We spend about one-third of our lives asleep. So shouldn’t we do everything in our power to ensure we get the comfiest sleep possible? From achieving the best sleep-friendly vibes to selecting the perfect bedside table lamps, how you set up your bedroom matters. And that includes everything from a snug and stylish comforter to the cozy sheets you put on your bed.
Enter game-changing jersey sheets. If you want sheets that envelop you like your favorite old t-shirt when you nestle into bed, then jersey cotton sheets are definitely the way to go. These sheets used to be recommended for dorm rooms or younger kids since they’re pretty low-maintenance. These days though, jersey sheets come in all sizes as more people learn just how comfy (and luxurious) they can be.
Essentially, these sheets are made from cotton (or a synthetic cotton blend) that has been knitted together from one continuous piece of yarn. That gives them a stretchy and more broken-in feeling than traditional woven cotton sheets, which are made from multiple pieces of yarn that cross one another. Jersey sheets come in other fabrics, like microfiber, as well, and they also tend to be more wrinkle-resistant, which gives them the added bonus of making your bed look nicer.
Selecting Jersey Cotton Sheets
When selecting jersey sheets it’s important to measure them by weight rather than thread count (although most manufacturers will still tell you what thread count their cotton material is made from). A good, medium-range weight to look for when selecting jersey sheets is anywhere from 9 to 12 oz.
Sometimes shrinkage can be an issue, so most manufacturers recommend machine washing jersey cotton sheets in cold water. It’s always important to follow the specific instructions on the tag or package, so be sure to give them a read before buying.
Those who sweat a lot when they sleep may also want to pay extra close attention to the labels on a set of jersey sheets. While 100 percent organic jersey cotton sheets allow ample airflow, synthetic blends may trap more heat and increase your body temperature while you sleep. On the other hand, those sheets may be just the bonus bit of warmth you need on a cold winter night.
1. Coyuchi Organic Jersey Sheets
Coyuchi promises comfort right out of the bag when you grab yourself a set of these jersey cotton sheets, which come in four colors and range from twin to king size. Made from a soft organic cotton knit in line with Global Organic Textile Standards and with a MADE SAFE certification, the pilling-resistant sheets feature high breathability. They’re also super soft, so in our beds that makes them perfect any time of the year. You will need to wash these on a gentle or delicate cycle with cold water if you want them to last as long as possible, but if you don’t love them you have up to 30 days to return them for a full refund.
2. Tuft & Needle Organic Jersey Sheets
Although Tuft & Needle has been in the jersey sheets game for a while now, this new organic line is upgraded to deliver the most “buttery soft feel” yet. They’re available in five modern and unique colors with clever names like “Blueberry,” “Melon” and “Pistachio” and the sizes range from twin to California king. We especially love that there’s only a $50 price difference from the smallest to largest sizes, which always makes buying sheets a little more economical. Furthermore, the company promises these sheets are low-maintenance (although they should still be washed in cool water) and moisture-wicking. Plus they come with a 100-night sleep trial so if you sleep on them for a few nights and still aren’t sold, you can easily return them for a full refund.
3. Pottery Barn Organic Favorite Tee Sheet Set
Pottery Barn is so sure its jersey sheets feel like your favorite old t-shirt that it has named this entire line after a tee. The comfy set comes in more than 10 colors and ranges from twin to king sizes, so no matter how big your space you can find something that’s perfect for you. This set features a relaxed look that’s meant to add extra layers to your space, and you can pair them with a comforter and sham from the same line to complete any set. You can also rest easy at night knowing these sheets were made in a Fair Trade Certified factory, and that workers receive extra funds for every product sold to put towards community projects of their choice.
4. Amazon Basics Cotton Jersey Bed Sheet Set
If you’re on the hunt for an affordable and durable jersey cotton sheet set, then Amazon Basics offers a wide-ranging line of sheets that come in plenty of colors and sizes, including for a crib. But don’t let the price tag fool you — these sheets are also a crowd favorite. Nearly 22,000 reviewers have rated these sheets at 4.7 stars, with many individuals writing in about how comfortable and durable they are. They’re also made using Climate Pledge Friendly sustainability certifications and tested for harmful substances through the Made in Green by OEKO-TEX certification, making them another well-rounded pick.
5. West Elm Cotton Cloud Jersey Bedding
If you want to add a little bit of swank to your space, textiles are always a great bet. Enter this customizable line from West Elm. The jersey cotton sheets come in six base colors and range from twin to California king, and you can also top them off with a modern duvet cover, shams and blanket. Each set is certified to the Organic Content Standard and OEKO-TEX certifications, and is made from 100 percent organic cotton that’s been ring-spun, combed and yard-dyed. The result is maximum softness and a plush finish that’s almost like sleeping in a cloud.
6. All Modern Ziggy 100% Cotton Sheet Set
BEST FOR ALLERGIES
These non-pilling and hypoallergenic jersey sheets from All Modern come in four fresh and modern colors as well as sizes ranging from twin to king. Each set is crafted from 227-thread count cotton and boasts a warm and cozy jersey knit that the company promises will warm you up on those cooler nights in bed. The company also offers a 30-day money-back guarantee, so if you’re not in love with your new sheets when you try them out then you can return them for a full refund or credit.
7. Bop Microfiber Jersey Knit Sheet Set
If you’re looking for a cotton alternative, Wayfair has you covered with this warm and cozy microfiber set. They come in five different colors, range from twin to California king and are made to OEKO-TEX certifications, which means they’re environmentally friendly as well. They’ll keep you warm but are still lightweight, which makes them a solid option throughout the year.
8. Soft & Cozy Cotton Jersey Sheet Set
Soft jersey cotton sheets at a fraction of the cost are the goal of this brand, which produces sheets made from 100 percent cotton. Soft and sturdy, this is one of the best-selling sets at Walmart. The sheets come in neutral white, cream and blue, or you can also grab a set in neon green or pink, which would be perfect for a kid’s room. The sets also range from twin to California king and can be thrown into the washing machine for a quick and easy clean.
9. Urban Outfitters T-Shirt Jersey Sheet Set
MOST T-SHIRT LIKE
Several jersey sheet sets claim to be like t-shirts, but these sets from Urban Outfitters definitely come the closest. They’re available in four different colors and range from twin to king sizes, all of which are machine washable (in cold water). Each set also meets OEKO-TEX standards for harmful substances and are incredibly lightweight. In fact, they’re so lightweight some with pets have reported the sheets ripped as a result of excited claws. But, if you’re cat- and dog-free, these might just be the sheets you’ve been searching for.
10. Great Bay Home Jersey Knit Sheets
BEST COTTON-POLY BLEND
These warm and flexible sheet sets come in an array of solid and striped heathered colors for twin-to-king-sized beds, are lightweight and feature a deep pocket that’s meant to easily fit over thicker mattresses. The 80 percent cotton, 20 percent polyester blend is designed for year-round use, and although some customers have reported pilling, many others have raved about how soft and comfortable these sheets feel. Overall the sets have a 4.5-star rating after more than 5,000 reviews, making them an affordable and well-loved jersey sheet option.
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