Everything You Need to Know About Flannel Sheets
What’s a nap?
A nap is the soft, downy surface given to one side – or both sides – of a fabric when the fibers are raised and brushed. (Velvet is a good example of a fabric that has been napped on one side).
For this reason, you may also see ‘brushed cotton’ as a name for flannelette.
How is flannel made?
Both flannel and flannelette can be woven in a twill, or plain weave. You don’t usually see this as the nap hides it. After the fabric has been woven, it’s napped and then bleached or dyed. It then has a second napping to fluff the fibers up again after they’ve been processed.
What’s so great about flannel sheets?
Nothing is as cozy as flannel sheets on a cold winters’ night. Cotton sheets can make you gasp when you climb into bed (unless you’ve had the electric blanket switched on!) but flannel just envelops you in warmth!
In winter, everyone loves to snuggle down into the warmth and comfort of flannel sheets. They make the bed so cozy and snug. Flannel sheets come in a wide variety of styles and colors to suit any bedroom decor and they can be purchased with matching comforter sets.
Flannel sheets can be purchased as a set or individually. You and your kids will love the great variety of styles and character sets to choose from. Winter has never looked so good and for the kids jumping into bed will be a treat.
There is nothing more appealing than fresh, new sheets on the bed. In winter we want those sheets to feel warm when we step into bed. Flannel sheets provide the warmth and the comfort to allow you to drift off into a relaxing, gentle sleep.