New Linen-Cotton blends
Our new soft linen-cotton fabrics come in seven summery colours. The linen-cottons are 137cm wide, they are 55% linen and 45% cotton, giving them a softer feel to pure linen fabric with a beautiful texture. Linen is environmentally friendly because it thrives without any fertilizer or pesticides and the whole the flax plant gets used while the seeds are pressed to make linseed oil. Linen is a renewable resource and it needs no irrigation, it is also fully biodegradable as well as being extremely durable. The cotton softens the fabric, making it more absorbent and it holds these beautiful, bright and bold colours well. The fabric has a lovely drape and it cools the skin more than cotton alone, which makes it pleasant to wear in summer. It is easy to care for, but always pre-wash in the machine and wash darker colours separate first. Iron damp and at a medium heat.
- Always pre-wash your linen and linen blend fabrics
- Wash darker colours separately
- Linen & cotton fabrics are easy to sew, they don’t slip or pull under the foot of the sewing machine, so this is a great fabric for a beginner to use
- Press the fabric while damp on a medium setting
- Use sharp scissors to cut the fabric
- It is a good idea to finish the raw edges with the serger or a zig zag stitch to stop it fraying
- Use a medium size sewing machine needle
- The seams press beautifully, use a cloth when pressing from the right side with a steam iron as linen has a tendency to shine when pressed or simply press from the wrong side of the fabric
- Topstitch the linen-cotton fabric to keep it flat and even.
Linen-Cotton – cornflower blue
Linen-Cotton – Sunset
These Linen-Cotton fabrics are perfect for your summer wardrobe, we have made a few sewing pattern suggestions below:
Sewing Patterns for Linen-Cotton:
This is Katie’s Day Dress by The Avid Seamstress from her blog What Katie Sews. This would look lovely in one of the bright linen-cottons. It has a lovely v-neck back and can be worn for casual and smart affairs!
This is one of our new patterns from Some Me Something. The Beatrice Pinafore is a easy wear, with a crossed back it can be worn over a t-shirt with thick tights, leggings or trousers. Perhaps a navy linen-cotton version would be most versatile?
Linen-cotton fabric pleats beautifully so would be perfect for this Lumme Skirt by Named Patterns. The emerald colour would look amazing and really show off the beautiful details in this skirt.
The Aster Blouse by Colette would look great in these Linen-cottons, the pool colour would look incredible with jeans, tucked in or floating over the top. There are plenty more sewing patterns to choose from on our website. The Liesl & Co sewing patterns are a popular choice for linen fabrics too.
See our other linen ranges here.
Happy Sewing! x