Jersey sheets are the cornerstone of bed in a bag bedding ensembles aimed at teenagers but they are comfortable for everyone and have risen in popularity over the last few years for many reasons.
Likened to a broken-in tee-shirt, jersey knit sheets are generally made from 100% pre-shrunk cotton, or in many cases, Egyptian cotton. Because jersey sheets already have that lived-in feel to them straight out of the package, there’s no need to give them a wash before use to get a soft broken-in feeling. Similar in texture to a flannel sheet, jersey sheets are perfect for those who feel that cotton sheets are a little too cool. Jersey bed sheets will give you a good night’s sleep without the added sometimes unwelcome warmth of flannel sheets.
The comfort and coolness of jersey are perfect attributes in any weather but even more so in the heat of summer. Better jersey sheet sets have elastic all around the edges of the sheet rather than just at the corners, providing a snug fit to the mattress. These types of sheets tend to wash and dry with a minimum amount of wrinkles, making them iron-free as well. However, jersey sheets need some care due to the make up of the fabric so be sure that these types of sheets are for you before you buy.
In addition to the positives, jersey cotton sheets have their drawbacks as well. Most manufacturers recommend caring for jersey knit sheets by washing them in cool or cold water. This is supposed to avoid problems like shrinkage, pilling or stretching. While this process does avoid shrinking the fabric, washing sheets in warm or hot water is far more hygienic and if you have an allergy to dust mites, you really need to use hot water as they won’t die off in cooler temperatures.
Beware of buying cheap jersey sheet sets as there have been quality issues in some cases. No matter how much you pay, examine your sheets before use. If the dye on the pillow cases is different in shading than the dye on the sheets, or if the sheets themselves vary from each other, return them to the store from which they came. This means that the set you’ve purchased is from a mixed of lot, which may mean that you will end up with a mismatched set if one item in the set fades or wears more than another. They all need to be part of the same dye lot.
While not as glamorous as silk or satin sheets, a jersey sheet set is built for comfort and a good night’s sleep. While other types of sheet sets can be found with high thread counts, jersey sheets are generally lower in count, hovering around the 200- and 300-count range. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing, however, it just basically means that jersey sheets don’t have the same luster and finish as something like percale sheets. That is not a problem as a higher thread count in jersey sheet sets would actually eliminate the appeal of the fabric.
Sold either as separates or the ever-popular bed-in-a-bag bedding ensembles, jersey sheets are available in any store that sells bedding, such as a linen shop, department store or discount department store, and on the Internet too. And, they’re available in every size you might need, including, twin, full, queen and king. In fact, jersey knit sheets are also popular for a child’s crib due to the beautiful softness of the fabric so if you have a baby on the way look out for jersey crib bedding. These sheets are also found in a variety of colors to match any décor, with colors ranging from red, green, blue, pink, purple, and yellow, and just about every other color choice in between. Patterns for jersey sheets are rare, however, as these types of bed sheets normally only come in solids.
Jersey sheets are a cozy alternative to other, more conventional types of sheets. They feel smooth and soft against your skin, and maintain their shape for years. A long-wearing, comfortable choice, jersey sheets are great for snuggling up in all types of weather.
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