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Fabworks House Linen

Summer House Linen - Bougainvillea Magenta

per half metre
Fabric Code: J1c73

Only 3m 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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Welcome to Fabworks’ House Linen: a collection of carefully curated colours, created from a base cloth of linen and cotton.

Initially sourced as deadstock overruns, we rescued this fabric that had a light washed colour, which meant that it would be perfect to overdye. Now rejuvenated and repurposed into some of our favourite shades, the House Linen collection features a range of hand-picked hues that sit together in a paint box-like palette. Voilà!


Weight: Medium / Light

GSM: 140

Composition: 42% Linen & 58% Cotton

Width: 145cm / 57inch

Pattern Repeat: N/A


Bougainvillea Magenta is a decadent pink-purple magenta colour and boasts rich saturated hues. Named after the wonderfully exuberant climbing plant we commonly see in warmer climates. Bougainvillea do come in various hues but this magenta colour, (actually called Purple Queen) is so iconic it epitomises happy holiday vibes. Sit this stunner alongside similar hues such as Maytime Lilac for a look that's as perfect as nature's flowers. For a fab contrast team with Turkish Cove for a precious jewel combination! Colour lovers will adore Bougainvillea Magenta. Team it with all your favourite brights from the House Linen Oxfords for a joyful rainbow of fun sewing!! 

Tap on the Properties, Garment Suggestions & Other Uses tabs below to learn more about this fabric and its suggested uses

The Oxford Linens have been created through dyeing and finishing a fine Oxford woven linen (42%) & cotton (58%) blend fabric. Due to its textural weave detail (akin to a Panama or Hopsack)

These cosy but not cloying, cool and breathable fabric is stable yet drapey, and features a super soft handle that is simply sublime, perfect for a multitude of garments.

One of the many benefits that the House Linen offers is that it will wash and wear forever, only improving with age due to the hard-wearing properties of its natural fibres: cotton and linen.

Garment Suggestions:

Simple slashed-neck T-shirt style tops and classic shirts are perfect for standalone garments made using House Linen and will become key pieces in your wardrobe for year-round wear. Alternatively, create wide-legged trousers, tunics, smocks, and summer dresses.

Cordelia Trousers by The Pattern Stash: An excellent make for such light/medium linens, giving that comfy yet distinguished look found with wide-legged trousers. Why not hack it yourself for a pair of super smart city shorts?

Lynsey Dungarees Pattern: Use to your advantage and make with slouchy comfy styles for easy wear summer attire.

Megan Nielsen Patterns' Protea Capsule Wardrobe Set: Ideal for pretty full-gathered styles, stunning outfits and a selection of versatile tops!

Layer Up Collection by Sew Different: Perfect for creating a capsule wardrobe of fresh S/S linen makes that will take you right through into autumn.

Other Uses:

These House Linens will make superb linens for your home: pillow slips, lavender pillows, table runners, table covers, napkins, provincial-style café curtains and aprons too! Add embroidery for individual gifts sure to become heirlooms of the future.


Now in its fifth generation, the family behind Fabworks has been working with 'textile waste' for over 100 years, whether that be in reclaimed textiles, cleaning rags & wipers, shoddy, loose fibres, or second-hand clothing. Fast forward to the 21st century, where fabric and sewing notions are the company’s main focus, we now find ourselves breaking new ground with a bespoke selection of fabrics that we have dyed in the UK.

Try before you buy:

If you'd like to purchase a sample of this fabric, please use the selector above & select the option: Sample.

Customer Reviews

Based on 4 reviews
Teresa Fernandez
Great value

Beautiful and soft fabric! The color is as in the pictures
Washed at 30 and didn’t notice any shrinkage

judith evans
perfect colour

very pleased with this - washed and ready to cut out ,washed well at 30 degrees
very little shrinkage

Julie Tennyson-Davies
Amazing value, lovely fabric

I am so happy with this fabric, a lovely medium weight, wonderfully wide, beautiful colour and a great price. I am using a favourite The Makers Atelier dress pattern and was recommended via them. I prewashed and was so impressed with the quality: no colour bleed, no twisting, nothing that I would have expected from a budget priced linen blend. I haven't finished sewing it yet, but I'm enjoying how easy this fabric is to work with and what a great colour. I love the subtle stripe down one side of the selvage edge and might use it to embellish the sleeve and pockets,

Just Glorious!

Fabworks, you really have excelled yourselves with this new range, even by your high standards! This fabric is superb in every way - it is wonderfully soft but has plenty of body and also drape and the colour is so vibrant. It's very versatile and could be used to make so many things. Compared to the twill, the Oxford has a more airy feel, but they could definitely be used together. I feel the Oxford is the perfect summer fabric. I've just washed it, and it washes brilliantly, with not even a hint of colour bleed, impressive for such a rich colour. This colour way is just gorgeous - a really, rich, deep, sophisticated colour which is intense without being overpoweringly bright. Can't wait to sew with it!

Fabworks House Linen Collections:

Summer House Linen

A collection of colourful Twill & Oxford Linens exclusive to Fabworks

HoH23: Warp Twill Linens

A collection of rich and vibrant Warp Linens (HoH 2023)

Autumn House Linens

A collection of Autumnal shades in our Oxford House Linen exclusive to Fabworks


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