How do you fix pilling on sheets? To remove pilling, use a flat razor blade to “shave” your sheets the way you would your legs or arms. Work in sections, dragging in one direction. End each shave on the same line at the border of each area. Use a lint roller or tape to remove any remainder.
What causes pilling on sheets? Pilling is a result of friction; when the fabric is rubbed the fibers can break. For example, pilling can often be seen on fitted sheets near the foot of the bed where frequent abrasive movement (from rough feet) can occur. Even the stubble from shaved body hair, backs and legs can be abrasive enough to cause pilling.
Can you reverse pilling on sheets? To get rid of the pilling on sheets, you are going to use a razor and shave the sheets. Do this exactly how you would shave your legs or face. Go in one direction and work in sections to get rid of the pilling. To keep the clean-up easier, end the shaving in the same line at the end of the section.
What type of sheets will not pill? Natural materials like silk, linen, and bamboo have longer fibers that are less likely to pill, as do long fiber versions of cotton (sometimes called “long thread” or “long staple”). Beyond fiber length, look for a tight weave that fibers can’t escape from easily, such as percale.