4C22 NATURAL Softened - 100% Linen - Heavy (7.1 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.

At a heavier weight of 7.1 ounces 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.

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 : 4C22 Rustic - Bortovka
Content : 100% Linen
Type : BASIC
Thread size warp : 11.6
Thread size weft : 11.6
Thread count warp : 38
Thread count weft : 32
Weight : 7.1 oz/yd2
Width : 57 inch
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working on embroidered bags
Reviewer: Lauree

i love this weight and the two colors i bought. i plan to get more for some 18th century pants i am going to make. i am REALLY glad you pack things so well in plastic because fedex left it outside in the rain!

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Gift tea towels
Reviewer: Cathy

After seeing the article about the benefits of linen towels, I decided to make some for gifts. I layered the heavyweight natural with the black and embroidered the name on the top layer. I just love the results and plan to make more.

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Can't go wrong with this linen
Reviewer: Jo

I have ordered small quantities of this fabric and now have ordered a whole bolt. This fabric is very easy to work with and sew. Its fantastic for embroidery. It lends itself to a variety of projects. I have made wine totes, aprons, and want to make my kid's and loved ones embroidered pillow cases and bread/food bags.

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Embroidered pillows
Reviewer: Roviena

I have ordered this 3 times the last a full bolt. I love this for my embroidery projects. Hope to make a coverlet soon.

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FS heavy weight natural linen
Reviewer: TARA

I'm desperate for a comfortable pair of trousers and I think that particular linen looks comfortable, but also looks polished enough than I can still wear the trousers when I need to look a little sharper.

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William profile image Museum quality
Reviewer: William

This fabric is perfect for my needs in creating replicas of 18th century garments for museums and historic site staff. I use this most often for "hunting shirts" or "rifle shirts," one of the most iconic garments from the War for American Independence. Perfect weight, coloring, and weave. Warm enough to layer up for winter campaigns, but thin enough to breathe on those summer marches.

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Natural linen, heavyweight
Reviewer: Nan

Agree with another reviewer - this doesn't feel like heavyweight linen. I am disappointed the weave is so loose with some see-through. It is quite stiff, suitable for bags or decor but not apparel. Im going to hot wash and if it softens up, maybe, hopefully, I'll have a different opinion.

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Great natural fabric
Reviewer: Karen

When I received this fabric, I serged the cut edges and laundered it in hot water and dried it in the dryer, as suggested. It came out wonderfully soft. (If I had wanted it to remain crisp, I would have had it dry cleaned.) I haven't worked with it yet, but I plan to do some hand embroidery to be framed(?), and there is enough left over to make a garment. The softness of the fabric will allow it to drape beautifully.

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Reviewer: Gretchen

I bought this weight for pants. Love the color!!

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Great texture
Reviewer: Denise

I've now used this for tablecloth, table runners, bread bags, face rags, a bedspread, but my favorite use so far is for camping bath towels...absorbant, dries fast with no towel smell and feels great.

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Andrei profile image nice linen
Reviewer: Andrei

Apron made from 4C22 NATURAL, softened. Doesn't feel to me as heavy weight. it is more like middleweight

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Wonderful Weight
Reviewer: Theresa

I've been using this fabric along with the lightweight bleached linen to make bread bags for holiday gifts. They are both divine to work with. The rustic washes up beautifully, softens and takes a pressing well. I am eyeing this weight for garments too. Great fall/winter pant weight, or a light lined jacket. I can find dozens of ways to use this lovely rustic linen. Great products and great customer service. I am a frequent buyer.

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Reviewer: Karen

I'm not sure exactly what I expected from softened linen but I was a bit disappointed that it wasn't a little softer after I washed it. I haven't made anything with it yet- I'm thinking about a pair of pants. I'm hoping it softens a little more with repeated washing. Orher than that issue I think it is lovely fabric wirh a great color and weight. This was my first purchase from this outlet but I'll be making more!

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All season color
Reviewer: Barbara

Natural, the plain ordinary color that doesn't draw your attention towards the fabric. Simple color that wows you just because its Linen. Versatile fabric that makes you feel great. The wow factor on all colors here is what makes me a repeat customer. Cannot go wrong with Natural, create anything with this color, it will pop just because its extraordinary fabric.

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Awesome fabric....Awesome Customer Service
Reviewer: SUSAN

This is my absolute favorite linen from FS. It is perfect for both clothing and bedspreads, etc. I have an arsenal of this color and order more when it goes on sale. I have made an incredible duvet with luscious big wooden buttons..working on pillows with the same. I made a short jacket that ties in the front that i get multiple compliments...which lead me to make one in about 6 other FS linens. The fabrics are the best and the customer service is EXCEPTIONAL. I share their site with others all the time. I have had a few orders that would not go through, but when I called in the next day the MORE THAN HELPFUL CS ladies have always honored the sale and been so very helpful. They take our suggestions to heart. And I want to thank FS for offering the sales..especially the great 20% and sometimes 35% off. That helps senior citizens who love your linen! I am addicted....don't go away...THANKS!!!!!!!!

