IL020 Handkerchief Apricot Softened - 100% Linen Fabric - Light (3.7 oz/yd2), Width 58"

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The earthy ginger of Apricot linen echoes Pierre Bonnard's spicy Mediterranean oranges - colors that became a central focus in his flickering, light speckled canvases.

At a lighter weight of 3.5 ounces this 58 inch wide 100% linen is woven with finer threads to give it a smoother appearance. Referred to as lightweight or handkerchief linen, this fine, but surprisingly sturdy linen brings new meaning to the term "sheer elegance".

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 IL020 Handkerchief
Content 100% Linen
Type PLAIN WEAVE
Color APRICOT
Width 58 inch
Weight 3.7 oz/yd2
Thread size warp 33.3
Thread size weft 33.3
Thread count warp 57
Thread count weft 44

Customer Questions and Answers

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Is this a suitable weight for a duvet cover ?

susan • January 3, 2023
Maureen  profile image F|S Team

This linen has been used for a duvet for those who want a specific color or a lighter weight , but the more popular choice is the middleweight linens.

Maureen • January 3, 2023
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Is this fabric suitable for pants or is it too light weight

Rose • October 16, 2022
Maureen  profile image F|S Team

Yes it is and is widely used for pants, shorts and skirts.

Maureen • October 16, 2022
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BringYourOwnFluff profile image Mostly Not See-Through

A bright orange-peachy color! Fabric is mostly not see-through. Like all linens, this fabric gets much, much softer with machine washing and drying.

BringYourOwnFluff • August 24, 2023
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LK
Beautiful!

The best way to describe this color is the inside of an apricot. I bought this for napkins. They are so soft. Came out beautiful! The texture is 'buttery' feeling! Will buy more for making scarves. Would be perfect to feel this around your neck. Perfect autumn color.

Lisa • December 24, 2022
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CC
Gorgeous shade

Love this linen for shirts! Perfect drape, so soft and it sews like a dream.

Christy • December 17, 2021
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CK
Nice Linen

I purchased this mid weight linen to use with with blue heaven for a modified blouse/jumper two piece outfit. It feels wonderful and the color is actually as pictured.

Cindy • June 5, 2021
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great fabric, beautiful color

I used this fabric for a camisole-style nightgown. Can't say enough about how beautifully this sews up (like all of these linens!). Any step that requires pressing will stay in place and rarely needs careful pinning. I often embellish my projects with some simple embroidery, and this fabric accepts the stitching very nicely. Love it.

Alinda • March 18, 2021
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Helen's Closet Ashton top, cropped version in light-weight apricot-colored linen. I think the color is a bit brighter than pictured here.

BringYourOwnFluff • August 24, 2023

I needed to find good looking shells for underneath suits for my job. My search for high quality/attractive tops ended in vain. Which led me to making my own. Happily, I landed on Fabric-Store and their high quality linens and free patterns. Here is one of my favorites: the Chelsea T, in Apricot 3.5. Great color, comfortable, and so easy to work with. I love using their linens for my sewing projects. The drape of their fabric means the piece is always flattering and the quality of the fabric means that the piece holds up under many a wear and wash. I couldn't be more delighted to have found Fabric Store and to have launched into a new hobby--sewing my way into a new wardrobe!

Leslie • July 21, 2022

I actually bought this fabric intending to make curtains but it's such a nice color, I decided instead to make a romper from one of my mom's c.1970 patterns...and you can tell from the wrinkles I've been living in it since! Such a beautiful color, very light-weight but not too sheer for a garment and holds its shape very well for cutting and sewing.

Elle • July 11, 2022

Allwell sleeveless box top size 2, added 1/2" to sleeve to make it easier to sew.

Christy • December 17, 2021

Used this lighter weight linen to make the Linen Swing blouse by Fabrics-Stores. Perfect combination of fabric and pattern.

Nancy • March 18, 2021
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