Flannel Fitted Sheet

Flannel fitted sheets can be purchased easily in department stores and Internet shops. But since there are so many options this can be very confusing. Here are some tips to help you sort out the facts.


These sheets are available in the following sizes: twin — 39 x 75 inches (or 99 x 190 cm); x-long twin — 39 x 80 inches (99 x 203 cm); full — 54 x 75 inches (137 x 190 cm); queen — 60 x 80 inches (or 153 x 203 cm); king — 76 x 80 inches (or 198 x 203 cm) and California king — 72 x 84 inches (or 182 x 213 cm).

Note: some manufacturers have other sizes like Olympic Queen, Olympic King, Queen / King Supreme etc. Read the product dimensions. In a few cases, different figures may be used. Double check the figures first; never make the assumption that a queen size is x by x by x inches.

Advantages and Benefits

Flannel fitted sheets are made from wool or wool and cotton. Some manufacturers may combine it with other materials like synthetic fabric. In some cases only flannel is used. In any case, the element that distinguishes flannel from others is its warmth.

These sheets are insulating too. For this reason, sheets made of flannel are widely used during the winter. High quality sheets will provide comfort during rainy nights and even snowstorms.

For the best results, get the sheets with cotton and wool blend. The cotton will make it soft while the wool will keep it warm. This combination will make the sheets very comfortable.

Reminders for Buyers

Thread counts between 80 and 190 are coarse and rough. Many people avoid these sheets due to the rough feeling. If you want soft and smooth sheets, the thread counts must be 300 to 400. There are also sheets with over 500 thread counts. These are very soft, but they also cost more than the other sheets.

If the thread count is not specified, you can still get an idea of it. Hold the material up to a light source. The higher the thread count, the less light will pass through it

Some flannel fitted sheets manufacturers provide ounces of flannel in square yards rather than thread counts. If this is the case, look for those with 4 oz. / sq. yd. (113g / 0.9 sq. m) at least.