How to Measure

Mattress Depths

These days, mattress depths can vary from 8”-20” and beyond. For that reason, one size does not fit all when it comes to fitted sheets! Nothing is more frustrating than playing tug-of-war with a too-small fitted sheet or, alternatively, getting wound up in a baggy mess. We are committed to providing our clients with bedding that fits (and will continue to fit over time), which is why we always request your mattress depth upon purchase of a fitted sheet.

To measure, simply measure down the side of the mattress from top to bottom piping. It is important to include any additional depth added by way of a featherbed or topper, however no need to include any additional perceived height created by a convex curve to the top of the mattress.

We will typically provide a fitted sheet with a pocket depth approximately 4"+ greater than your mattress depth (e.g. for a 12" deep mattress, we will always provide a 16" finished pocket). All-natural fibres will invariably shrink, so while your sheet may feel generous at first, it will inevitably shrink down considerably with use & washing, leading to a much more snug fit (importantly, without ever shrinking too small!).

With over 40 years of experience, we are keenly familiar with the shrink rates of our fabrics over time. Just be sure to provide us with your true, proper mattress depth and we will take care of the rest!

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For Your Duvet

When buying a duvet, you want to be sure that it will offer adequate coverage down the sides of your mattress. We always recommend measuring both the width & depth of your mattress, and then adding at least a few inches on either side to ensure proper coverage.

For example, if your king mattress is 76" wide, with a depth of 14", you will need to calculate as follows: 76 + 14 + 14 = 104"

In this example, you require a minimum dimension of 104" wide to just cover down the sides of the mattress. However, we always recommend that you add ~4 more inches to that measurement to accommodate duvet cover shrinkage, any dimension lost due to the puff of the duvet, and still allow for generous overhang on both sides. 104" + 4" = 108" minimum width dimension for the duvet to offer adequate coverage. In this example, we would recommend our more generous Jumbo King sized duvet & cover (114" x 110").

If you have a queen mattress that measures 60" wide, with a depth of 12", you will calculate as follows: 60 + 12 + 12 = 84"

We'll add 4 additional inches to that total, for a total of 88" minimum width dimension. In this example, our standard Queen sized duvet cover & insert (90" x 90") will be perfectly adequate.

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For Bedskirts

As with mattress depths, there is no "standard" length for bedskirts these days. We always make our bedskirts to-order to ensure a perfect fit. In order to get your bedskirt into production, we will require the drop measurement from the top of your boxspring to the floor.

Measure from the top of the box spring to the floor for an exact measurement. You can watch this video if you're unsure about how to measure. For King bedskirts, we also recommend you measure the width of the boxspring, as they can vary between 76"-78".

Our workroom will cut bedskirts to the nearest half-inch in length. If you're unsure of your measurements, please e-mail us at and we will be happy to help!

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