How do I make my cotton bedding softer? Sun-Dried Softness
When sheets are brand new — especially cotton sheets — dry them on a clothesline outdoors after their first wash to help soften the fibers. If they still feel a bit stiff — they may after the first wash or two — wash them again, and dry them in the dryer without dryer sheets or fabric softeners.
How do you soften cotton sheets fast? Baking Soda/Vinegar Trick
All you have to do is toss those stiff sheets into the washer with one cup of baking soda and a half-cup of vinegar, and wash for one cycle.
Why do my cotton sheets feel rough? Low-quality bedding is often made with short cotton fibers, which poke out of the weave and can make them feel rough. High-quality sheets, on the other hand, are often made of Pima cotton or Egyptian cotton. Both types of cotton are long-fibered, which make them soft, breathable, and luxurious.
How do I soften my new sheets? If you want to soften a stiff set of new sheets, place them in the washing machine and add 1 cup of baking soda in place of your regular detergent. Wash the sheets on a regular cycle with warm water. When it’s time for the rinse cycle, turn the temperature to cold and add 1 cup of white vinegar to the machine.