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Linen & Cotton - Leonardo District Check Soft Grey

per half metre
Fabric Code: J2e32

Only 10m of this product left in stock

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.

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Weight: Medium

GSM: 201

Composition: Linen & Cotton

Width: 150cm / 59inch

Pattern repeat: 8cm / 3inch


This top-notch linen fabric comes to you in a seriously stylish district-checked design with a very suave Italian linen suit style. Complementary tones of grey, white and denim blue make this fabric an ideal choice for a multitude of stylish sewing room projects to take you throughout summer and into autumn and winter with serious style.

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!

Suiting style-checked fabrics convey an air of confidence and style. This perennial go-to design is ideal for understated elegance and key pieces.


Cool marble grey (like a fine Italian sculpture), smooth porcelain white and washed denim blue are expertly woven together in alternating groups and intersecting fine lines throughout the warp and weft in classic cool linen and cotton yarns and create this iconic design we know as Prince of Wales style Check.

This marvellous combination is perfect for classic ensembles full linen suits or chic tailored dresses. Alternatively, combine it with your favourite denim and chambray pieces for a relaxed style.


Linen has been used for centuries because of its beneficial properties; 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 (approx. 4%).

The characteristic slubs (once viewed as a fault) are now part of the aesthetic appeal of quality linen fabric. Leonardo District Check 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 a classic suiting style that's so much more versatile than you think...

Garment Suggestions:

Leonardo 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. 

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 - Cordelia Trousers will look superb in this versatile linen fabric. Add a matching blazer such as The Avid Seamstress' Blazer (this will also look superb with our Pattern Stash's Amelia Skirt).

Perfect for light utility-style clothing with a smart 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.

For softer styling, 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 denim style combos or sit alongside delicate blue-based floral shirting cotton, Toile de Jouy and stripes for artistic pattern-blocked creations.

Put Leonardo 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 serious chic to your home with neat linen curtains and blinds, cushions, table linen and so much more.  Add matching fresh white piped edges for a timeless style.

Customer Reviews

Based on 1 review
Zelma Indans
Stylish fabric

I've not started the blazer I plan to make with this yet. However it's another gorgeous quality fabric from Fabworks. I'm sure that if my sewing is good then this will look great through the spring/summer and autumn.

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