100% Linen Sheets and Pillowcases
100% linen sheets and pillowcases have been consistently sought after for those who are looking for luxurious bedding. Linen has long been known for its strength and durability. Your linen pillowcases and sheets can become treasured household heirlooms.What are the properties of linen?
All linen is woven from the fibers of the flax plant. Linen is an exceptionally strong and durable natural textile. It is also sought after for its feel, drape, sheen, and the way it holds its shape on your bed. It is a breathable material. Linen cloth is also known for its softness, especially after you wash it a few times.What are some qualities to look for in linen bedding?
- Source - Belgian, Irish, and French textiles are of exceptional repute.
- Weight - You should look for sheets and pillows with some heft to them. This indicates a high density of flax fibers.
- Fabric weave - You should seek out close-weave fabrics for linen sheets and linen pillowcases for durability.
- Wash or finish - Most linen pillowcases and sheets are pre-washed for a softer feel right away. If you want a more casual look, consider stonewashed sheets and pillowcases.
- Finishing and details - Check for neat seams and an even weave. If a manufacturer includes fine detailing like embroidery, matelassé, or patterns like herringbone, that is another indicator of quality.
Most manufacturers offer items like sheets, duvet covers, and pillowcases in at least a few color options besides the standard white, ivory, and natural shades.How do you care for pure linen bedding?
Pretreated linen sheets and linen pillowcases can go in the washing machine and dryer. Untreated bedding should not go in the dryer. Remember, linen is exceptionally well-suited for line drying.
- Linen sheets and linen pillowcases can be washed in hot or cold water. Use a mild detergent. Linen-specific detergents are available. Do not use fabric softener or bleach.
- In the dryer, use only medium or low settings, and do not let the linen completely dry. Lay it out flat and let it finish by air drying.
- If your linen gets a wrinkle, you can use a spray bottle of water to dampen it and lay it out flat again.
- Your linen duvet covers, sheets, and pillowcases can be ironed. When ironing, be sure the linen is damp.
Since fine linen sheets and linen pillowcases are heirloom quality items, you can choose to have a monogram embroidered on them.