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nice linen, shrinks a LOT
Reviewer: Kristin

I used this linen to make a coverlet that would be tucked in on all sides, so exact size wasn't critical provided it had enough length to tuck in. Using other linens I've experienced minimal shrinkage, so I sewed up the coverlet before washing and left a lot of extra room for shrinkage (108" long when 90-92" was plenty). It shrunk lengthwise so much that it's not long enough to tuck under the mattress in the direction I intended! That means it lost around 18" over three yards of length. Widthwise it didn't shrink at all. The texture is lovely and it looks great but I think a warning that this linen shrinks a LOT more than, say, IL019, would have been appropriate.

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Rustic Duvet
Reviewer: Anonymous

When I first opened the box, right away I admired the beautiful color or the natural flax, but when I pulled it out I was disappointed about the texture. I even called to return it. The customer service is wonderful here. Very kind and more than happy to work with you, but with a little encouragement from my family (everyone loved the color) I decided to wash it and keep it. It's extremely dirty (YIKES) I washed it 6X before the water started to be clear enough to see the fabric in the tub. It's worth it! It's more beautiful with every wash and even the texture is fluffier and has even more character than this sample picture could possibly display. It's easy to sow. Needless to say, I was in heaven during this duvet project for my king size bed. It kept me busy and it's a process, but no doubt a five star product.

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Couch slip cover
Reviewer: Amy

I used 4C22 Rustic Bortovka to make the fitted slip cover for our couch with an invisible zipper in the back seam. It washes and dries like a dream and was a joy to sew. It has been wearing like iron since 2009, washed I don't know how many times and still looks great.

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Great for embroidered pillows
Reviewer: Cynthia

Perfect for machine embroidery designs. It never puckers and is the perfect weight for pillows.

If you are interested in trying out this cool style without paying the store price tag, then our Cass Culottes sewing pattern is for you! With its high rise, wide legs, hidden inseam pockets, and elastic waistband, it is probably the most comfortable pair of culottes you'll ever own. You can find the sewing tutorial and pattern PDF here: blog.fabrics-store.com/2021/01/07/cass-wide-leg-culottes-tutorial-and-free-pattern/

Posted by Rima

Natural Linen face mask made with 4C22 Natural softened 100% Linen and lined with natural cotton. See this carefully handcrafted breathable face mask on maidencalifornia.etsy.com

Posted by Amanda

Natural Linen face masks in 4C22 Softened Rustic Linen.

Posted by Amanda

Home pillow I embroidered. Sews up so nice.

Posted by Roviena

I've chosen to make the latest Paper Theory pattern - the Miller trousers out of the FS heavy weight natural linen, mostly for practical reasons - I'm actually 6 and a half months pregnant and suddenly Autumn has appeared. I haven't been able to fit into any of my trousers since I was about 12 weeks pregnant and I'm starting to get cold ankles because the only things I can still fit in my wardrobe are summer dresses!

Posted by TARA

Im sorry, I posted under the wrong linen. Please delete! This is Mixed natural.

Posted by Randee

This linen is great to work with. I prewashed and ironed before cutting the pattern out. It made a lightweight soft to the touch uniform. I'm a seamstress for the Sons of the American Revolutionary War Uniforms! They are typically mad of wool blends or poly gabardine, so I thought I had to try to make one out of linen for a different feel and hopefully will sell a few to the guys on the west coast and the Florida panhandle area. Thanks FS!

Posted by Lesa

The main body of this slip cover is from the rustic 7.1 linen. (the quilt has the mid-weight linen in it also). I was very, very happy with this fabric. It wore like iron. I highly recommend it for slipcovers. I was surprised at how thin it seemed at first, but it was nice not working with a bulky fabric. And it didn't seem to affect the wearability of it...I made that back in 2012 I think.

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linen apron

Posted by Andrei

Natural linen made up into a baby keepsake book. These little gems are currently on sale on our site; waycooldesigns.com Susie

Posted by Susie

Works nicely on covered buttons.

Posted by Bethany

Slipcover made from 4C22 NATURAL, softened. It sews nicely, washes nicely too. It is comfortable and durable. Has a gray tint to it certain times of the day with bright sunlight. Looks a little more tan in lamp light. Beautiful!

Posted by Bethany

A $40.00 "Cuddle Chair" from the Salvation Army, 16 yards of 4C22 Natural Softened Linen, ten zippers, 6 buttons, and lots of fringe and you will end up with a thousand dollar chair! The linen met my great expectations. Can't wait to tackle my other living room furniture with new linen slip covers. It's beautiful and have had many compliments. It.s a pleasure to work with such an excellent store.

Posted by Mary

Great Fabric for my son's Machinist Apron!

Posted by Lisa

I'm on a mead making adventure, and this linen is perfect for protecting my mead-must from the ill effects of light.

Posted by Rosemary

Article : 4C22 - Rustic - Bortovka Fabric washes so great and wears so well. A dream to sew, slipcover has invisible zipper in the back seam.

Posted by Amy

Article : 4C22 - Rustic - Bortovka Made slipcover for our sleeper sofa

Posted by Amy

I made it with 4c22 natural linen.

Posted by Cynthia

Viking style tunic with celtic knot trim.

Posted by Jerry
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