Pillowcase sizes and terminology explained.
We at Bed & Bath Emporium are so used to the terms 'Housewife' and 'Oxford' pillowcases that we thought it might be worth explaining the differences between our most popular pillowcases. Hopefully this will avoid confusion when ordering your pillowcases from us.
• 'Housewife' pillowcases are also referred to as 'Standard'. They have a solid sewn edge, which fits perfectly around your 'Standard' pillow. It measures 50x75cm. This fits any pillow size 50x75cm.
• The 'Oxford' pillowcases have a wide stitched flat hem around the edge to create a border (or flap as we also call it). The size of this hem can vary in width, but it is likely to be between 5 and 10cm. It measures inside 50x75cm and outside depending on the hem size 60x85cm. This fits any pillow size 50x75cm.
• Then there is also the 'King' size pillowcase. Also referred to as 'Super King' 'Extra Long' 'XL' or 'Large'. This pillowcase is just like a 'Standard' size pillowcase, however it is longer. This is usually 15cm longer, so it is more oblong in size. Two 'King' sized pillows will fit across a Super King size bed which measures 183cm wide. It measures 50x90cm. This fits a pillow size 50x90cm.
• Lastly we also sell a 'Square' size pillowcase. These are more often used for decorative purposes. These pillowcases like the 'Oxford' pillowcase have a wide stitched flat hem around the edge to create a border (or flap). The size of this hem can vary in width, but it is likely to be between 5 and 10cm. It measures inside 65x65cm and outside depending on the hem size 75x75cm. This fits a pillow size 65x65cm.
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