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100% Linen - Sheer Weight (2.8 oz/yd2)
Price: $9.21 per yard

At 2.8 ounces this linen is light and airy to the touch, versatile, strong and durable in spite of its transparency and lighter weight.

Fabric specifications:

Article : IL030 - Gauze
Content : 100% Linen
Type : BASIC
Thread size warp :34.5
Thread size weft :30
Thread count warp :38
Thread count weft :40
Weight : 2.8 oz/yd2.
Width : 57 inch
Qty. in yards :

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Lovely lightweight fabric
Reviewer: Megan
This is a lovely lightweight fabric that is a delight to sew with. It hand stitches beautifully and is easy to care for and irons up crisply. This is gauze, and has a loose weave, so is not the best for doing things like satin stitch on. I would recommend this for veils and chemises/camica/camisoles.
Linen gauze
Reviewer: Sheila
Am delighted with this fabric. I plan to use in a kimono type jacket which will be perfect for our climate. Plus it´s use for blouses and scarves will be phenomenal . I would also like to dye it
IL030 Gauze
Reviewer: Karen
It says right on it that it is gauze. I purchase a lot of fabric from here and this is an elegant fabric for so many things. I had NO trouble with pilling or sloughing of fibers whatsoever. It is very transparent (gauze) and would make beautiful curtains, scarves, over blouse and so many other very classy items. I really can´t get enough of it!
Reviewer: Dixie
Love the look of this fabric! Rather translucent and perfect for the project I had in mind. Cannot wait to get started.
A suggestion
Reviewer: Karen
I forgot to add that before washing, I ivercast the edges on my sewing machine - totally kept the shedding under control,
Cannot imagine a softer linen
Reviewer: Karen
I have purchased this gauze twice - both times as the backing for a linen coverlet. Granted, each time I washed it several times with hottest water, longest cycle and just kept at it until little lint was shed, but it is so so soft and lovely. I dyed the first piece and it took the dye beautifully. Paired with the loose weave linen, it makes the most cozy throw, that everyone fights to get to first! I´m a about to purchase more to make a 3rd throw as a gift.
Soft and light and a dream for chemises
Reviewer: Margareta
I had not bought this weight of linen before but was tempted by the discount. All of my chemises are made of cotton voile and this is sometimes not the right look for the style of my outer garments so I thought I would try this product. I have yet to make a chemise and and veil out of it but I showed the fabric to friends of mine who think it will be perfect and like it very much. I love linen because it wicks away moisture and feels lovely on. I am sure this weight will do the job I have planned for it.
Love this linen!
Reviewer: Anonymous
Great for summer scarves, shawls and summer curtains. Irons nicely, sews nicely and wears beautifully as a scarf.
Hated This fabric, Not historically accurate
Reviewer: Simone
I make Smocks to have for years, I have other linens that are see through, this is cheese cloth,DO NOT USE THIS for SCA or Faire clothing, you will regret it, it is not sturdy! It is not the tight weave needed for Smocks. The 3.5 is more like what you need for Smocks/Camisa/Hemds in period. I love the 5.3 for making my SCA tourney garb. This I use to make cheese with, I purchased it, when I thought it would make nice shirts for my sons. It has made many of my cooking things work.
Perfect for 14th Century shift
Reviewer: Carolyn
Wonderfully light and airy for making a very thin shift/skin layer for under my 14th century dresses. Breathes, wicks sweat, and and is thin enough it doesn´t affect the fit of the main garments.
Really awful
Reviewer: Deborah
This fabric is made of such short threads that after 6 months and hundreds of washings it is STILL full of pills and lint. If you can make something that will never ever ever ever be washed, go for it. Otherwise, run far far away.
Reviewer: Mirela
I´ve made curtains out of this and adore them! The weave is loose and see through when looking outside, but looking from the outside in, it offers privacy. Just amazing for curtains!
Lovely if it ever stops fuzzing
Reviewer: Jean
IL030: I really want to love this linen. After 4 pre-washes and and a mountain of lint each time, the fabric is a lovely, soft, airy dream... but the lint flying everywhere is a nightmare. I order many times from here. I haven´t had this problem with other fabric-store linen.
