Should pillow insert be larger than cover?

What size insert should I get for my pillow cover? We generally recommend using inserts that are 2″ larger all around than your finished pillow size. For example if you have an 18×18 pillow cover, you’ll want to use a 20×20 insert. If the insert is too small, the pillow cover will look saggy.

How do you measure a pillow for an insert?

To measure, remove the pillow cover from insert / filler, turn the cover inside out, lay the cover on a flat surface and measure from the inside seam to seam. If the measurement is taken from the front of the pillow cover side to side, the sizing will be smaller than the actual pillow cover size.

What is a typical lumbar pillow size?

Standard lumbar pillow sizes are 14”x22”. Larger lumbar pillows can be used for back cushions or support with other large floor cushions or pillows.

What are standard sizes for pillow inserts?


  • 18×18” cover = 20×20” insert.
  • 20×20” cover = 22×22” insert.
  • 22×22” cover = 24×24” insert.
  • 24×24” cover = 26×26” insert.
  • 26×26” cover = 30×30” insert.

What are standard pillow insert sizes?

Small Square (17”x17” and smaller): Size up 1” for your insert size. For a 17″x17″ size cover, use an 18″x18″ insert. Medium Square (18”x18”-20”x20”): Size up 2” for your insert size. For an 18″x18″ size cover, use a 20″x20″ insert.

What size is a queen Lounger pillow?

20″ x 30″

Pillow Sizes Chart
Standard Pillow Size 20″ x 26″
Standard Queen Pillow Size 20″ x 28″
Queen Pillow Size 20″ x 30″
King Pillow Size 20″ x 36″

What is the most common throw pillow size?

The most common throw pillow sizes for sofas are 18″ x 18″ and 20″ x 20″. However, larger sofas and sectionals, especially those with deep seats or high backs, may be better off with 22″ x 22″, or even 24″ x 24″ pillows.

How do you make a pillow insert?

DIY Pillow Insert: Process

  1. Step 1: Wash Old Pillow. Thrift store pillows are gross.
  2. Step 2: Cut Fabric. I made the length of my fabric 1″ more than what I wanted my finished pillow length to be.
  3. Step 3: Fold and Pin Fabric.
  4. Step 3: Sew the Two Sides.
  5. Step 4: Stuff Pillow.
  6. Step 5: Pin and Sew Closed.