COVID-19 update – Currently, our sales are temporarily restricted to in stock items only. If you order multiple pieces in the same colour, you should expect to see some variation in the shade and tone of the colour across the items. Our items are made by hand, and with such a wide array of products, colours & sizes, we definitely do not have every item in stock at all times. Get more information on how COVID-19 is affecting our supply chain & inventory availability by clicking here.
dirt basics flat sheet
$65.00 – $95.00
this colour definitely won’t show dirt – a dark grey-brown, with a distinct green tone
Flat sheets are finished with a slightly larger hem along the top edge than the bottom. You can find a lot more information about them in the tabs below. Just like everything at bed these are all sold individually so you can mix and match colours.
- 100% cotton muslin
- thicker, more textured & breathable
- machine wash & dry
- made by us in Burnaby, BC
- about your order
- what is muslin?
- colour & dyelots
- why are there seams?
- washing instructions
- what goes with dirt?
Our sheets are definitely not your average department store sheets. We use a 100% cotton, clothing fabric called muslin, which is thicker and more textured than the cotton often used to make sheets. People often remark that the noticeable texture feels more similar to old fashioned or even linen sheets. Just like a new pair of jeans they can take a bit of breaking in, but get softer and lovelier with each wash, while retaining their more rustic texture.
Although this cotton may feel a bit heavier than other fabrics, it breathes exceptionally well. This is because big threads are used in a looser weave. The cotton doesn’t retain excess heat or cold like tightly woven fabrics, so it’s quite comfortable all year round.
Read more about our bedding.
All dyeing is done by hand in small batches (about a set of queen-sized items, i.e. duvet cover, fitted sheet & 2 pillowcases), so dyelots will vary slightly. If you order several items in the same colour, we will make every effort to dye as many of them together as possible, however it is possible you may receive items from slightly different dye lots. Sometimes you’ll see small specks or smudges of another colour on your sheets and this comes down to the fact that a real human being made them by hand – try as we might these can’t be completely avoided. The typical variation in colour that may occur can be seen by viewing all the images on a colour’s category page. Marble dyes have the most variance in colour within an item, each item has a unique, random pattern that can include large clusters or small flecks of other colours such as fuschia, orange or blue, depending upon how individual dyes disperse. Every computer monitor will display colours somewhat differently, so use our colour images as guidelines – the actual colour may not be exactly as displayed by your computer. For an explanation about why colours sometimes look different online and in person, check out our about colour page. Following our washing instructions will keep colours true for a long time, while the cotton will get softer and softer, a lot like your favourite, old jeans.
|single||56″ (142cm)||104″ (264cm)|
|queen||92″ (233cm)||104″ (264cm)|
|king||100″ (254cm)||104″ (264cm)|
We don’t make a double flat sheet because they would only be a wee bit narrower than a queen. All measurements are approximate.
The cotton muslin that we use for our bedding is 63 inches (160cm) wide. This obviously limits us in how wide we can go without seams. Luckily, we’ve found a way to make our bedding where the seams are in areas where they don’t impact the comfort and use of our sheets. For instance, our flat and fitted sheets have seams that fall generally along the sides of the mattress. The dashed lines in the following photos outline where the seams will be in each sheet. For a more detailed explanation of our bedding please see the about our bedding page.
single flat sheet
Single flat sheets are 56 inches (142cm) across so there are no seams in our single flat sheets.
double flat sheet
Because double beds are only 6 inches (15cm) narrower than queen beds, we do not make a specifically double flat sheet. A queen flat sheet is about 92 inches (234cm) across and therefore easily covers a double bed. The sheet is made with a centre panel of about 56 inches (142cm) and two side panels of 18 inches (46cm) panels each. The seams fall along the side of the mattress, running right along the edge of the bed. This is mirrored on the other side of the bed.
queen flat sheet
A queen flat sheet is about 92 inches (234cm) across and is made with a centre panel of about 56 inches (142cm) and two side panels of 18 inches (46cm) panels each. The seams fall along the side of the mattress, running very close to the edge of the bed. This is mirrored on the other side of the bed.
king flat sheet
To make our king sized items we use a special supply of 88 inch (223cm) wide fabric. A king flat sheet is about 110 inches (279cm) across and is made with a centre panel of about 78 inches (198cm) and two side panels of 16 inches (40cm) panels each. The seams fall along the side of the mattress, running very close to the edge of the bed. This is mirrored on the other side of the bed.
All bedding should be washed prior to first use. Always wash in COLD water and tumble dry HOT. Dyed bedding should be washed keeping each colour separate for at least the first wash and dry. After that simply wash similar colours together. Do not hang dyed bedding to dry, use a dryer. For best results during the first few washes, please make sure your bedding goes into the dryer right after it is done washing. Don’t let it sit wet. Unbleached bedding should be washed in HOT water for the first wash. After that, follow the washing instructions as detailed above.