Lovely for Chemises!
Reviewer: Kathryn
This is one of my favorites for a next-to-skin layer. A couple of notes: 1) line your necklines to improve length of wear. 2) If you´re worried about the wobbliness of this fabric, pre-wash and then iron/starch it for cutting and sewing. It made a HUGE difference for me!
Reviewer: Bonnie
I used this for 16th c. chemises. Very light and comfortable for Florida weather, and kinda sexy. I had to line neck pieces and cuffs.
Would this work for cafe curtains?
Reviewer: Barbara
Does anyone think this would work for cafe curtains? Or can you suggest something that will? Thanks
Soft, beautiful, breezy!
Reviewer: Kate
I purchased this IL030 linen to make some sun-guards for my tent, to keep the people under the shadefly from the sun. The fabric breathes and moves easily, and takes MX dyes fantastically. The weave is very loose and see-through, perfect for my gauzy draping. I highly recommend!
Lingerie, Heirloom sewing
Reviewer: Patricia
This fabric is absolutely sublime. I make hand and machine sewn lingerie and heirloom baby clothing. This light, airy linen is perfect for embroidery, tiny pin tucks, smocking, shadow embroidery. I dyed some a very pale sky blue, and found that it is made for dyeing, too. I just love it. I wish I could have 1,000 yards of it! I recommend this fabric highly. My next project will be an heirloom blouse for myself.
Beautifully soft and drapes well
Reviewer: Janet
I wanted Linen to make scarves from, and this Linen was perfect for the project I had in mind. As it was a scarf and I did not have to worry about size I hemmed it first then washed and dried it. It softened beautifully. I then went through the process of tray dyeing it and I loved the outcome. I have never had any Linen from this site that I did not like and the price is very good even with the shipping to Australia.
Colonial neck scarf
Reviewer: Ann
I used this material for a Colonial women´s cap and neck scarf and it drapes wonderfully for a neck scarf. I discovered by trial and error that this is the best weight for the scarf.
Very lightweight
Reviewer: Raquel
I made an italian camisia with this linen. It is almost like cheesecloth, and not a very tight weave. I would defintely purchase a swatch before buying to make sure it´s right for your project. It is heavenly soft and light, like a feather. YOU MUST FINISH THE EDGES OF THE LINEN COMPLETELY BEFORE WASHING. Otherwise it will fuzz itself all over the fabric, and never be able to be picked off completely. It´s a nightmare.
Reviewer: Isabella
Michelle or others - do you think i could use this linen for a kaftan?
Wonderful lightweight linen
Reviewer: Michelle
I used this lightweight, gauzy linen to make a mobcap and fichu for a costume. The items were nearly weightless and did not make me hot, as I had feared they might. I used YLI Heirloom thread in white, size 100 to hand-hem the items, and the stitches are really invisible. This would be a great fabric to combine with laces for collars, cuffs, and baby items. It would also be very effective for ruffles.


I made a 15th century headdress based on a portrait of Mary of Burgundy. This is the embrodiered forehead cloth/coif that is part of that portrait. I used pearls instead of doing a full satin stitch and also couched down the long threads as the linen was too loose woven to hold the stithces I woudl have used originally. Full pics of it at
Posted by Megan

The headwrap is in IL030, embroidered with DMC floss. It's lovely stuff, feels good, and handles nicely! After the initial hot-wash-hot-dry, I've just handwashed it when needed, and it dries far more quickly than the cotton gauze ever did. I plan to get more for shifts under gowns.
Posted by Linda

Authentic SCA Romantic Sheer Linen Chemise I loved this fabric the moment I saw it. It made a perfect combination of texture and old world wrinkles for this chemise. My clients love it too. I sewed the piece first, and then washed it and twisted it to dry flat on a towel. The result was magical.
Posted by Elizabeth

Love it ! summer jacket
Posted by Irma

A tray dyed Linen scarf/shawl, beautifully soft!
Posted by Janet

An embroidered nightcap in progress on IL030 linen
Posted by Jennifer

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