We work very hard every day to ensure the products you receive are the best quality, feel soft and wash well. However, there are a couple of things you can do to help your sheets live their best life.

Before use

First of all, we recommend you wash your sheets before their first use. I know how tempting it is to race home and throw new linen on your bed, but trust me, it is worth it!

We all know that children sleep better in their own bed. Did you know part of that reason is the familiar fragrance? Just like the comforting scent of Mum, washing your child’s bedding in your regular family detergent can help provide comfort for your child at night.

Also, because we care about quality, the fabric we use has a special twill weave which means your sheets will only get softer with every wash. Why not enjoy that from the get-go?

Washing instructions

There are a few things you can do to ensure your Paddington Lane sheets live their best life. We recommend you wash your Paddington Lane sheets at least every other week to maintain the quality and integrity of the fabric.

Did you know that there is a difference between simply washing your sheets and sanitising them?

When you sanitise your sheets, you are removing dust mites and allergens that typically thrive in bed sheets. BUT it is necessary to be able to use a warm water cycle to do this.

Now, being able to sanitise your sheets should be a non-negotiable right? But did you also know that many linen companies who offer digitally-printed linen choose to use fabric and printing finishes that cannot withstand the warmer temperatures during washing?

Here at Paddington Lane, we have invested in higher quality products that not only enable you to thoroughly clean your sheets, but also maintains the print quality, and even improves the soft feel with each wash. 

What the label says

  • Do not dry clean
  • Wash at 40 degrees
  • Do not use bleach or softener
  • Do not tumble dry
  • Iron on low heat
  • Use detergent recommended for colours

Basically, what this means is to wash your sheets using a gentle detergent while on a warm setting. To dry your sheets optimally, we recommend you hang your sheets in the shade as we know how unforgiving the sun can sometimes be.


For those of us with compulsive tendencies, wrinkles in bedsheets are not welcome. The twill weave of our sheets assists in the appearance of wrinkles however, a handy trick is to dry your fitted sheets 95 per cent, then dress your bed and allow the final 5 per cent of the drying process to occur with your sheets stretched out over your mattress.

If you are someone who likes to iron your sheets (kudos to you!) you can do so with temperatures under 100 degrees Celsius. We do recommend you always iron slightly damp sheets though so you don’t compromise the integrity of the fabric.