IL019 NATURAL - 100% Linen - Middle (5.3 oz/yd2) - 20.00 Yards

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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.

At a medium weight of 5.3 ounces, this 100% linen is versatile enough to be referred to as an All Purpose or Do it All linen. With its smooth look and tighter weave, this linen is neither sheer or heavy, but just the right in-between weight you will need for a variety of projects.

Fabric specifications:

Article : IL019 Multi Purpose
Content : 100% Linen
Type : BASIC
Thread size warp : 17.9
Thread size weft : 17.9
Thread count warp : 46
Thread count weft : 37
Weight : 5.3 oz/yd2
Width : 59 inch
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Great product.
Reviewer: Nancy

High quality fabric. Fast shipping.

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IL019 natural
Reviewer: Sylvia

I made a jacket and kitchen towels with this fabric. The towels hang on the bias from my oven handle using a crocheted triangle that allows them to loop and hang. They are absorbent! The jacket is unstructured with a clasp in front. I love the look of this fabric, so eye catching.

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I buy this by the bolt
Reviewer: Heidi

My favorite natural linen. I use it for my clothing line, I've made pillowcases, patchwork quilts and curtains out of it too. I love over-dyeing it with indigo and other natural dyes.

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Roxy profile image Linen for Tina Givens patterns
Reviewer: Roxy

I bought several colors of linen for my Tina Givens patterns. They are all in the medium weight, and I love all the colors I got. I would like for Fabrics-Store to say if the color is for a warm or cool skin tone, especially the greens and browns. I washed them all in the machine, machine dried (but not bone dry) and they are all fine, ready to press and cut out my patterns. I also appreciate that they come wrapped in plastic, for the chance that it is raining when the delivery leaves on the front porch.

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Beautiful fabric
Reviewer: Marti

This is a great source of linen. Not all are created equal. This fabric is beautiful.

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Summer Sheets!
Reviewer: A

Love love! ... this Fabric! Using the 4C22 in Natural right now, for a Bottom Sheet and it is Marvelous! The IL019 will be perfect for warmer nights. Also a top sheet. The 100% Natural Linen Fiber is Unbeatable for "Breathability!" The short staple fibers air out Beautifully! Love sleeping on the Natural Texture! Just Wonderful!!!

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Beautiful tan linen
Reviewer: Lindsey

I love this website and every linen i've purchase so far. This tan linen is beautiful, it has a 'cereal' smell to it which I think is great, must be because it's natural. :) I'm going to make a pair of pants and possibly more out of it. Excited to use it and see how it wears over time. Once washed it seems to feel softer, so i'm sure the comfort level will be good.

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Natural and new!
Reviewer: Cecilia

I've just received and I'm still perfecting the pattern with muslin and a random piece of woven from a local shop before I cut into all my beauties from the Fabric Store!

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A nice sturdy linen
Reviewer: Ron

This is a very strong, sturdy linen that just gets nicer with every wash. Will be ordering more!

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Great weight and color
Reviewer: Alexandra

I'll be making a pair of hobbity pants out of this. It's pretty sturdy even after being washed. I think it'll stand up to wear for a while

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Excellent linen product!
Reviewer: Sallie

Love this linen - made rustic window curtains for my new mountain home. Prewashed and dried, then cut to the measurements I needed. Love the "rough dried" appearance, and that the fabric allows some light to filter through and still provides privacy. Very pleased with the company's service, too. This is the 5th time I have ordered linen from this company.

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Perfect weight and color
Reviewer: Loretta

Another beautiful all purpose linen from the F/S, nice contrast to the "mix natural" linen. A bit more rustic than the IL019 color collection, however, the same wonderful hand. GREAT customer service, thank you Maureen!

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Natural Sheets
Reviewer: Diane

I made the sheet pattern using the Natural 1019 for a CA King Size Sheet Set. Actually, it was pretty easy just a little scary at first, but was easy just time consuming. I made the matching pillow slips and added some 3 inch lace to them. I have an older bed, and appeared as tho the sheets were a little large. They are not and they lay flat, and feel so good. I may decide to make another set at some point. Do not be intimidated, give it a try. You will be glad you did. It does take time but it is easy to do and so rewarding.

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Looks great - Fabulous Value
Reviewer: Diane

I had intentions of sewing a fabric curtain for a doorway between a bedroom and closet, but this fabric looks awesome with raw and selvage edges for my use. I simply used Ikea curtain hooks & wire to attach it. The weight is perfect for so many applications as it drapes and puddles nicely if you're doing something like a curtain. Thanks Fabric Store for the quick shipping and great service.

