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Simple Life - 100% Linen

$8.00
per half metre
Fabric Code: J2d59

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.



Specifications:

Weight: Light / Medium

GSM: 106

Composition: 100% Linen

Width: 180cm / 70.8inch

Pattern repeat: N/A

Introduction:

Simple Life - 100% Linen is a first-rate, traditional open weave, all linen fabric with a light and airy 'good for you' style. This mediumweight linen is ideal for a plethora of wonderful projects. Bleached natural fibre fabrics are perfect for recreating a country style to both your home and your wardrobe - perfect for historical costumiers to fashion and interior designers and artists alike.

Properties & Colour:

Made in Europe by a company of world renown, with centuries of expertise and tradition. Linen such as this has been used for centuries because of its beneficial properties; cool and breathable, gets softer with washing & wear, 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 (viewed as a fault once upon a time) are now part of the aesthetic appeal of a quality linen fabric.

Simple Life is woven from rustic cream linen yarn to produce a homespun natural-style fabric with a crisp yet airy hand that is super strong and stable width and lengthwise, movement across the bias (due to the open weave being very much like linen scrim). This fabric will soften with washing and handling.

The natural slub quality of the yarn and the traditional weave give this fabric a very distinctive cross-hatched look with a carefree relaxed style, perfect for a host of sewing room projects. All you have to do is decide what to make. 

Open light and airy open weave that produces a semi-crisp, yet malleable hand with plenty of bias ease, due to this we do not recommend usage for structured garments.

Garment Suggestions:

The airy drape quality of Simple Life Linen is ideal for loose over tunics and oversized shirts and layering pieces, etc. Lagenlook styles, such as patterns from Boho Banjo and fashion looks of Gudrun Sjoden.

Choose pieces that you can layer with other breathable fabrics. The open weave makes the fabric translucent so is best layered to create a superb, summer chic layered-linen look. Create oversized shirts, coatigan-style jackets, and boat-necked boxy tops, perfect for layering over simple camisoles/slips.

A-line tunics with shark-bite hems, and prairie/buffet dresses like The Wildergown - Friday Pattern Co look fabulous made in sheer fabrics, just create a simple underdress to sit beneath. These loose and romantic style dresses are ideal for putting on over your swimwear on the beach or poolside too. 

Other Uses:

Create romantic light and airy window dressings for the home; long flowing country style French window curtains- neat Scandinavian blinds and cute cafe curtains. the 180 cm width gives you more fabric to play with!

Incorporate into textile art-like pieces and mix with embroidery, weaving and lace appliqué. 

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