IL020 BLACK Softened - 100% Linen - Light (3.5 oz/yd2) - 20.00 Yards

Price: $239.80 per item
Sale price: $215.82 per item (10% off)
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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 : 30
Thread size weft : 30
Thread count warp : 51
Thread count weft : 43
Color : BLACK
Weight : 3.5 oz/yd2
Width : 57 inch
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Linda profile image Beautiful fabric, great customer service
Reviewer: Linda

I pre-washed and dried as recommended and it came out beautifully. Great customer service, it was shipped within hours after I placed the order. I just ordered more fabric. I am now a staunch customer of F/S.

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Shari profile image LOVE LOVE LOVE
Reviewer: Shari

I adore handkercheif linen. I have a stash of colours, I often wear. I have made tops, and dresses, and am always happy with the wear and drape of the fabric. It is consistent every time I order it, so I know, before ordering, I will be happy. The black always makes me happy!

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Sherry profile image Black lightweight linen
Reviewer: Sherry

I ordered several colors of the same weight the texture is perfect and it sews light a dream. This company is spot on! I got my order right away and the quality was just what I was looking for. I will be ordering more in the future. I highly recommend them and all their wonderful linen.

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Jane profile image Summer blouse
Reviewer: Jane

This handkerchief linen is perfect for a summer blouse. It sews easily, so much so that I bought two other colors to work with! I've already started the second one and really enjoy working with this fabric.

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Donna profile image IL020 Black Handkerchief Linen
Reviewer: Donna

I bought 2 yards of this fabric to make a long sleeve blouse. It took the entire 2 yards; long sleeves, no collar, self-faced. I have to add extra length to the sleeves and bodice because I am 5'10". The fabric feels fabulous. I also stitched the raw edges before washing as I wash and dry before cutting, and find the fabric washes better this way. When I am finished, I will wash and line dry until slightly damp and then iron. This is what I do with my robe that I made out of the medium weight linen, and it looks and feels great. Linen is great to sew on and gives excellent results. Plus, it is durable. I have ten dogs, and the fur brushes right off the linen and it holds up to their paws. Unlike synthetic material where lint and fur actually start to weave into the material so a lint roller is useless. This linen looks and wears great, endures abuse. However, it looks best when ironed damp. I do not like the look out of the dryer. I prefer a crisp look. Hope this information is useful.

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Linda profile image Go for it.
Reviewer: Linda

I recently began sewing again after many years away. I bought three yards several years ago and finally made it up into a dress. This weight is easy to press, cut, pin, and sew. I then proceeded to stock up on colors I love that aren't carried all the time! The gorgeous mineral yellow and the turquoise (my idea of the perfect yellow and my favorite blue). It's true, you'll be addicted to sewing with this linen.

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Mary profile image beautiful fabric
Reviewer: Mary

One yard of this was purchased along with the same weight in the unbleached color. The fabrics were sewn into two head scarves. The weave is fine and even enough that I could easily draw threads for marking a 32 inch square without tugging on too many slubbs. I have seen other linens vendors offering finer weights, but at more than twice the price. This weight is just what I want, and will be purchasing more for blouses. Thank you.

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Cindy profile image Quality fabric
Reviewer: Cindy

I had bought this for 2 reasons, first for a repair to a lining of a Pea Coat, and second to cover a featherweight case!! so glad I did, it worked perfectly, soft, yet held its shape. Now I can see what others have said about linen, I may have to try to do other things with it!!

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Fabrcis-store buyer profile image Very nice soft fabric
Reviewer: Anonymous

I have not sewn this yet but have washed and dried it and it came out of the dryer looking like it will need very little if any ironing. Fabric is very soft and I can't wait to stitch it up.

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Tresa profile image Black Handkerchief Linen IL020
Reviewer: Tresa

As a fairly new customer I recently bought this lovely linen in black after buying it in the optic white color. It is a dream to handle and sew on and presses up very nicely. It feels wonderful next to the skin and perfect for children or adult garments I always wash and dry my linen before using it. I would highly recommend this product and will most likely buy more in the near future. Thanks for your wonderful service and product!

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IL020   BLACK Softened - 100% Linen

Liah Dress by tina givens sewing pattern

Posted by Tina
IL020   BLACK Softened - 100% Linen

Hand Crafted Linen ' Michèle' Shirt Blouse / by Breathe Clothing Ms Beth Peterson Designer/Owner - BREATHE CLOTHING LLC BREATHE Clothing: BREATHE-AGAIN (Recycled) Clothing: BREATHE FaceBook:

Posted by Beth
IL020   BLACK Softened - 100% Linen

dress I made out of IL020. love the feel and weight of this linen and so easy to sew.

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IL020   BLACK Softened - 100% Linen

Posted by Jane
IL020   BLACK Softened - 100% Linen

I made a sideless surcoat (black) and an underdress that has double sleeves. The over sleeves are made to have lacing on them, but I like them free falling. And I also made a hennin with black on the outside and lined with green. The green was representation of her skin and the black her clothing. The outfit was made for (SCA) Atlantian Kingdom's Spring Coronation 2013 and the theme was Villains, needless to say, I was Elphaba, Wicked Witch of the West. And yes, I Did have a broom.

Posted by Wanda
IL020   BLACK Softened - 100% Linen

Optic white linen (IL020) toddler dress for my youngest grand-daughter. This fabric was dream to sew on. I washed and dried it before making the dress. I think I am addicted to this fabric! Thank you

Posted by Tresa
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