“ Brand: Tesco / Type: Pillow Cases „
One of the things I often find myself in need of is new pillowcases. I have a kingsize bed that I have big pillows on and not only that I do mank up my pillowcases quite often due to hair dye rubbing off on them and so on and I tend to go to sleep on my not so posh ones and keep the matching ones underneath that go with my duvet sets to keep them in good condition!
Although I don't want to spend too much on pillowcases, because I have to rest my head on them I do want them to be comfortable and soft of course but if they get wrecked I don't want to be crying over them at the same time of course!
These I bought from my local Tesco store and a pack of two cost me £4.50 though I could have purchased a pack of four of them for £9.00 and they were only available in only two colour options which are/ere white and cream and I opted for the white as I own white bed sheets already and thought they would match up.
They come in a plastic pack which tells us what they are on them and it gives you all the relevant information that you should need on it which I will tell you about!
So Oxford pillowcases are the ones that are oblong in shape of course and these have about a three inch flap all the way around which is stitched to the main of the pillowcase giving the impression that these pillowcases are oversized. They are made from 52% polyester and 48% cotton so they are soft and smooth and have a 180 thread count to each of them. My colour option, which as I have mentioned is white is a brilliant white, really crisp, clean and fresh looking white and to keep these clean they are machine washable which we are told should be a 40c wash or below basically. Because I am fussy I do wash my bedding on a 60c wash to be honest but I haven't had any issues with shrinkage or anything else adverse, we are told not to tumble dry them which I actually don't but they dry naturally quickly anyway as they are not too thick however I do find that they benefit from a quick iron though and because of the shape of these that is no hardship anyway!
I would call these standard sized pillowcases. My pillows are all thick and there is plenty of room thickness wise in these and all you do of course is shove your pillow in and there is a flap to one end of them which is large and its easy to secure your pillow inside.
I think these are great. They don't look or feel cheap, they are not too thin and they are easy to care for but above all they are soft enough for me to sleep on, in fact through washing and using fabric conditioner they simply go softer which to me as a bonus!
I think these are a thrifty buy and at this price it really isn't worth having shabby bedding on the bed in my opinion!
Only available from Tesco stores.
A few years ago, when I had the chance to visit a chiropractor about my continuing back pain, I discovered that I could help matters by making sure that my head was aligned with my body when I went to sleep. Previously I had been using two pillows which meant that my head was raised at an angle to my body putting pressure on my spine.
I found that a support pillow that I had was just the right thickness to do the job and so I began to use that, which has actually helped but that's another story.
The pillow is larger than a normal pillow and, as such, tended to work its way out of the pillow cases. One day I was changing the bedclothes and had one of those brainwave moments - why didn't I get a couple of Oxford pillowcases? This was coupled with - why haven't I thought of this before?
The standard pillowcases that I have are what they call 'housewife' pillowcases but Oxford pillowcases are larger with an extra piece of material, about a couple of inches wide, all the way round the edge.
I searched on EBay and found a few which were a bit on the expensive side so I took a look on various other sites finding the best deal on Tesco Direct.
Two white Oxford pillowcases currently cost £2.97 although. In September, I got mine for just £2.38 getting 17pence of that back through Quidco and, of course, getting Tesco Clubcard points too. They are also available in various other colours.
I ordered my pillowcases online and, in order to save on delivery costs, I had them delivered to my local Tesco store free of charge. They arrived within twenty four hours and I picked them up the following day so I was impressed with that.
The pillowcases are made from a polyester and cotton mixture and they are machine washable and can be tumble dried. They are also advertised as non-iron but this would depend on whether you like your bed linen ironed or not.
The thread count of these pillowcases is 144 if that is something that means anything to you! I know that the higher the thread count the better the product - for example the thread count of the Tesco Finest version of the pillowcases is 200.
I have been using these two pillowcases - one to use and one in the wash - for a couple of months now and I am very impressed. They are soft and comfortable to sleep on and they wash and dry easily. If I were the sort of person who needed crease free bed linen I would have to iron them to achieve that but to be honest I don't see the point of ironing something that will be creased as soon as I sleep on it.
I would definitely recommend these pillowcases - they are comfortable, they wash well and look smart - and the price? Well for £2.38 I consider mine to be the bargain of the century!