IL019 All-purpose Mix Natural Softened - 100% Linen - Medium (5.3 oz/yd2)

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Price: $16.58 per yard
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The Natural color thread in this fabric is the earth made color of flax when it has been retted and woven 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.

Bleached linen color thread is made by "stripping" the natural color out of flax ( 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.  

Mix Natural color is achieved with one bleached thread and one natural color thread interwoven together. As a result - you have a grey toned natural color that is a great compliment to all other colors.

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.

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 IL019 All-Purpose
Content 100% Linen
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

Customer Questions and Answers

Lilly profile image

Hello! Will this be restocked? When would that be?

Lilly • July 19, 2023
Lauren profile image F|S Team

Hello, I'm sorry we don't have that in our restock list for next month. Please check back in again at a later date to see if it will arrive in later shipments

Lauren • July 19, 2023

I want to make a dress out of this. Is it opaque enough not to wear something underneath?

Pamela • April 2, 2023
Maureen  profile image F|S Team

This coloration will have minimal transparency. Most customers have not mentioned needing an undergarment.

Maureen • April 2, 2023

How much does this shrink - both width and length. THank you.

Constance • February 1, 2023
Maureen  profile image F|S Team

Please figure a 7-10% shrinkage based on our recommended wash instructions. Based on one yard the width should come in to about a 56 cuttable and the length will come up to about 33 inches.

Maureen • February 1, 2023

how to wash prior to use

Laurel • January 30, 2023

Pre-wash in warm to cool water 2-3 times to get all shrinkage out. Baste stitch, zigzag or serge edges so they linen does not fray. Low heat tumble dry.

Patricia • January 30, 2023

Is this fabric good for dining room chairs?

Kim • August 10, 2022
Maureen  profile image F|S Team

This linen has been used for upholstery and slipcover projects, but if it is a high traffic area you may want to consider the same colorway but in a heavier linen. Ordering samples would help to determine which one would work best for your needs.

Maureen • August 10, 2022
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Beautiful fabric!

I love the feel of this linen and the color (natural) is perfect for my next garment me-made projects. My order arrived quickly and communication from has been stellar. I will definitely purchase more beautiful linen from this store!

Christine • August 30, 2022
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Sandra profile image Softened Linen for Decorative Pillows

I create hand painted toss pillow shams. I love the neutral color and the texture for painting is ideal. I have repeatedly ordered this same fabric for over a year now.

Sandra • June 28, 2022
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Yes please, I'll have seconds!!!!!!!!!

After reading reviews, I put down a length of this mix natural for a "bottom sheet". Now I know why people are wild about their linen sheets... now bamboo is staying in the closet, and soon... mix natural sheets and a duvet are in my plans. I love all the weights of mix natural... big praise for whoever came up with the "mixing" idea, to the flax growers and millers, and for Fabrics Store for selling it to happy sewists. Thank you!!!!!!!!!

Jennifer • April 24, 2022
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Natural mix linen

Perfect linen for so many projects. This is a medium weight with a nice hand. It will make a nice lightweight jacket with hood for Florida weather. I also use the heavier weight for window treatments and other projects Love it!

Deborah • December 31, 2021
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My favorite linen

I love this natural linen. I use it for everything,,,pillow cases, sheets, curtains. I wait until it goes on sale and buy a bunch. I need more, so have another sale! Thank you!

Brigid • November 12, 2021
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When I purchased this linen several years ago I made Style Arc's Clare pants. Just completed is Vivian Shao Chen's Laurence top (using bias for neck and armholes from a lighter weight linen piece). This linen is perfect for these two styles and my hot South Texas summer climate. Care: machine wash on delicate and short time in dryer before line-drying.

Nancy • June 26, 2023

I made shades for all my windows using this ILO19 Mix Natural Softened. Here's a pic of the two in the living room. Love!

Lisa • October 16, 2022

First linen project: simple tank and Cass pants. Great step-by-step instructions. Looking forward to trying new patterns and fabrics.

Victoria • July 24, 2022

Excellent for apparel - i created a girls summer play dress. also is sturdy for machine embroidery. nice lighter shade than the regular natural.

Lona • July 21, 2022

Is this the fitted sheet from the Fabrics Store patterns. I'm new to sewing, so please forgive me for the sag on one side. This fabric is what linen sheets are all about! It is hefty enough to know you're covered, but breathable enough for the hottest summers. The long staple makes it durable. I hope you enjoy this fabric as much as I do.

Robert • June 24, 2022
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