Size:Twin ï¾ |ï¾ Color:Colorful Stripes Blue New sheets typically have chemicals added during or immediately after manufacturing that can prevent the sheets from feeling soft before their first wash. Here are a few steps to help you soften up your sheets after you buy. 1. Remove from packaging and place them in the washing machine with 1 cup of baking soda. Wash in warm water on a regular cycle without detergent as it has a tendency to lock in the chemicals you are trying to remove from your new sheets. 2. Add a cup of white vinegar to the rinse cycle and set the temperature to cold. 3. Remove the sheets from the washer and hang them up to dry in the sun. A natural drying is beneficial to soften them up when new. 4. After they are dry, wash once again with regular detergent and water temperature. 5. Dry in the dryer.