Frequently Asked Questions About Our Bed Sheets

At Cozytown Linens we have the privilege of talking with so many wonderful people from all across the country. Through our conversations, we discover what their needs and interests are, which many times is a reflection of main stream America. It allows us to focus our product line on the newest trends, sizes, and items people are looking for so that we can better serve our customers and possibly reach new ones.

Here are a few of the most commonly asked questions we receive. We welcome all comments and questions, so if you don’t see the answer you are looking for, please contact us. We will be happy to answer any questions you may have.


How do I measure my bed?

It is important to know the exact measurements of your mattress before purchasing bed sheets. Even though you may know what size bed you have (twin, full, queen, or king) don’t take it for granted that it is a standard size. Many bed manufacturers do not make their beds to the standard size and as a result dimensions can vary up to two inches in both the width and length.

To measure the width: Place a tape measure at one of the top corners and extent it to the opposite top corner.

To measure the length: Place the tape measure at one of the top corners and extent it to bottom corner on the same side. Do not measure diagonally.

To measure the depth: If the side of the mattress has a cording, do not measure from cording to cording. How to Measure Depth of MattressThe most accurate way to measure the depth or thickness or your mattress is to take a yard stick or ruler and lay it across the top of the mattress allowing it to extend over the edge of the mattress. Measure from the top of the ruler to the top of the box spring, or if you have a platform bed, measure from the top of the ruler to the bottom of the mattress. (See the image to the right.) The distance between these two points is the ‘depth’ or ‘thickness’ of the mattress.

What does ‘pocket depth’ mean?

Nearly all fitted sheets have vertical seams at each corner. The pocket depth is the measurement of the vertical seam at the corner of the fitted sheet.

What size pocket depth fitted sheet do I need for my bed?

This is a very common question and a very important one as well. For a proper fit, the pocket depth of the fitted sheet should be one or two inches deeper than the depth of the mattress. This will allow a little extra for tucking under the mattress, yet not so much that it causes wrinkling and bunching in the sleep surface. For example, if the mattress measures 8” deep, a fitted pocket depth of 9” or 10” should work fine and give a taut fit.

What is the difference between Conventional Bed Sheets and Adjustable Bed Sheets?

Simply put, a conventional or traditional bed is any ‘non-adjustable’ bed. An adjustable bed is one that has a motorized base that allows the foot and head to be elevated, such as those used in a hospital.

Can I buy just a fitted sheet and not a complete sheet set?

Yes. Cozytown Linens offers separate fitted sheets so that you don’t have to purchase a complete sheet set. For your convenience, the following links will take you to the section of our website where you will find fitted sheets as separates for both the conventional and adjustable beds.

Fitted Sheets for Conventional Beds

Fitted Sheets for Adjustable Beds

Why are your sheets more costly than those sold in department stores?

Our sheets are more costly than those sold in department stores and there are a few reasons for that. I can assure you it is not because we are making a huge profit.

1) At Cozytown Linens we have always been committed to keeping our prices as low as possible. After realizing the dilemma people were facing of only being able to find deep pocket fitted sheets in department stores that did not work well for shallow mattresses, we decided to try and solve this problem. We began offering fitted sheets in several bed sizes with pocket depths starting at 6” and available in one inch increments up to 25” deep. Basically, what we do is offer custom sizes at non-custom pricing with a non-custom policy. All of our bed sheets are made to order; we do not stock anything. In order for us to offer this type of service, there are costs involved.

2) All of our sheets are made right here in the USA, and although many of us would prefer American made linens, American workers are paid more than foreign workers, which reflects in the cost of the product.

3) Many are surprised to know that there is currently a world-wide cotton shortage. This has drastically affected the pricing of soft goods because the more costly the cotton, the more costly the fabric, hence the more costly the finished product will be.

Are all of your sheets made in the USA?

Yes, and we are very proud and happy to be able to offer American-made bed sheets. We are committed to supporting our country and our American workers.


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