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Oatmeal Check - 100% Linen

per half metre
Fabric Code: J2c46

A new addition to the website and manufactured by the same renowned European company as our summer Linens of 2021. This collection of fabrics are of the same quality and with even more colours designs and natural fibre types. 


Oatmeal Check - Linen This superb classic flat woven linen fabric comes to you in classic tones of Wholesome Oatmeal and natural white and is woven into a pleasing country/shabby chic style, part of a new collection (European Linens) and manufactured by the same renowned Dutch company as our summer Linens of 2021. This assortment of fabrics is of the same quality and with even more colours designs and natural fibre types. There's something to suit all tastes.


Oatmeal Check boasts a wonderfully natural look and feel. This wholesome natural blend fabric boasts a reassuring soft drape quality and is stable and strong - super easy to sew. Linen has been used for centuries because of its beneficial properties; cool and breathable, get 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. The characteristic slubs (once viewed as a fault) are now part of the aesthetic appeal of quality linen fabric. 

Garment Suggestions:

Classic neutrals form the mainstay of many wardrobes and this cool linen and cotton blend can be worn all through the seasons. Oatmeal Check will make stylish key pieces, especially when teamed with its complimentary cousins. Perfect for creating Folk Style clothing (add some personalised embroidery or smocking) and these will become heirlooms of the future.

Our very own Pattern StashCordelia Trousers, Amelia Skirt, Lynsey Dungarees & Jemima Waistcoat are suitable to use with the medium weight linens which have slightly more structure. The use of interfacing and or interlining may be required on areas that require more structure such as waistbands, collars etc.

The Layer Up Collection by Sew Different is also ideal for creating a capsule wardrobe of fresh spring-summer Linen and (Linen blend) makes you will want to take through into autumn. 

Suitable whether you are clothing you and yours, or producing a range of niche boutique wear. Natural fibre blend fabrics with timeless appeal. We think this fabric has a very French country style and sits perfectly with, Wholesome Oatmeal and the other natural hues in the collection.

This excellent fabric will pleat, tuck and form full gathers perfect for re-creating historical styles and the current trend for prairie/buffet style dresses (Wildergown style) Boho & "#cottagecore" style clothing. Look to designers such as Gudrun Sjoden for style inspiration with a folk style twist. 

Folkwear Patterns have an extensive range of historical-based shirts, blouses and dress patterns suitable for modern-day wear but based on timeless designs for beautiful slow sewing projects sure to become heirlooms of the future.  Simplicity - Dottie Angels Patterns have a wonderful cottagecore style and will look excellent made in fabrics like Oatmeal Check and its cousins.

For more classic styles look to the classic elegant lines of pattern makers such as:

Choose simple sleek lines and cuts for perennial style and garments which fall elegantly from the body.

For super comfy trouser patterns, Style Arc - Bob and Folkwear 119 Sarouelles are excellent.

Other Uses:

Utilise the classic country style of Oatmeal Check by creating timeless soft furnishings for your home, from quick make napkins, placemats and table cloths to cute cafe and under-counter curtains and stylish billowing curtains or neat blinds for french windows- Parfait!


Weight: Light

GSM: 175

Composition: 100% Linen

Width: 150cm / 59inch

Pattern repeat: 12cm / 4.7inch

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