IL084 Narrow Width 977 Softened - 100% Linen Fabric - Heavy (7.1 oz/yd2), Width 19"

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This is a 19" wide twin to the 4C22 Rustic linen line.

Woven out of the same size thread and with the same thread density this IL084 is just woven to be narrow. That means less cutting time for you and you can get to the fun part of using your linen items sooner.

At a heavier weight of 7.1 ounces a square yard this 100% linen is referred to as Rustic due to its more textured look and feel. Durable and perfect for projects that require just a bit more substance.

Yarn Dyed fabrics are made using threads that are dyed separately before being woven. This allows for a larger variety of patterns and designs that stand out from the base fabric color. Design created exclusively for F|S.

Narrow width cloth is great for:

  • Shopping bags
  • Purses
  • Placemats
  • Runners
  • Decorative pillows
  • Kitchen towels
  • Appliance covers
  • Potholders
  • Cushions

The cloth is Softened so we have added a softener to give it a silkier hand. The fabric has not been laundered so shrinkage will still have to be taken into consideration (shrinkage depends on fabric weave and laundering method).

Fabric specifications:

Article IL084 Narrow Width
Content 100% Linen
Width 19 inch
Weight 7.1 oz/yd2
Thread size warp 11.6
Thread size weft 11.6
Thread count warp 38
Thread count weft 32

Customer Questions and Answers


Hello...I purchased this for a table runner. Should I prewash? Should I cut off the selvedge or just sew it into my seams? If I do sew it into my seam, is the selvedge likely to shrink at a different rate than the rest of the runner when laundered? Thank you! Billie

billie • May 26, 2024
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It is ideal to pre-wash to remove skrinkage, so you can cut and sew your runner with confidence of the finished size. The selvedges are ok to leave on this fabric.

Lauren • May 26, 2024

May I have the kitchen towel tutorial emailed to me as well?

Thea • October 16, 2023
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The tutorial is available at the following link which takes you to our Help Center:

Lauren • October 16, 2023

IL084 Narrow Width 977 Softened - 100% Linen - Heavy (7.1 oz/yd2) I ordered this for a table runner and wanted to make matching napkins with the blue stripes. What exactly is that color that I need to order? Thank you in advance.

Felines • August 10, 2023
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Hello, I'm sorry we don't have an exact match for that color, the closest we have in stock is the blue bayou on 4C22

Lauren • August 10, 2023

I like the kitchen towel pattern too.

azara • June 9, 2023
Lauren profile image F|S Team

Hello! The tutorial is available on our blog. You can go to and search 'tea towels' or copy and paste this link into your browser:

Lauren • June 9, 2023

Not finding the tutorial for making tea towels. The link says ‘page not found'. Would you emaile to me, please. Thanks

Rose • April 13, 2023
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You can find this tutorial on our blog here

Maureen • April 13, 2023

I, too, would like the tutorial on making kitchen towels. Thanks!

Lynne • April 4, 2023
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You will find the tutorial on our blog here:

Maureen • April 4, 2023

How do you make kitchen towels. I need to know how the corners are made

Sharon • March 20, 2023
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I will email the tutorial to the email we have on file for you.

Maureen • March 20, 2023

Is it best to prewash before cutting and sewing or to create the dish towel and then wash?

Kim • February 28, 2023

You sew first then wash for the dish towels. We can send you the tutorial so you will have a step by step guide for reference. We will send to your email on file.

Patricia • February 28, 2023

Could you please email me the kitchen towel instructions? Thank you!

Patrick • February 27, 2023
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Please check your in-box the tutorial has been sent to your email on file.

Maureen • February 27, 2023

Hi. Same with the others. I went back to look for the original email which had the sewing instructions but it disappeared. Would you mind sending to me again? The fabric just arrived and I am excited to start on the towels. Thank you!

Kim • February 25, 2023
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I will email you directly with the tutorial.

Maureen • February 25, 2023

Hi! Please send me the dish towel tutorial. Thanks!

Guia • February 22, 2023

I will email you directly with the tutorial.

Patricia • February 22, 2023

I created an account so I could write a review, but now there's no "submit a review" option showing. Anyway, I'm somewhat disappointed with the fabric. The weave is much coarser than I expected, with a great deal of chaff woven in with the fibers. Thread size is very inconsistent, leading to unevenness in the weave and areas of pilling. Because of the coarse weave, shrinkage was substantial (about 15%) with a warm wash. Unlike other toweling fabric I've gotten, the edges aren't hemmed, just raw selvedge (not shown in the product photos). Which is still noticeable and uneven after a wash. Given the discount price I payed - well, fair enough. But I won't be buying more at full price. And I'd love to find a source for higher quality linen for tea towels. suggestions welcome.

AS • January 30, 2023
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Thank you for your review we appreciate all feedback shared with us.

Maureen • January 30, 2023

Will you please email me the hand towel tutorial? lynnburton1944yahoo.comThank you!!Cheryl B.

