What is a European Return on a Flat Sheet?

Photo of a European return on a luxury flat sheet

A European Return is a fine finishing technique found at the top side edges of the flat sheets.

  • This detail is generally hemstitching or some pattern of embroidery that runs across the edge of the flange and down (approximately) 1/3 the sides of the flat sheet.
  • This detail is apparent when the bed is made open (turned down), a look you would expect in a fine hotel.
  • Making the bed open like this creates a wonderful inviting appeal and accentuates the fine finishing and detail of your flat sheet.

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