IL019 All-purpose Bleached Fs Signature Finish - 100% Linen Fabric - Medium (5.3 oz/yd2), Width 59"
Bleached color is achieved by "stripping" the natural pigment out of the fibers( just like you would with bleaching hair). What you are left with is a very soft shade that is just ever so slightly an off-white color.
Bleached is the basics of any project and loves being dyed. It is actually what we use to dye the colors. A truly versatile base and a must-have addition to your fabric repertoire.
At a medium weight of 5.3 ounces this 59 inch wide 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.
Our FS Signature Finish was developed exclusively for us using a special process that makes this linen super soft with a comfy, classic look you'll love at first sight.
As a bonus, this process removes almost all of the initial shrinkage, giving you more fabric to get your projects done.
This finish makes the linen as soft as butter. Yep, 100% linen that feels and drapes and sews as no linen you have ever encountered. Because the fabric has been pre-shrunk for you - it will be less than the base cloth width.
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Customer Questions and Answers
Planning to make sheets, do I have the correct product?
Yes, you've found the right fabric! Happy sewing :)
Would this be suitable for a fitted sheet? I CANNOT find an affordable linen sheet for a Queen 16" thick mattress, so I guess I'll just have to make it.
Yes, this is our recommended fabric for sheets. If you haven't see it already, please search for our free sheets pattern. It includes cutting and sewing instructions.
This fabric will be used for a tablecloth. Is it okay to use a scotchguard type product on it? IL019 Bleached/signature finish. Also I love the look of the signature finish! Beautiful.
We love using our linen just the way it is, but if you want to use a fabric proctor product, we recommend doing test sqaure to check the product gives you the results you need.
Will this fabric work for a tablecloth? How much should I allow for shrinkage? And, any suggestions to remove stains?
Hello, yes this is a great fabric for a tablecloth. The shrinkage is up to 3% when following our washing directions. We have our washing directions and stain removal tips available in our Help Center article here: support.fabrics-store.com/hc/en-us/articles/360000218543-Fabric-Care-Pre-washing-and-Washing-your-Cotton-and-Linen-Fabrics
Why does instagram ad say 38% off and full price on website
I do need the special link unless sale price is $16.76/yard Thanks
The Ad on Instagram will take you to a section of our website where you can take advantage of the special price which is reserved for orders strictly between 3 and 15 yards and cannot be combined with other sales on our site. Please let us know if you need the link again.
Is this fabric ready to dye? Thank you
This fabric is not PFD, so you will need to scour it. Please search for the IL019 with no finish, that variant is PFD.
If this is pre-shrunk, how wide is it in fact? How will I know how much to buy?
hello, this fabric is 59" wide and can still shrink up to 3% on the first wash and dry.
Do you have this fabric in 90 inches wide? Not sure how this fabric is used for bedsheets if the width is 90 inches on a queen size flat sheet but the fabric you sell is only 59 inches wide. Thank you
hello, We do not have this fabric in wider widths. When making sheets you can sew panels together in such a way that they aren't felt when slept on. We have figured this all out for you in our free sheets sewing pattern. Please search 'sheets' on the site to bring up the free pattern.
I am curious about your answer to the person who made sheets that got holes after 2 years. I bought some high quality linen sheets and had the same problem with the fitted sheet after just a year or so. I am considering this linen to make another fitted sheet but now uncertain. What linen do you recommend if I am going for longevity rather than the initial feel of the fabric? Is a heavy weight linen better for a fitted sheet?
If you want improved longevity, use a flat sheet for the bottom instead of fitted. Fitted sheets wear out more rapidly because of the body abrasion on them. Flat sheets that are rotated get equal wear and, therefore, last longer.
Super basic - As long as I am not planning to dye it, is there any reason to prewash your 'signature finish' (prewashed) linen fabrics? I just received my first shipment (and first ever purchase of linen fabric), and don't want to waste the water (I live in AZ) if prewashing isn't necessary.
Since this fabric may still have minimal shrinkage of up to 3% it is a good idea to prewash if you are making garments and other projects where you need the measurements to be precise. Otherwise it is a good idea to pre-wash any fabric or clothing item to remove any debris or lint residuals from manufacturing and handling.
Is the bleached signature finish fabric prepared for dyeing?
Hello, No, this fabric is not considered PFD, so you will need to pre-wash it with a 'pre-dye' detergent such as synthrapol to make it PFD.
