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How to care for linen fabrics

13 May

Here we have put together a few pointers to how to take care of your linen fabrics and to get them remain in good condition for longer. If you would like further advice please contact us!

Linen washing instructions:

  • Always follow the instructions included in the product.
  • Linen products are usually washed separately from other laundry.
  • Fill the washing machine only half full.
  • The linen product should also irrigated in lukewarm water before washing, as it reduces washing wrinkles from forming.
  • Check the lint filter before and after washing.
  • Washing temperature of 40 and 60 degrees.

The detergent according to the washing temperature:

60 degrees: white laundry detergent, bleached linen

40 degrees: colored laundry detergent, natural colored linen and linen terry.

Lots of water and the slow rhythm during washing to reduce wrinkling and shedding.

Linen fabric care instructions (after washing):

  • Straighten the linen fabric immediately after washing and hang to dry.
  • Avoid using a tumble dryer. It consumes natural fabrics.
  • Mangle or iron linen fabric when it’s moist.
  • Washing and ironing straight linen shrinks about 7%
  • Store linen products straight or rolled , as the linen fiber is fragile, which brakes easily if folded in long term storage.

 

Linen tote bag tutorial

16 Apr

 

 

You will need:

 

Cut the fabric into 4 identical-sized pieces measuring 54 x 25 cm (21,2″ x 9,8″). You will need 2 pieces for each outer and lining fabric. Cut two opposite corners open from each pieces. These cuts will form a bottom for the bag. Place fabrics right sides together,  sew the side seams and the bottom seam together leaving the corners open. After you have sewn the 2 pieces together, open unsewn corners and fold so that the side and bottom seams are aligned. Repeat for both pouches and turn them right sides up.

Place the inner bag inside the outer bag wrong sides together. Finish the top edge of the bag by sewing  over the edge. Then fold the edge to the inside by 1/4 inch and iron. Fold the edge again 3/4 of an inch, iron and pin in place. Stitch around the top edge of the bag. Picture shows the black pocket which can be sewn into place in this stage  or also before fitting the pieces together. Pocket is measuring 9 cm x 10,5 cm (3,5″ x 4,1″).

Now sew  the straps . You will need two straps of leather  measuring 4 cm x 63 cm ( 1,5” x 24,8”) and two linen straps measuring 6 cm x 63 cm ( 2,3″ x 24,8″). Begin by folding the linen fabric on the leather. You can use an iron to help. Pin in place and sew from the both edges. Measure the center of the bag, attach the straps as far away from each other and  sew them firmly on place.

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Just remember to link back to us: www.linenfabrics.co.uk/linen-aspirations

Linen Curtains – SALE!!!

22 Nov
Linen Curtains SALE

Linen Curtains SALE

Ops! We have a great sale on for all our made to measure linen curtains. You can save up to 40% if you place your order by the end of November. Now is a right time to order a new stunning pair of curtains for your home. You won’t find better prices for made to measure linen curtains anywhere. It is also a good time to improve your insulation in your house and linen curtains can be a great help for this. It is definitely getting chillier so it is a good idea to invest slightly more on your curtains and order them with thermal lining which will help you to keep warm during the winter.  If you want to think ahead order your blackout curtains before spring sun will wake you up and everybody else will be queuing their blackout curtains! We have reduced our prices for all our linen curtains now – so why not order your free samples from our shop for your beautiful linen curtains!