Laundering is a cinch. Machine wash, gentle cycle. I use a detergent with a balanced PH, such as Ecos. OxiClean is my "go to" for stain removal and brightening. Bleach and dry cleaning are not recommended. Chemicals are too harsh and will break down fibers.
Tumble dry on a gentle setting and take the garment out of the dryer when it’s just a bit damp. Give it a shake, hang it up and smooth out the fabric and then allow it to dry hanging. Iron with steam if a crisp finish is your preference.
Sewing with Linen -
Heavier weight material can be a bit daunting to sew. As always, prewashing, drying and then ironing the fabric before laying out to cut. Pressing each seam and allowing the press to cool will also help while working through the thick material.
Sewing with linen is slow fashion at its finest, take your time. Especially while top stitching and working on angles. You are crafting a timeless garment with world’s oldest and most perfect textile! Enjoy!
*Source: Libeco Belgian Linen
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