IL090 Natural - 100% Linen - Very Heavy (8 oz/yd2)

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Natural is the earth made, not dyed, color of the flax plant once it is made into thread. No dyes, no bleach. The only thing that impacts the color of the cloth from one production to the next ( if it is more beige or grey) is the amount of sunshine and rain that particular flax harvest had.

A 57 inch wide heavier linen weighing 8.1 ounces it is referred to as canvas weight , this linen is perfectly suited for projects that require a sturdier yet still fashionable linen.

Fabric specifications:

Article IL090
Content 100% Linen
Thread size warp 9.1
Thread size weft 9.1
Thread count warp 36
Thread count weft 25
Weight 8 oz/yd2
Width 57 inch

Customer Questions and Answers


I'm going to make Roman shades, do you recommend preshrinking in this case?

Rebecca • October 3, 2022
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If you are not going to launder them going forward then you would not need to launder the linen first, which is primarily down to remove shrinkage.

Maureen • October 3, 2022

Hello, I'm wondering if this natural "canvas-y" heavy linen (today's flash sale) can be bleached white? I am willing to do it myself, but wonder if that's a commercially available option? Or if fabrics_store offers the service? (and cost for bleaching about 12-15 yards-- still calculating measurements) Any reply is helpful; even steering me toward a heavy linen that does come in white? Thanks for any help you can send my way.♡ TBiagi

Trudie • September 1, 2022
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We do have this same weight in the bleached color so you would not have to bleach it yourself which is not something we recommend doing. Please look here

Maureen • September 1, 2022

What is the shrinkage of this fabric? Usually I can find it, but nor seeing it here.. Thanks!

Edith • September 1, 2022
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Based on our recommended wash instructions you can expect 7-10% shrinkage. Please refer to our help center for wash instructions

Maureen • September 1, 2022
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Love this linen

Love the color and weight of this linen. Such great customer service at this store. This was sent for me to try after I didn't like another heavy weight linen. Still not sure if I will make a slipcover for a chair out of this. Is very wrinkled after being washed and partially dried. Maybe softened would be better. Still thinking about it. LOVE this store.

Ann • October 11, 2021
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Vyada profile image Very easy to work with

I made a chaise cover and I love how it turned out, it gives this modern chair a very relaxed and natural feel

Vyada • August 14, 2021
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two couches and one chair

Love this material--I am going to post my work, if I can figure it out that is.

Mary • June 28, 2021
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Hello, if you'd like us to post photos on your behalf just let us know by emailing it through to us. Our email is ask {at}

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Bath towel

I made two bath towels using 1 yd each. I don't know if the resulting towel would be enough for a big guy, but for me (5'3")? OMG... I absolutely love the roughness of the linen after showering.....which just plain feels so great on the skin. I totally hate those slippery soft poofs called 'bath towels' that not only don't help exfoliate winter dry skin, neither do they absorb! Linen is the only way to go.

Carole • March 7, 2021
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Anna profile image Always Perfect

There is a small shop feeling to this company. I love that. I think that is why I prefer not to go shopping for a different price or source. I feel I'm getting something more than the beautiful linen I choose to buy. The choice of products offered is totally satisfying and the sales as well the choice of artwork for marketing makes me feel at home. Someone here has a great eye and a love of color, so I'm safe. The latest of my linen purchases is a perfect example. It's beautiful and inspiring. I will practice block printing with it. I'm Happy!

Anna • March 7, 2021
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I used DB IL090 natural heavy weight linen to make this project bag using the Firefly Tote pattern from Noodlehead patterns. I love the weight of the fabric which makes the bag have enough substance—with interfacing—to stand up on its own. The natural color is great for showcasing the quilting fabric that I've had for years in my stash. The drawstring top closure allows you to pull the yarn from the bag without the ball rolling away. Thank you, Fabrics-Store.Com for carrying such wonderful fabrics!

Stephanie • February 4, 2023

Chaise lounge cover

Vyada • August 14, 2021

Here is the second couch I made a slip cover for this one!

Mary • June 28, 2021

I recovered two couches and a chair with this material and I love it!

Mary • June 28, 2021

Dog bed recovered with canvas and heavy weights. Modeled by Gus, the best dog in the whole wide world, next to yours, of course!

Carol • March 29, 2019
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