In Europe, there are a variety of pillowcase sizes that can vary depending on the country, fabric type, and intended use. This can be a challenge when purchasing bedding or fitting bedding to existing pillows. Here we provide an overview of the most common sizes in various European countries and how they may differ depending on the fabric type.
Standard sizes in various countries:
Germany: The most common size for pillowcases is 80 x 80 cm, although 40 x 80 cm is also common for elongated pillows.
France: The French prefer pillowcases of 65 x 65 cm or 50 x 70 cm.
UK: In the United Kingdom, the standard sizes are 50 x 75 cm.
- Scandinavian countries: Sizes like 50 x 60 cm or 60 x 63 cm are common here.
Influence of fabric type on size:
Depending on the fabric type, there may be slight differences in pillowcase sizes.
Cotton: This fabric has little elasticity, so pillowcases usually correspond exactly to the specified dimensions.
Linen: Linen can shrink slightly after the first wash. Therefore, many linen pillowcases are sized a bit larger to compensate for this shrinkage.
TINTORY Linen pillowcases offer numerous benefits due to their unique characteristics. Firstly, linen is known for its high strength and durability, ensuring that pillowcases withstand frequent use and washing. Secondly, linen is highly breathable and has moisture-wicking properties, making it comfortable for use in various climates, as it stays cool in summer and warm in winter. Additionally, linen has a natural resistance to bacteria and allergens, which can contribute to a healthier sleeping environment. Over time, linen becomes softer with each wash, enhancing the comfort level of the bedding. With its elegant, natural texture and eco-friendly qualities, linen pillowcases are a luxurious and practical choice for any bedroom.
Jersey: Since jersey is a stretchy fabric, the dimensions of these pillowcases can vary. Often, they are cut a bit smaller because the fabric stretches when pulled over the pillow.
- Silk and satin: For these fine materials, exact measurements are often used, as they do not stretch or shrink.
Tips for purchasing:
Always measure the exact dimensions of your own pillow before buying.
Consider the type of fabric and choose a size larger if you expect shrinkage.
If unsure, it is worth reading customer reviews or product descriptions for size references.
- The size of pillowcases can vary significantly in Europe, depending on the country and the fabric used. An informed purchase, taking into account both the exact dimensions of the pillow and the type of fabric, ensures that your bedding fits perfectly and offers maximum comfort.