IL019 All-purpose Natural Softened - 100% Linen Fabric - Medium (5.3 oz/yd2), Width 59"

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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 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
Type PLAIN WEAVE
Color NATURAL
Width 59 inch
Weight 5.3 oz/yd2
Thread size warp 17.9
Thread size weft 17.9
Thread count warp 46
Thread count weft 37

Customer Questions and Answers

ST

For a small curtain in a doorway, would you recommend medium or heavy weight linen?

Sarah • May 22, 2024
Lauren profile image F|S Team

Hello, We'd recommend our medium weight linen as it has a lovely soft drape suitable for a doorway.

Lauren • May 22, 2024
BS

What's the benefit of softened linen fabric?

Brooke • March 23, 2024
Lauren profile image F|S Team

It is softer to the touch, and wrinkles a little less than brand new, unsoftened linen which can feel crisp.

Lauren • March 23, 2024
MC

What weight would be good for placemats and or napkins?

Michelle • March 23, 2024
Lauren profile image F|S Team

This fabric, IL019 mediumweight.

Lauren • March 23, 2024
PF

What is the shrinkage on this fabric?

Pamela • June 6, 2023
Lauren profile image F|S Team

This fabric can shrink up to 10% on a warm wash and low heat dry.

Lauren • June 6, 2023
LD

Is this medium weight linen on this page good for furniture slipcovers?

Lydia • April 20, 2023
Maureen  profile image F|S Team

The middleweight linen has and can be used for slipcovers, but if the item will be used in a high traffic area we recommend looking at our heavier linens as well. We have samples available for purchase to compare the weights to make sure which one will work best for your project.

Maureen • April 20, 2023
KF

Is this a good choice for kitchen towels?

Kate • February 21, 2023
PV

Yes, the IL019 natural can be used for kitchen towels along if a smoother wider middle weight linen is what you are wanting. Please also take a look at the 4C22 rustic linen and our selection of narrow toweling, IL084 and IL085 which makes up beautiful kitchen towels.

Patricia • February 21, 2023
KB

Where is the fabric itself grown and made?

Kari • December 28, 2022
Maureen  profile image F|S Team

You will find the information listed in our help center: support.fabrics-store.com/hc/en-us/articles/360000218746-Linen-Quality-Certification

Maureen • December 28, 2022
IJ

Can someone describe in more detail what is meant by adding a softener? Is this a chemical process? I want to make some items that will come into contact with food and want to make sure to use food safe materials. Thanks!

Ilan • August 4, 2022
Maureen  profile image F|S Team

We use a silicone softener that is applied to the linen to give it a smooth hand. This linen with softener has passed the Oeko-Tex standard 100 certification process. The Oeko-Tex organization tests our products for over 100 harmful chemicals and toxins before approving them for public use. Our linens, including this one, are widely used for home decor items such as napkins as well as bread, market and vegetable bags without issue .

Maureen • August 4, 2022
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CL
Good greyish/ natural colored fabric

This fabric is great like all the IL19 collection. This natural color has a pale and slightly gray color to it, which works well for my medieval based projects

Caitlin • February 9, 2024
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Jenny profile image To soft

Flimsy and to soft. Has no body to it. Dont want to sew with

Jenny • November 20, 2023
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Lauren

We're sorry you didn't enjoy this fabric. If you would like something more sturdy, you may prefer the heavyweight 4C22. If you would like to return your fabric, please get in contact with us directly.

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BringYourOwnFluff profile image Just a Pinch Lighter than the Image

Lovely medium-weight linen for tops and bottoms! I do find the color to be a bit lighter than what's shown on my screen. This linen, like all that I order from here is a nice quality, with a few slubs/loose threads here or there that I pull to the wrong side of the fabric with a small crochet hook. Not a big deal! Like all linens, this fabric gets much, much softer with machine washing and drying.

BringYourOwnFluff • August 24, 2023
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LS
Amazing linen

Perfect for my Elizabeth Bennett dress. Washed nicely. The color is very close to the color swatch though perhaps a bit lighter. The weight is perfect for a dress. Drapes like a dream. My only concern is I didn't purchase enough!

LEIGH • May 21, 2022
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PP
Beautiful linen!

I have never bought fabric online before because I really need to see and feel it in person. However, I couldn't find any decent linen in stores! So after reading reviews of the fabrics-store linens I decided to take a chance, and I am so glad I did. I love this linen! Loved the natural color, the feel, the drape, and the way it performs.

Pamela • September 25, 2021
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I would make everything I wear out of this fabric. It is soft and so easy to work with. I like the texture and the look. The pattern is vintage.

LEIGH • February 9, 2024

I used this fabric to make a gambeson for a medieval based LARP. It works great!

Caitlin • February 9, 2024

Helen's Closet Ashton Top Colorblock Hack from the blog in scraps of medium-weight fabrics-store linen. 'Natural' is the right shoulder, 'Lagoon' is the other shoulder. 'Folkstone Gray' is the bottom triangle, and 'Natural Mix' is the bottom square. You can see that the Natural Mix is nearly white, and just a few shades lighter than 'Natural'.

BringYourOwnFluff • August 24, 2023

Helen's Closet Ashton Top in fabrics-store medium-weight linen in 'natural'. True Bias Dani Pants in the same fabric for a matching set! I put these on just for the photo, so all the wrinkles are what you get from walking around the house for a bit!

BringYourOwnFluff • August 24, 2023

Sew Liberated Dani Shorts in natural medium-weight linen. The top is the Helen's Closet Ashton top, color block hack from the blog made from fabrics-store medium-weight linen scraps: natural, natural mix, folkstone gray, and lagoon.

BringYourOwnFluff • August 24, 2023
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