mark cutting lines and hems! The kimono robe was a fast and easy project for this novice seamstress.

aphrodite • December 29, 2021
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