How to Measure a Pillow

Measuring a pillow is done serveal ways. The industry standard for stuffed pillows (and the method we use) is to measure the pillow prior to stuffing. This causes the pillow to appear smaller once the filling has been added to the pillow. The size difference depends on how much polyester is added to the pillow. Most pillow covers are measured by finished size. This means a 20x20 cover generally will take an insert 1" (polyester) or 2"(down) larger than the cover to get the pillow cover to appear as full as our pillows. 

 

How do you measure a pillow?

We measure our pillows prior to stuffing from seam to seam. This means the pillow appears to lose aproximately 1" corner to corner, but the physical measurment from seam to seam using a seamstress (or other highly flexible) tape measure still remains the same when measured across the girth. 

 

16x16 pillow prior to stuffing

18x18 pillow prior to stuffing

20x20 pillow prior to stuffing

16x16 after stuffing

18x18 after stuffing

20x20 after stuffing

 

Fit Recommendations

Any size recommendations, are just that. They are based on our pillow covers with our inserts. Use of any other cover/insert combination may not fit properly.