Osnaburg is a fabric with a rich history and a wide variety of practical applications. Originally named for the German city Osnabruck, this plain weave textile was originally created from jute. The material is considered a coarse fabric, but it is often compared to linen cloth in terms of appearance and weave structure. The Osnaburg fabrics available in Beverly’s online fabric store are medium-weight and crafted from 100% cotton for a smoother, softer finish. Because of their breathability and soft touch, Osnaburg textiles can be used for a number of apparel projects, including pants, shirts, jackets or headwear. Because of the 100% cotton makeup of this fabric, any apparel items you create from it are easily machine-washable. For the dining room, recreate the look of old-fashioned linen napkins and placements using Osnaburg materials, and then tie the room together by fashioning a set of elegantly simple drapes. Add versatility and convenience to your discount fabric stash with Osnaburg!