Cheryl • January 25, 2023

We will email you the tutorial to use as a guideline.

Patricia • January 25, 2023

Hello , can you please email me the dish towel tutorial as well? Thank you

Megan • January 18, 2023
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I have emailed the directions to you , please check your in-box.

Maureen • January 18, 2023

Would you please email me the tutorial on making dish towels? I don't understand why I cannot find it myself on the blog.

Viki • January 17, 2023
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Hi! The Dishtowel tutorial is an email we send out. I am sending you a copy of it now. Have a fantastic day!

Oksana • January 17, 2023

I am going to order another 4 yards of your wonderful linen to make more dish towels. Please send me a copy of the tutorial to see if I need some new ideas.. Thanks. This is the same fabric I have used before and loved it. Thanks

Carole • January 14, 2023
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I have emailed the directions to you , please check your in-box.

Maureen • January 14, 2023

Please send kitchen towel tutorial, thank you

Kathy • January 11, 2023
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I have emailed the directions to you , please check your in-box.

Maureen • January 11, 2023

Kitchen towel tutorial?

Anne • December 28, 2022
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The tutorial has been sent to your email on file.

Maureen • December 28, 2022

what size do you make the kitchen towels

Constance • November 29, 2022
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I have sent the tutorial directly to you. Please check your in-box to make sure it arrived to you.

Maureen • November 29, 2022

Under Fabric Care, you mention pre-washing and using care in mixing colors. Then the last sentence says don't launder again but Dry Clean. Are you saying I have to Dry Clean kitchen towels?

Margaret • November 7, 2022
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That is in reference to if you are planing to mix (color block) 2 colors that may bleed into each other when sewn together we do not recommend washing them but dry cleaning to make sure there is no cross bleed. The kitchen towels do not need to be dry cleaned.

Maureen • November 7, 2022

Why is it so hard to locate the material to these towels? I would love to have the pattern to make theapron that someone made below.i do the search for MLT17 and still cannot find it

Patricia • October 18, 2022
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The best way too find any linen is to search by the group in this case putting IL084 into the search bar brings up all of the colors available in this group.

Maureen • October 18, 2022
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Great gift idea!!

Made this fabric up in kitchen towels and washcloths. A great anniversary one of a kind gift. Easy to work with and love the feel and hand of this linen.

E • May 25, 2024
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Gorgeous in look and feel

Really happy with this fabric. It has all the beauty - and the quirks - of true linen. Solid without being too dense, this fabric is perfect for the grocery bags I made. People stopped me to ask where I got those cool bags!

Jocelyn • April 20, 2024
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Lovely toweling

This was my first time playing with this material. I love that it worked up so nice. Made Christmas gifts. Will definitely be placing another order because 8 need these in my kitchen.

Sheryl • December 18, 2023
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Margaret profile image Not the heavy toweling

This fabric may be narrow but it is not the same as the old 18" wide, heavy, 9 oz Russian toweling FS used to sell. At 7 oz, this fabric is a much finer, smoother, softer fabric. I bought this to make a set of napkins for a Christmas gift. The shrinkage is about the same as the old (about 17% on the weft and 28% on the warp). I cut 23" with a 1/2" double turned hem top and bottom, and I just turned and stitched the selvage. I got the blue fabric and the color is a bit muddy. I hope eventually, FS can bring the old rustic 9 oz linen back.

Margaret • December 10, 2023
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Great weight for dish towels

The fabric is a titch darker than the picture, but it will do just fine! ... I prefer a medium tone dishcloth so it doesn't look dirty with the first wipe of the hands ... can't afford to buy nice linen dishcloths, but I certainly put a bit of time in and make these for my DILs (going to use a variegated medium blues thread to finish them off) ... love the linen texture

Kay • October 22, 2023
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Made these for a gift!!

E • May 25, 2024

Linen tea towels and napkins. Amazing material.

Christine • April 7, 2024

first project with FS linen complete! we desperately needed new kitchen towels, so when the deal recently popped up for the narrow width rustic linen, i jumped on it. i love that you can actually see little pieces of raw flax mixed in the weave. reminds me of when i find little pieces of vm in yarn as i'm knitting. reminds me that there's an imperfect natural process that this fiber goes through. also first time doing mitered corners. not totally perfect, but a great project to practice on. my fiancé thinks the linen won't be as absorbent as our current towels but likes that they'll dry quickly. they're not washed yet, so still a bit stiff and non-absorbent feeling. i think he'll be pleasantly surprised as these soften and get even better feeling and worn in over time. i told him next i'm waiting on the deal on the waffle fabric to make some more absorbent kitchen "drying" towels as well as bath towels!! UPATE: after washing they feel so great and i'm sure will only improve with more washes! and fiancé literally just said to me "These linen towels are actually really great. They pick up so much moisture." BOOM!

Monica • January 20, 2024

Another way to use this narrow linen !! See more at

Dwight • November 22, 2023

Loving my new linen tea towels! Fun and quick project too : )

Shauna • April 17, 2023
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