Housewife, Oxford; Pillowcase sizes explained
At We Sell Sleep we frequently get asked what the differences are between the most popular pillowcases. We explain this for you in this blog so that you can optimise your bedroom for a better night sleep.
A housewife pillowcase is also referred to as standard or normal. They have a solid sewn edge, which fits perfectly around your standard pillow. It measures 50x75cm and it fits a standard pillow size 50x75cm.
An oxford pillowcase has 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. The oxford pillowcase measures inside 50x75cm and outside (depending on the hem size) 60x85cm. This fits any standard pillow size 50x75cm.
There is also a king size pillowcase. Or referred to as super king, Extra Long, XL or simply 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. A king sized pillowcase measures 50x90cm, which fits a pillow size 50x90cm.
Lastly there is also a square size pillowcase. These are more often used for decorative purposes. These pillowcases like the oxford pillowcase have a wide stitched flat hem (or flap) around the edge to create a pretty border (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.
If you have questions please do not hesitate to contact us. We are here to help you optimise your bedroom for a great night sleep. Click here to purchase our pillow cases.