John Lewis Perfcetly Smooth 200 thread Count Egyptian Cotton White Sheets
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  • They offer a good range and good quality at a reasonable price - never knowingly undersold is their motto
  • There are over 50 stores across the UK and of course all their range is available to order on-line
  • One post described the ready-to-iron sheets as like a crumpled up ball of white paper , a description I can't better
  • Another individual simply gave her (expensive) sheets to the charity shop
  • I paid £40 for a double flat sheet and £35 for a double fitted sheet

by Villager18
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    We spend a lot of our life between sheets, even if unconscious a lot of the time, so it’s a good idea to have bedding which makes you feel comfortable and rested. A recent bedroom refurbishment gave me the opportunity to upgrade my sheets and I moved up from polyester-cotton to 100% cotton for the first time.
  • John Lewis Perfcetly Smooth 200 thread Count Egyptian Cotton White Sheets
  • These John Lewis Egyptian cotton sheets were bought from the John Lewis department store. John Lewis is generally regarded as the “middle England” store, and is the go-to place for housewares. They offer a good range and good quality at a reasonable price - “never knowingly undersold” is their motto. There are over 50 stores across the UK and of course all their range is available to order on-line. They sell branded goods but also many items under their own brand name, such as these sheets.

    The sheets have a 200 thread count and are available in flat and fitted, single, double, king and superking sizes (matching pillow cases are also available, per the package photo above). I have double-sized, flat and fitted versions, in white although they are also in 18 other colours. Thread count is a thing these days, the density of the weave giving more softness to the finished product. 200 threads are not top of the cotton range - 400 and 800 are common and even 1000 can be had - but even 200 certainly have a softness which cheaper cotton lacks while still retaining some of the expected crispness. Soft in a crispy kind of way. In the year I have had them they have softened up even more. The first touch is cool but not icily cold, and they remain cool in summer while keeping you warm in winter. Pretty clever. The colour is not a blinding, clinical white, but has a gentler, creamier tinge to it.

  • John Lewis Perfcetly Smooth 200 thread Count Egyptian Cotton White Sheets
  • Finished edges are neat with an oversewn hem at the top of the flat sheet.

  • John Lewis Perfcetly Smooth 200 thread Count Egyptian Cotton White Sheets
  • The flat sheet is as it says a rectangle of cotton, while the corners of the fitted sheet are elasticated.

  • John Lewis Perfcetly Smooth 200 thread Count Egyptian Cotton White Sheets
  • They fit snugly over the mattress corner without too much heaving and pulling. What’s not to like?

  • John Lewis Perfcetly Smooth 200 thread Count Egyptian Cotton White Sheets
  • Ironing them, is what’s not to like. It was at the back of my mind that a lot of ironing input would be required in the laundry process of cotton sheets, but I was still taken aback at the crumpled heap I was expected to convert back to a flat, sleek sheet. I went on-line for some tips and found many similar wails of dismay. One post described the ready-to-iron sheets as like a “crumpled up ball of white paper”, a description I can’t better. Another individual simply gave her (expensive) sheets to the charity shop. (What did she sleep in then, though, back to polyester-cotton?).

    There are some solutions. You could pay to have them laundered, or wash them yourself and pay to have them ironed. At the other extreme you could simply not bother, or only iron the bits that are visible. Sadly, though, as well as not a good look, creases are uncomfortable. Or get a rotary iron, if your house is big enough to store it. More practically, go for a coloured sheet. I also have the same sheets as described above in a deep blue and these are much easier to handle - not sure why, maybe something to do with the dyeing process? If you must have white, as I must, just put aside some time, turn the radio on, and have a spray-mister at hand to keep the material damp.

    I paid £40 for a double flat sheet and £35 for a double fitted sheet. Overall verdict: very nice material, well made, lovely to sleep in, but a devil to maintain.



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