How to Measure Pillows

If you already have a pillow that you would like to update with a new Hackner Home Pillow cover, you may realize it is difficult to measure something three-dimensional like a pillow. This article is going to teach you how to measure your pillow for a pillow cover so that you purchase the correct size pillow cover. (Be sure to also use this article to pick the correct size pillow cover for your desired look.)

STEP 1: FIND A FLEXIBLE RULER OR MEASURING TAPE.

Since a pillow is rounded and three-dimensional, you need a ruler that will bend with the curves of the pillow. We recommend a measuring tape rather than a retractable tape measure. The retractable tape measure will be more difficult to hold in place to measure your pillow. We recommend asking someone to help you measure if you use a tape measure.

STEP 2: FIND THE CORRECT DIRECTION FOR THE PILLOW.

Pillows have a top and bottom. Did you know that? You might not notice the top or bottom when you are styling it on your couch or bed, but it is important for the size. It is easier to begin by finding the bottom. The bottom of your pillow has the closure of the pillow cover. On a removable pillow cover, this is something like a zipper or buttons. Other pillows are sewn into place, so the bottom has a seam that sticks out a little. A pillow with a detail around the outside will have an overlap or a seam for that detail.

Once you find the bottom, you know which side is the top, as well. Hackner Home Pillow covers are sized with the height and width. The first measurement is the height, or distance from top to bottom. The second measurement is the width, or distance from left to right.

STEP 3: MEASURE THE HEIGHT.


Hold the measuring tape along the seam. Make sure 0 on the measuring tape lines up with the seam. Pillows and pillow covers measure seam to seam. Begin by measuring the height, or top to bottom measurement. This is the first number in the pillow cover measurements.

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The height of the pillow is the number that lines up with the opposite seam. It may be slightly off, so round to the closest whole number to find your measurement. Be sure to write it down so that you remember once you finish measuring.

STEP 4: MEASURE THE WIDTH.

 

This is the measurement from left to right. You measure this direction in the same way you measured the height. The height is the second number in the pillow cover measurement on HacknerHome.com. Write your measurement on your piece of paper with the height number. It is important to write this down so you remember when you go to purchase your new Hackner Home pillow cover.

STEP 5: PURCHASE YOUR NEW HACKNER HOME PILLOW COVER.

You may want to check out this article to help you choose the size pillow cover for your pillow based on the look you want. You will need the pillow size you currently have.

 

 

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Head on over to pick out your new favorite pillow cover in our shop section Pillow Covers in the main menu! Once you select a style you like, you can select the size. Hackner Home offers most standard size decorative pillows. If you purchased your current pillow somewhere else, the sizes may be slightly different. That is fine, especially if you have a craft polyester pillow. These pillows can be stuffed a little into a new pillow cover. For more help and information on the right fit you can message us here in the blurb chat or by emailing us at contact@HacknerHome.com