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Pillow & Pillowcase Size Chart

All UK pillows and pillowcases come in a number of standard sizes. We explain below the different sizes typically available:

'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. 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.

• The 'King' size pillowcase, also named '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. Note that 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.

• The 'Square' size is 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. 

Click here to see our range of high quality pillowcases. Or click here to browse our range of pillows. If you have questions please do not hesitate to contact us by phone 0203 488 0700 or email info@bedandbathemporium.com. We are more than happy to help you with any queries. 

Pillow / Pillowcase  Size
Standard/ Oxford 50cm x 75cm (20" x 30")
Square 65cm x 65cm (26" x 26")
Super King 50cm x 90cm  (20" x 36")
Pillow and Pillowcase Size Chart