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Versatile fabric
Reviewer: Wanda

Already made plans for my 10 yd purchase. When projects completed I might buy more. It's just that good!

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Great fabric
Reviewer: Aaron

This fabric is more than what I expected. Love the texture, color, and feel. Has a nice grain smell to it aswell. Will buy more of this natural color.

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natural color linen
Reviewer: Melessa

love this color and texture. Will be making a shower curtain from it. Price was very reasonable.

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Valance in Natural Linen
Reviewer: Linda

A customer requested a valance for her window made out of linen and embroidered with her monogram initial. She was thrilled with the result. Love this linen. Easy to sew and great to work with in general.

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Great Fabric
Reviewer: Anonymous

I love this fabric

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Perfect Linen!
Reviewer: Janet

I am very pleased with this linen. There was slight shrinkage - about 2% in the length and none in the width (60\" after hot washing). I have read the detailed instructions which one of your reviewers has posted for laundering linen. These look like excellent advice for laundering any fine plant fiber. The problem is I wanted a good sturdy utilitarian natural fabric to make an every-day shirt for my son who is not always careful with his laundry. This non-softened natural linen seemed like a good choice. Time and repeated washings will tell. This was a pleasure to sew. I live off the grid, have limited electricity and can't use an electric iron. With this linen, it was easy to "finger press" the seams. My son is very happy with his new shirt. I plan on using the same fabric to make an every-day skirt for myself.

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Beautiful hand
Reviewer: Diane

This linen, unwashed, is crisp and slightly stiff. I washed/dried it in hot temperatures and it softened up. Ironing it restores the crisp texture, but it has a pleasantly soft hand overall. The color is somewhere between a golden beige and light gray: "greige"? It is a lovely neutral. Intended end use will be napkins or kitchen towels.

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Better Than Expected - And I Expected A Lot!
Reviewer: Barbara

This is one of the most versatile colours I have come across. It has a wonderful character on its own but it is also well suited to complement just about every colour of the spectrum. The quality is top notch as well. My mind is racing at the possibilities of what this gorgeous linen can be used for.

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Great choice
Reviewer: Ann

I used this linen for a quilt smashing and backing,then reordered just to have on hand. Scraps were used for embroidered shoe bags. I love the feel of this and the color is such that it goes well with just about anything. I am now using it for pillowcases. Love it!

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Reviewer: Cheryl

I had no idea what I was getting when I ordered this. I am happy, it is different from what I was going to use it for, so now I have to be creative. That bag was a good idea. I am always happy with my order and now I order a swatch first, it really helps, and it comes really fast no doubts about the color or texture, Thanks again,

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Color much darker than pictured or described.
Reviewer: Claudia

While I like the fabric, the color doesn't even come close to that in the photo. It is really a dark taupe shade. Now my decision is where I can make use of it as it is not the correct color to go with my scheme.

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Reviewer: Akiko

I wasn't sure ordering fabric without looking at it. The price was very attractive. I am glad that I took the chance. I thought texture was little bit coarse and heavy side at first, but prewashing it couple of times before sawing solved the problem. Make sure when you first wash it, wash it seperately in cold water. I washed it with other fabric, and it transfered the color and lint. The more you wash it, it seems fabric feels softer. I really like the natural look of this fabric. I am thinking about buying this fabiric in different color next time, and Would recommend to all!

I make wine bags for a local winery. Most have been with quilting fabric but this time I tried my hand at free motion quilting on ILO19 natural, coloring in with Inktense. It sold right away!

Posted by Nancy

So pleased with this linen. It was nice to sew with for this bag.

Posted by Gail

I often make a shirt for my husband for his birthday, and this year I made one out of the wonderful IL019 Natural softened, using black topstitching to enhance the subtle black shade in the background of this linen. He loves it. As my mother would have said, this fabric has a great hand. Thanks also to McCall's pattern 7196.

Posted by Jeannette

I used the natural to make unlined reverse pleat drapes for my living room. Love the warmth and texture they provide. This fabric is easy to work with and sews up beautifully. As a customer from Canada, I'm happy to know that only there is no duty on fabric and when sent via FedEx Express, no brokerage charges, just local taxes. The delivery was just over a week. Great service and a great product. I'm looking forward to many more linen projects in my future!

