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Bluebird Flight Gingham - 100% Linen

per half metre
Fabric Code: J2e33

Price is per HALF metre. 1 unit = 0.5metres. For 1.5metres, add 3 units.

All cut length orders are sent as one continuous length.


Weight: Light

GSM: 147

Composition: 100% Linen

Width: 148cm / 58.2inch

Pattern repeat: 1cm / 0.39inch


This delightful linen fabric comes to you in a subtle take on your favourite gingham design. Fresh sky blue and white make it an ideal choice for a multitude of practical and stylish sewing room projects to take you blissfully throughout spring and summer as carefree as a bird in flight.

A new addition to the website and manufactured by the same renowned European company as our summer Linens of '21 & '22. These fabrics are the same superior quality and with an assortment of even more colours, designs and natural fibre types. Natural fibre lovers, this is for you!

Gingham fabrics have been enjoying the spotlight in spring and summer fashions for several years now. We are seeing them in everything from high fashion to fresh country-style interiors.

Film icons from Judy Garland in 'The Wizard of Oz' to Doris Day's 'Calamity Jane' are known for their iconic gingham outfits. It has a youthful, happy, fresh and wholesome style and its popularity has had global significance for centuries.


Soft-sky blue like a cloudless summer sky and fresh white are expertly woven together in alternating groups of a fine sketch-like combination throughout the warp and weft in classic cool linen yarns and create a very versatile small-scale gingham style check of 4x4 mm blocks. This marvellous combination is perfect for stand-alone pieces or for combining with fresh classic white or baby blues and denim hues.


Linen has been used for centuries for its beneficial properties; it is cool and breathable, gets softer with washing & wear, and linen is impervious to moths and resists dirt and stains. Linen will not form lint or pill and can be washed at high temperatures with only moderate shrinkage.

The characteristic slubs (once viewed as a fault) are now part of the aesthetic appeal of quality linen fabric. Bluebird Flight Gingham - 100% Linen is stable, and lightly textured, with the reassuring naturally absorbent and comfortable feel of a favourite linen garment, lightly crisp and will soften with washing and wear. This medium-weight fabric is closely woven with an Oxford shirting style.

Garment Suggestions:

Bluebird Flight will form crisp details (with a little light interfacing), on collars, cuffs and waistbands. Used in quantity it will form soft and full feminine gathers, plus neat pleats with a reassuring drape.  All you have to do is decide what to make. 

The Layer Up Collection by Sew Different is ideal for creating a capsule wardrobe of fresh spring-summer linen and ( linen blend) makes you will want to take through into autumn.  Team with other blue and white combos or sit alongside delicate blue and white florals such as Octo Folly, Toile de Jouy and stripes in pastel colour palettes for the prettiest colour and pattern-blocked creations.

Make a wardrobe full of key pieces for a superb, summer linen look. Its perfect hand makes it the ideal candidate for many uses, from the stylish to the practical. Pleated culottes, shorts and trousers like our Pattern Stash's Cordelia Trousers will look superb in this versatile linen fabric.

Add a matching shirt that will also look superb with our Pattern Stash's Amelia Skirt. Perfect for light utility-style clothing with a happy summer twist, such as The Ilford Jacket and our Pattern Stash Lynsey Dungarees. Create interest by using the fabric on the diagonal. as showcased with the Sew Different Artista Dress.

Put Bluebird Flight to use for simple tops and classic shirts-overshirts and shirt dresses, it's also perfect for creating layering garments such as tunics and pinafore dresses. The Sew Different Tulip Dress and Triple Tuck Smock are ideal candidates for this type of look.

Team this versatile linen fabric with others from the range for a totally complimentary wardrobe in cool and breathable natural fibres.

Other Uses:

Add some fabulously fun country-style gingham chic to your home with fresh cafe-style curtains and blinds, cushions, table linen and so much more.  Add matching fresh white crochet cotton lace for a  timeless heirloom style.

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