What is Jersey Cotton?

Jersey Cotton Fitted Sheets

What is Jersey cotton and why is it used in bedlinen?

Fitted sheets made from a stretchable fabric like knitted cotton has many benefits and are especially good when used with an electric bed or memory foam mattress.

The material can move and stretch when you operate the mattress or when the mattress moulds itself to the body as happens when you lie on your memory foam bed.

The fabric is light weight and very soft and is a very good alternative to regular cotton sheets which are woven. The stretch cotton was first used in clothing like tee shirts where you need the material to be flexible and regain its shape once pulled over your head, regular cotton would not give in this way and would not be as comfortable.

You get good idea of how Jersey Cotton is good for bedding just look at your socks, how they stretch over your feet and go back to their original shape when you take them off no matter how times you do it.

To get the nitty gritty detail see this Wikipedia page.

Jersey cotton quality measures

White & Ivory Jersey Cotton Bedlinen

Jersey cotton sheets are normally made to a high standard and can be measured in grams per square meter or GSM.

Generally 140GSM is a good quality and the better and softer sheets are made from 160GSM. Good quality Jersey cotton is manufactured using a special machine that employs a series of needles that produce interlocking loops of thread.

The stitches are small, even and very consistent producing a jersey cotton that has a flat, smooth face with a slightly texture feel.

A very light and comfortable material that stretches easily and regains its original shape, most cotton comes in a variety of colours and made from pure 100% Cotton.

The other advantage of Jersey cotton fitted sheets are that they are fully elasticated all the way round which are preferred to standard sheets as they will grip the mattress all the way round which is ideal for electric beds.

When the mattress is raised standard sheets will just hang down loosely and look a mess whereas the jersey cotton sheets will be snug and close fitting all the way round.

We stock both Jersey cotton and Egyptian cottonwith 5 year guarantees and, as always, with our Best Price Promise.

How To Change A Duvet Cover?

How to change a duvet cover? This is a common question we are often asked and there is no wrong or right way to change your duvet cover. Personal preference will always be the best option but if you do not have any assistance some of the tips below may help you with this weekly task.

Changing the duvet cover is not an easy job to do and can be quite frustrating, getting the duvet itself to sit in the four corners can be an enigma and not a job for those of us who easily get annoyed.

Just how hard can it be, we are only putting a square object in to a purpose made square cover?

Preparing the duvet cover

So lets just try and put this one to bed so to speak.

First of all prepare the the duvet cover, make sure you have done all the washing and ironing you need to do to make the cover look stunning once you have place the duvet inside.

Next grab your duvet and take a deep breath, make sure you have it the right way up and place it neatly onto your bed.

Getting the duvet in!

Egyptian Cotton Duvet Covers

Now place your hands inside the duvet covers and grab hold of the two top coners and gently pull them inside out. Grabbing hold of the same two top corners on your duvet replace the corners back inside the duvet covers taking the duvet with you.

Once you have pulled both the duvet and cover the right way round you should have hold of the top two corners with the cover the right way round.

Now comes the tricky part, holding firmly give the whole ensemble a good firm shake, the duvet cover should then start to cover the rest of the duvet and lie perfectly in place.

Close the buttons and poppers and repeat the shake down holding the two opposite corners to ensure an even distribution of the duvet fillings and ensure that the four corners are now in place.

With that now in place you can enjoy a good nights sleep as you have certainly earned it!

Easy swap duvet system

Just to let you know some luxury bedlinen companies such as Belledorm and Nimbus manufacture an easy swap duvet system where you have hand holes at the top of the duvet cover.

You just place your hands inside the duvet cover and pull the top of your duvet through and into place. This is a much easier system and less stressful and you can place the duvet exactly where you want it first time – now why didn’t you say so before we hear you ask!