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How to check that your fitted sheet fits

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The only thing more difficult than folding a fitted sheet is getting the size right! Avoid any mishaps by following these essential fitted sheet sizing rules from our experts.

1. Measure up your mattress

When shopping for fitted sheets, arm yourself with a few key measurements. You will need the width, length and depth of your mattress. Now add 10cm onto the depth measurement and you have the size you will be looking for. While standard sizing might not be your exact measurements, the variation should not be more than 5cm in any direction.

Measure up your mattress by laying a broom stick on the bed to accurately measure the depth.
Measure up your mattress by laying a broom stick on the bed to accurately measure the depth.

2. Choose fully elasticised sheets

Look for fitted sheets that have a fully elasticised skirt. Elasticised corners only are a manufacturing short cut and should be avoided!

Did you know that Falucca Fine Linen manufactures custom-made fitted sheets to fit all local and international mattress sizes? Contact us at info@faluccalinen.co.za or call 082 548 4703 to find out how we can help you.

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Common mistakes to avoid

Is your new fitted sheet suddenly not fitting? Here are some common problems to consider:

Tumble dry blues

If your fitted sheet fitted perfectly a fortnight ago but now getting it over the mattress is a 15-minute training exercise, the culprit will most likely be improper laundering. It’ll be either an extremely hot wash or (and this is far more likely) over drying on a hot cycle in the tumble dryer. Most natural fibres shrink when exposed to extreme heat, but it’s true that quality and shrinkage often go hand in hand as higher quality fabric tends to shrink less.

Most shrinkage can be prevented by laundering on a warm cotton wash and a low heat tumble dry. Better yet, dry it on the washing line and you’ll get the best possible results; your sheets won’t shrink, they’ll feel better and you’ll save some money on your energy bill too.

Mattress evolution

Mattresses have also changed over the years. They have got deeper and many linen brands have not kept up with this trend, with the result being fitted sheets that don’t cover the mattress.

Fitted sheet made from Egyptian Cotton
A perfectly snug fitted sheet.

The solution? Get your fitted sheets custom made for you in 800 thread count Egyptian Cotton fabric from our Signature Collection. Contact us at info@faluccalinen.co.za for more information.