Flannel sheets can go a long way toward making your bed the warm and cozy oasis you dream about as you’re slogging through emails or hustling to get dinner on the table. But not all flannel sheet sets are created equal. Some hold up well for years without pilling or shrinking, while others can be a throwaway one-and-done purchase that won’t stand up to many laundry cycles.
Flannel sheets are usually made from wool, cotton, or synthetic fibers, and are beloved for their warmth and affordability. So bear in mind that if you tend to overheat when you sleep, you might want to go for a more lightweight option. When you’re buying cotton sheets, you look at thread count, but with flannel you measure the weight of the fabric. Simply put, the heavier the fabric, the more durable the sheets.
We’ve found the best flannel sheet sets on the market — ones that are soft and attractive but also wear well over time and won’t bust your budget. Sweet dreams.
You’ll feel as if you’ve wrapped yourself in velvet with this set. Featuring a flannel weight of 170 grams per square meter, these sheets are supple yet durable.
Pros: This set, which comes in an array of attractive yet subtle patterns, is considered medium to heavy weight. The fitted sheet is deep, so you don’t need to engage in a wrestling match with your mattresses. And this top seller is known not to pill.
Cons: Some owners detected a bit of shrinkage after washing.
These soft flannel sheets are the ideal weight for year-round use. Available in eight fetching hues, these sets hold their bright colors even after long-term washing and use.
Pros: We’re happy to report that the fitted sheet is a lot deeper than those made by competitors, so you didn’t have to tug at the corners while making the bed.
Cons: Customers stated that after several weeks of use both the fitted and top sheets began to shed. A lot.
In addition to their softness, these sheets come with a no-questions-asked, 100 percent money-back guarantee, making them a worry-free purchase.
Pros: Because these flannel sheets are pre-washed, they won’t shrink. Plus, they’re fade-, stain-, shed-, and wrinkle-resistant. Available in eight shades, you’re sure to find something that matches any decor.
Cons: Some complain that the top sheet is too short for their taste (or body length).
These sheets are extra soft thanks to their flannel weight of 180 grams per square meter. Yet they’re lightweight and breathable so you’ll be warm without feeling like you just ran a marathon.
Pros: Available in a spectrum of solid colors, these flannel sheet sets are right at home in any bedroom. Made of 100 percent cotton, they’re lightweight enough to use during milder weather.
Cons: Owners noted that this set produced a lot of lint during the washing process, while others noticed the fitted sheet shrunk a bit after multiples washes.
These sheets are heftier, so they’ll keep you warm and toasty in winter.
Pros: We love the attractive prints and the fact that the flannel sheets are sizable so they fit the mattress well and don’t shrink after washing. It’s superior quality at a reasonable price.
Cons: Some reviewers mentioned their sheets pilled a bit after several spins through the washer and dryer.
These flannels will have you unleashing your inner lumberjack thanks to patterns that include the classic buffalo check and other rustic plaids.
Pros: These flannel sheets fit the thickest mattresses with ease at the same time they make your bedroom look like something out of a cozy cabin. And they’re made in Portugal from 100 percent cotton.
Cons: Buyers noted that the material is thin and some found that the top sheet is not long enough for a good tuck-in at the bottom of the mattress.
Thanks to their fast-dry design, these sheets won’t take forever in the dryer, saving you energy and time on laundry day.
Pros: Because they’re lightweight, you can enjoy these micro flannel sheets year-round. The colors stay true even after months of washing and never shrink.
Cons: These flannel sheets are 100 percent polyester rather than cotton, which can be a con for some who prefer natural fibers.
Eddie Bauer attributes the softness of these sheets to its eight-stage brushing process, which also eliminates pilling. With each washing, the sheets grow more comfortable, the company asserts.
Pros: The fitted flannel sheet is designed with elastic all the way around, which makes for a nice, snug fit. You won’t find yourself twisted up and uncomfortable in the middle of the night.
Cons: Several customers lamented that the sheets ripped after several washings.
The dreamy print alone is enough to make us swoon. But as an added bonus, the flannel is brushed for extra softness and is preshrunk.
Pros: These flannel sheets are known for being super, super soft and they won’t shrink in the dryer.
Cons: These tend to pill, so wash using a gentle cycle.
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