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How to choose a pillowcase

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A pillowcase is the part of a pillow you touch most during the night. It is important to choose a material that is comfortable and soft when buying from www.tafts.com/collections/silk-pillowcases. Cotton and linen pillowcases are two popular choices, but you can also use brushed cotton. Brushed cotton is combed one side to give it soft, luxurious texture. Linen pillowcases made from breathable linen are often paired with linen shams.

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Standard size

Standard size pillowcases are usually 20 inches wide and 26 inches long. They are ideal for pillows on twin-XL mattresses. They can also fit two standard pillows side-by side. One standard pillowcase is usually included with a twin or full bed set, but a queen or king pillow may need a different pillowcase size.

Queen size

A queen-sized pillowcase will be an essential piece for any queen-sized mattress. Although a standard pillowcase can be used over a standard-sized pillow it will not provide adequate support or distribution of the filling. You should consider the material and dimensions of the pillow to determine which size pillowcase will fit best.

Euro size

Be sure to consider the size of your pillowcase when buying one. If the case is not large enough, you will need a sham or other accessory to fit it. The ideal comforter set comes with two standard pillowcases, two shams, and a few throw pillows.

Decorative shams

Pillow shams can be a great way of updating an old pillow. The textured fabric and color combinations can give your pillow an entirely new look. They are also a cost-effective way to add a new look to a room.

Fabrics

Pillowcases can be made from many different fabrics. Measure your pillow against a pillowcase that is already made and cut the fabric accordingly. You can also use your sewing machine. You will need a 13-inch by 18-inch piece fabric with a 1/2 seam allowance. If you want to make a larger pillowcase, you will need to adjust your measurements.