Hi - I posted this question on March 25, and now have found that it has been removed, and I have not received any response. I purchased IL019 bleached signature finish linen in March of 2021; sheets were completed in Fall of 2021. I made two flat sheets, so that they could be alternated between top and bottom Now, less than 2 years later, both sheets have huge holes in them. Considering that linen is touted to have a long lifespan, I am extremely disappointed. We loved the sheets, but because of a lack of durability I cannot justify making another pair from this type of linen. Would a heavier weight linen that hasn't been softened hold up longer? What would be your suggestion? Thank you.
We have not removed this question we have received it in our main customer service area as well so we have put it on hold in this area. We are working on our response to you and will email you from there shortly where we can post a more complete answer for you . This question was received over the weekend when our offices are closed so our response time can be delayed by one business day.
I purchased this linen in March of 2021, sheets were completed in Fall of 2021. I made two flat sheets, so that they could be alternated between top and bottom Now less than 2 years later, both sheets have huge holes in them. Considering that linen is touted to have a long lifespan, I am extremely disappointed. We loved the sheets, but because of a lack of durability I cannot justify making another pair from this type of linen. Would a heavier weight linen that hasn't been softened hold up longer? What would be your suggestion? Thank you.
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would this be suitable for drapes?
The best selling weight for drapery , this is a perfect choice.
Is this good for making bath towels and kitchen towels?? Is it absorbent as the other linens?
We prefer our 4C22 heavyweight which is the twin to our kitchen towel fabric, but in the wider width. We recommend this fabric in our Milos Bath Towel free pattern.
can I really expect minimal shrinkage with this fabric? I still plan to pre-wash
Yes you can expect less than 3% shrinkage as opposed to our other linens that have a 7-10% shrinkage rate. Yes we do recommend pre-washing this to remove the residual shrinkage.
Wondering if this will take dye well? Wanting to ice dye linen to make a dress.
Several of our customers have used this linen with various dye methods with amazing results. We recommend testing the dye method with this linen before you start the project to make sure all is as it should be.
Is this soft enough to make a shirt?
Yes very much so with some of our customers letting us know it is a dream to work with.
Love this fabric. I wasn't sure it would be heavy enough for stenciled napkins I wanted to make for a gift, but it is really terrific. For a formal napkin, I might have wanted something heavier. But these are for a more casual table, and I think the weight is perfect. I have leftover material and can't wait to sew a summer top with the remainder. The finish really reduces wrinkling enough that I won't need to iron a garment coming right out of the dryer. I never thought linen like that existed!
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This fabric is just beautiful. I bought 5 yards to make a long tablecloth, but when it was delivered, that plan changed to clothing. I have so many ideas for embellishing finished garments and can't wait to get started!
I have been sewing with the il019 linen for years and love it so much I made my wedding dress with it! I drafted a princess bodice with sleeves and a full circle skirt, zipper in the back.
i went for it with my first purchase from Fabric Store and took advantage of one of the 38% promo emails. i figure i can dye this to any color i wish, so it was a great deal to purchase the maximum 15 yards allowed for the promo. washed and dried normally as i wash all our clothing to get a true sense for the shrinkage and weight of the final fabric. IT"S A DREAM!!! currently whipping up some curtains for our bedroom, but will still have a lot left over for some capsule wardrobe pieces. it feels a bit sheer in the plain bleached color, but i don't doubt that it will be opaque once i dye it to my desired colors for various pieces. overall an excellent quality linen at a most reasonable price. i have been back since to order other various weights and doggie bag deals!!
I've been buying the lL019 linen for a few years now and have never been disappointed. I usually make wraps/shawls and jackets on which I hand paint and then hand dye. One of most popular designs is the jacket which requires only two short seams. Quick sewing which leaves a lot of time for designing!
We have 11 ft ceilings in our living room, and custom linen curtains would have cost a fortune! One 20 yard bolt from fabrics-store.com was very affordable in comparison. I was a little intimidated at first, but this linen was SO easy to work with (at the time I sewed these I was 7 months pregnant) and the curtains came together quickly!! I even had enough leftover linen to make some shorter curtains for my master bath.
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FABRIC CARE INSTRUCTIONS
Please note that some of our darker or more vibrant shades will have some residual dye run off or bleeding. It is important that you launder or treat like colors with like colors so that you do not compromise the integrity of any other colors, fabrics or garments during the launder process.
We also suggest that if you are combining one or more of these types of colors with lighter colors that you pre-wash the linens seperately and once the item is completed do not launder again, but Dry Clean.
- Machine wash cold.
- Gentle cycle.
- Only non-chlorine. Bleach if needed.
- Tumble dry low.
- Medium steam iron.
- Do not use Perm Press cycle in wash or dry