Some folks love Satin! I prefer Sateen…
It’s true, Satin sheets have a silky “feel” and make sleeping feel like a luxurious event. But for some odd reason, I never cared for satin sheets. Crafted from Polyester or silk, Satin sheets are thinner than Sateen and have a tendency to ravel. It always seemed to me that no matter how much I paid for a good set of shiny Satin sheets, they would always ravel at the seam.
I suppose I’m the type who searches for craftsmanship over comfort. Which might not always be a good thing, but that’s how my Mom raised me. She was a depression baby and if she didn’t get her money’s worth from everything she purchased, she was disgruntled. I’m sure you probably have at least one member of your family that is just like my Mother?
In our family–It’s me! I love good, sturdy, cotton sheets! And Sateen Sheets are made from Cotton. Long Staple (the best you can buy) multi-weave (4 threads over the top/one under) usually Pima Cotton. All those ingredients create a cotton that is soft and supple and durable and shiny! Voila! The sheets I love are Pima Cotton Sateen Sheets.
All of the above holds true for Duvets, Comforters, Bedskirts, and other Bedding.
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Drapes and Curtains are different. Though they have the same properties and also come in Satin or Sateen. I do prefer Satin in drapery fabrics. As drapes and window treatments aren’t mangled in bed nor washed weekly, they last longer and wear better. Draperies and Curtains are a good buy for your money in shiny Satin rather than Cotton Sateen.
Generally Satin is dry-cleaned while Sateen can be laundered in washer and dryer and sometime pressed with a warm iron.
I hope that helps you to make the choice for your next fabric purchase, be it bedding or drapery.
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