After a long day, there's nothing more comfortable than crawling into bed, resting your head on your pillow, and closing your eyes. That is until your pillow starts to slip out of its protective cover in the middle of the night, or your pillowcase gets all twisted up and wakes you up. You can choose an envelope closure pillowcase.
What is an envelope closure pillowcase?
A traditional pillowcase is open at the end. Envelope pillowcases have a special envelope closure at the end so that the pillow can be tucked in and hidden out of sight when making your bed. The envelope closure looks as good as it sounds. Your pillow will have two overlapping pieces of fabric on the back, leaving an envelope-style closure that you can tuck your pillow shape into. You can also embellish the envelope-style closure with ties and buttons for added interest and whimsy.
Benefits of Envelope Closure Pillowcases
Why should you consider giving up your regular pillowcase for a new envelope closure pillowcase? Some of the benefits that envelope closure pillowcases must provide include
The pillow will not show through. It is easy for the pillow to show through the pillowcase, especially if you have larger pillows. This can take away from the aesthetics of your sheets. This is especially unsightly if you happen to have old pillows that are a little dirty. With envelope pillowcases, the pillows are completely covered. You can't even see the end of the pillow.
The pillow does not slip out of the pillowcase, and many pillows will slip right out of the pillowcase after you sleep on them a few times. Since the envelope cover closes up at the end, you don't have to worry about the pillow slipping out of the cover over and over again.
Pillowcases don't twist when you sleep, and there's nothing worse than waking up with pillow seams on your face or neck because your pillowcase twisted in the middle of the night. Pillows move easily when not closed. With an envelope cover, the pillow can't escape, so it's less likely to twist while you're snoozing.
Pillowcases don't wrinkle easily, and when pillows can move around inside the pillowcase, they usually wrinkle when you sleep on them.
What is the problem with wrinkles on pillowcases? They can cause damage to your skin. These wrinkles may even cause fine lines and wrinkles to appear on your face. An envelope-style cover won't wrinkle as easily because the pillow can't move around, which means it's a great choice for your skin.
Zipper closure pillowcases are also a common type of pillowcase
Close with a zipper. You can finish your cover with an invisible zipper, or you can use an exposed zipper. I like to use zippers for pillows that are not standard sizes.
Zippers are especially good for large pillows.