Pillowcases vs. Pillow Sham
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Pillowcases and pillow shams not only sound alike, but they have a similar look as well. However, pillowcases are used to cover the pillows that are used for actual sleeping while pillow shams serve a more decorative purpose.
Pillowcases are defined by the following criteria:
- Open at one end
- Contains a flange on opening
- Purpose is to protect the pillow
- Intended for sleeping on
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Pillow Shams are defined by the following criteria:
- Typically contains tuck flap on back
- All four sides often finished with flange or cording
- Mainly for decoration
- Sheeting fabric on shams used for sleeping on
Sizes of Pillowcases and Pillow Shams
Pillowcases typically come in both Standard and King sizes. Queen sizes are available, but are generally a rare find. Most people prefer to sleep on a Standard size pillow because they are much simpler to position and adjust while you are sleeping. At Vero Linens, our Standard Pillowcases have been uniquely designed so that they can fit both a Standard and Queen size Pillow.
Pillow shams are available in a wider array of sizes, which includes the following:
- Standard (20" x 26")
- King (20" x 36")
- Euro (26" x 26")
- Queen (20" x 30")
- Boudoir (12" x 16")
To fit a single layer of sleeping pillows across a King-sized bed, use (3) Standard Pillowcases or (2) King Pillowcases. When filling out the width across a Queen sized bed, go with (2) Standard Pillowcases.
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