The difference between Oxford and Housewife pillowcases

Ever wondered what the difference is between Oxford and Housewife pillowcases?

There is one small difference between the styles - Housewife pillowcases have a sewn edge, which fits neatly around the pillow, whilst Oxford pillowcases have a fabric border around the edge. It's as simple as that!

At Bedfolk, we're all about the minimal aesthetic, so our pillowcases are Housewife in style. Most housewife pillowcases have a tucked side flap, but we found our pillows often 'escaped' in the night. So we designed ours with an envelope back in the centre, meaning the pillow sits snugly inside even if you toss and turn.

We design thoughtfully, because life is complicated enough.

Difference between Oxford and Housewife Pillowcases

In case it's helpful, here's the lowdown on the standard sizes for the two pillowcase styles. The standard UK dimensions for a Housewife pillowcase are 50 x 75cm. Oxford pillowcases are also 50 x 75cm internally, but with a 5 - 10cm hem around the edge.

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