Check flannels were used for men's shirts and as a lining material throughout the 18th century but is very difficult to find today. In the 1773 Providene Gazette, "RUN away . . . an Apprentice Boy . . . had on . . . a check Flannel Shirt" cited in Taylor and Sweet, Runaways, Deserters, and Notorious Villains From Rhode Island Newspapers Volume 2, 2001. Black 35/2 linen thread or unbleached 35/2 linen thread will both work well for hand sewing this fabric.
This product was added to our catalog on Sunday 31 July, 2011.