IL019 All-purpose Bleached Fs Signature Finish - 100% Linen - Medium (5.3 oz/yd2)

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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.

Fabric specifications:

Article : IL019 All-Purpose
Content : 100% Linen
Type : PLAIN WEAVE
Thread size warp : 17.9
Thread size weft : 17.9
Thread count warp : 46
Thread count weft : 37
Color : BLEACHED
Weight : 5.3 oz/yd2
Width : 59 inch

Customer Questions and Answers

KB

would this be suitable for drapes?

Kelly • November 10, 2022
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The best selling weight for drapery , this is a perfect choice.

Maureen • November 10, 2022
TG

Is this good for making bath towels and kitchen towels?? Is it absorbent as the other linens?

Tammie • September 19, 2022
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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.

Lauren • September 19, 2022
JT

can I really expect minimal shrinkage with this fabric? I still plan to pre-wash

Jean • August 29, 2022
Maureen  profile image F|S Team

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.

Maureen • August 29, 2022
JD

Wondering if this will take dye well? Wanting to ice dye linen to make a dress.

Jen • August 22, 2022
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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.

Maureen • August 22, 2022
LF

Is this soft enough to make a shirt?

Lois N • August 8, 2022
Maureen  profile image F|S Team

Yes very much so with some of our customers letting us know it is a dream to work with.

Maureen • August 8, 2022
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SB
I love making bedding with this fabric

I tend to make extra pillow cases of this fabric. I'll buy it in large quantities when it's on sale. Then start collecting fabric from the Doggie Bag Collection. I'll build the body of the pillow case from the Bleached fabric, and do a colorful band from the doggie bag fabric. Pre-shrink everything first of course. Another project I did for a friend was a sleeping bag liner. She loved camping with her family, but all the sleeping bags were made with man-made fibers. So I made a liner out of Linen. Since sleeping bags can be quite warm in summer, I also made a top sheet she could use. Put the sleeping bag inside the liner and treat it as a mattress pad. Sleep with a linen sheet and a light blanket instead. ( The waffle weave fabric works well as a blanket. I use mine year round on my bed.)

Susan • December 16, 2022
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NC
Linen Shirting

Fabric is Excellent as always, Thanks for providing pure linen.

neelakanta • December 9, 2022
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WC
Perfect Linen

I'm so happy to have found this linen. It's so soft an beautiful. I plan to use it to make the Harper tunic from Elizabeth Suzann and I know this is the perfect linen for it. Fast shipping and great price!

Winifred • December 2, 2022
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KC
Soft and beautiful

Beautiful SOFT linen at an AMAZING price. I was surprised how fast it shipped. Thank you!!

Kristina • November 17, 2022
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WG
Precious

That one word is my review, "Precious" This material is soft, beautiful & yes precious! I would buy it again!!

Wendy • November 12, 2022
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The traditional colors for Christmas outfits are white, red and green. I love these colors and try to use them for sewing clothes! I always use medium-weight linen, although I also really like linen fabrics of different weights, but I tend to use them for other purposes.

Karina • December 21, 2022

Made for a good friend. This project was a happy challenge and so much fun!

Sallie • October 26, 2022

1840s men's shirt. Made in white and another in black. Both were a hit at parties and the fabric was a joy to work with.

Sallie • October 26, 2022

I designed this ruffle sleeve crop top out of FS finish, medium weight. Top appeared in Evolve's Resort Fashion Show 2022. Available at The Fitting Room Mpls,MN.

Tonya • October 22, 2022

I used IL019 to make this 3-piece suit which I've dubbed the "Soft Suit" I bought the linen in natural and dyed it this lovely mint colour. The fabric has a beautiful hand and I think the no-shrink promise holds true although I did pre-wash. I used some vintage Vogue patterns fromteh 90s which turned out brilliantly. I'm delighted with my linen suit.

Elaine • September 18, 2022
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