How to Fold a King Size Pillowcase for a Twin Pillow

The ideal pillowcase hugs its pillow like a form-fitting sock. The perfect fit lends an orderly appearance to both the bed and the bedroom. The average twin-size pillow measures 26 inches long. Using a twin-size pillow with a king-size pillowcase results in an empty sleeve of fabric dangling from the end of the pillow. Hiding the excess fabric, for a clean look, requires a custom fold.


    • 1

      Stuff the twin pillow inside the king-size pillowcase. Slide the pillow all the way down until it reaches the closed end.

    • 2

      Set the pillow flat on the bed. Grab the top of the pillowcase just above the seam.

    • 3

      Tuck the top of the pillowcase in on itself, like folding a letter into an envelope.

    • 4

      Fold the bottom seam into the top seam, creating a snug fit around the end of the pillow.

    • 5

      Grab the tucked in edges of the pillowcase and pull them away from one another, creating a crisp seam across the top of the pillow.

    • 6

      Run both hands across the seam to smooth out any wrinkles.

Tips & Warnings

  • Arrange each pillow on the bed with the folded ends facing one another. Concealing the folded ends enhances the pillow's "clean" appearance.
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