If you sew, you probably know how frustrating it is to have the fabric slip through your fingers, fray every time you touch it and just make it nearly impossible to sew a neat seam.
Well, what if I told you that I know a secret fabric that won’t try to wiggle away from you?
Yesterday I talked to a professional seamstress who has worked using my linen for the last decade. Casually, I asked: what is the most comfortable fabric to work with that can easily be shaped into what you have designed?
Finishing the last fold to the tablecloth she was putting away, she calmly replied:
“Well your IL019 of course. It doesn’t slip under your fingers when you sew, it doesn’t fray and allows for the most perfect seams.”
Coming from an expert like herself, a seamstress with two decades of experience, I was thrown off by the simplicity of her response. She continued in further detail, explaining to me how she feels the most at ease working with this fabric.
As a seamstress, her hands are her most valuable asset and are always toiling graciously with the fabric of her choice. It is of great value to ensure her hands don’t get tired keeping the fabric from turning into thread.
The comfort of having a firm hold on the fabric without it tiring her fingers because of its constant movement and fraying is a quality she immediately noted in IL019.
She explained how relaxed she feels knowing that she has no need to worry about the weave coming undone as she runs a pair of scissors through this linen. How she can let the blades hug the fabric on both sides and let them run smoothly towards the other end.
In fact, she recommends IL019 for beginners and experts alike. Praising both the golden middle-weight as well as the soft, smooth feel the fabric has on her fingertips.
Returning to her seat, she smiled and ran a piece of IL019 through her fingers:
“I’ve made just about everything with this… blouses, shirts, pants, dresses, summer suits, skirts, night gowns, baby clothes, fabric dolls, quilts, lamp shade covers, bed sheets, pillow cases, duvet covers, table cloths and so, so many other things.”
She continued to explain to me how linen has been such an integral part of human life for so long that every day linen use presents a visual record of human history.
How linen has always been present in our private life. Be it a smudge of lipstick on a table napkin after dinner or the finest batiste linen entwined with the scents of bodies, linen keeps track of all our intimate moments whether we choose to keep them hidden or exposed.
Our linens fall victim to our every day mishaps of staining, spilling and dirtying, and yet they take on the role happily, regaining their initial purity and brilliance after every wash.
As we spoke more, it only furthered my respect for linen. I want you to share this experience with me. Be it the feeling of running your fingers over a piece of linen soon to become your most treasured garment, or simply learning how to sew, I want you to experience it today!
With over 34 colors of IL019 for you to choose from, there are countless possibilities:
And through Sunday the 24th any of these colors are available with a 10% discount!