Posted by Julie

We make monogrammed baby book with journaling inside pages from;

Posted by Susie

Free FS Pattern - MAGDA Pants made in IL019 Natural Linen to pair well with anything in my closet. You can find more info about this project here:

Posted by Morgann

I love this fabric! I wasn't sure what to make with the .30 yd remnant so I sewed two strips of a lighter color linen to make it wide enough for a nice sized pillow. I'll definitely order more

Posted by Zettie

CHARLIE Pant in the medium weight natural linen for its neutral color, which will be easily paired with many tops in my wardrobe.

Posted by Morgann

This is our natural linen fabric that shoppers can use for either monogrammed wedding or baby books. We add jouraling inside pages with the book for one low price. Check us out at; We have been shoppers happy for 30 years, Susie and Bob

Posted by Susie

No sewing required! I just turned over several inches at the top and attached it to an easy-to-install Ikea curtain wire with clip on hooks. Easy peasy. The linen drapes nicely and puddles on the floor. I had no idea how heavy 5.3 oz weight was, but it was perfect.

Posted by Diane

Linen IL019 Natural. Pattern N6604. Purchased this linen from the Doggy Bag section and am glad I did. It sews like a dream and only needs a light iron. It washes well and is perfect for hot summer days.

Posted by Debbie

Natural linen, medium weight, with lace and monogram. Button back.

Posted by Sue

Custom made valance with embroidered monogram. From Whimsea Cottage on Etsy.

Posted by Linda

The perfect choice for tea towels and pairs beautifully with so many colours. My favourite basic in linen that I love having on hand!

Posted by Katherine

Natural linen used for an upholstery redo of a very old chair and a new matching modern accent pillow.

Posted by Stephanie

I bought this unbleached linen to make a new tree skirt. It washed up so soft and interesting that I couldn't bring myself to iron it!! Trimmed it up with a ruffle of your taupe/cream bubble linen (also awesome) and I couldn't be happier!! Working on my new, slightly rumpled Christmas Stockings!! Thanks so much for a fabulous product!!

Posted by Becky

This is an embroidered baby shower gift I made for a friend. The mother-to-be loved her framed embroidery and already placed in the nursery. I love this fabric! My embroidery design sewed out perfectly! The order process was simple and shipment arrived as expected, I love the feel, the weight, the overall look and will order again and again. Thank you. Donna

Posted by Donna

This is a quilt I made for a friend's baby shower. It was originally going on the food table, but ended up using it on the gift table to prevent spills. The back is the solid lighter/almost 2-tone natural color linen. Very happy with how it turned out. The linens are different weights, but they all work well together. (And they loved it:)

Posted by Tina

I was so thrilled with the quality of these linens. I made placemats. a table runner and napkins for my daughter's wedding. I used the IL019 Natural, IL019 Sphynx and IL020 Krista natural softened. These were exactly what I wanted, and I was thrilled with the quality and price.

Posted by Cynthia

I LOVE this linen so much! It makes the most gorgeous napkins! LaurelSusanStudio at

Posted by Susan

This is my "go to" fabric for all of my linen projects. It's durable and smoother than the heavier linens. I keep coming back for it.

Posted by Jona

It is a great fabric to sew and embroider! This cushion measures 45cm x 45cm.

Posted by Regina

I sewed this reproduction 14th century shoulder bag entirely by hand using natural and bleached linen fabric and linen thread. Based on a bag depicted in the early 14th century "Smithfield Decretals".

Posted by Lukas

Wedding present ~ Tablecloth, Napkins, & Tea Towel. Along with a handwritten note on information about linen found at this wonderful web-site of course! ~Lisa M, Palacios, TX PS The Machinist Apron I posted wasn't sideways in my file! My apologies anyway.

Posted by Lisa

My son requested a machinist apron. I chose to make it out of the IL019 Natural Softened. It worked out very well & he loves it! Especially the button-attached hand 'towel'. The Light Weight Black Linen, IL020 worked perfectly for the "Machinist" background; has a wonderful open weave texture. It covers the pocket so 'stuff' won't fly in while he's working. ~Lisa M, Palacios, TX

Posted by Lisa

Just recently I used some of this IL019 Natural linen and I stitched up a so-called "Draw String Bag" and was quite impressed how easy the linen was sewn. I expected some difficulties, especially since I haven.t been working with linen before ..simply love it ! You can see other items I made by following the link bellow to Flickr

Posted by Marion

Pillow made with medium weight natural linen from fabric-store lovely!

Posted by Paul

This is a total hand sewn shirt that I sewed for one of my customers. This linen is the best.

Posted by Brian
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