Descriptions for bed linen are confusing. Sateen weave? Percale weave? Which one will suit you best? Sateen weave is often described as a “favourite old t-shirt”, compared to percale’s “crisply ironed shirt.” This is a great way to describe the difference. This week we are looking at sateen weave bedding, how it’s made, how it feels and how to know if it’s for you.
When shopping for bed linen, the words “percale” or “sateen” are often used in the bedding description. But what do these descriptions actually mean? They are both weaves that contribute to how a set of bed linen feels. There is a different look, feel and durability to the finished fabric.