Essex CANVAS, Natural Code: E1191242
Priced and sold per 1/2 yard. Essex Yarn Dyed Canvas fabric from Robert Kaufman is 55% Linen 45% Cotton, 43 inches wide. With a heavier weight of 6.5 oz. per square yard, this fabric is a beautiful alternative for handbags and home decor. Please note: Shrinkage and Care: Essex shrinks more than cotton sheeting. In particular when using Essex for garments, it is best pre-wash (cold water recommended) your fabrics. Wash dark colors separately (using color catchers is always a great way to ensure no bleeding occurs if you have concerns). Due to the woven nature of the fabric, Essex tends to ravel. Robert Kaufman Fabrics recommends buying slightly more fabric than you need to account for shrinkage and raveling. (Some people even stitch along the outside edges of their fabric to prevent raveling too far.) Also, Essex wrinkles when washed. Prepare to iron your fabrics!