Pillow slips cover the pillow you sleep on, so fine weave and smoothness are important. Mine come in natural and white in my heavyweight signature sheeting. No buttons, but all the pillow slips have a European-style deep tuck to hold the pillow inserts securely inside so they don't show.
Simple pillow slips are as plain as can be, with a 2" hem. Oxford pillow slips are more formal, with a 2" flange all round.
|Choosing an infill|
|photo by contributor Christina Brinkman - a talented artist|
"I want to tell you how much I love the king pillowslip. I love how you designed it so the pillow can't be seen. My husband was even impressed and that doesn't happen often!" ~ Lori
pillow slip envelope closure
|Smooth Natural linen pillow slip with St Barts pale blue duvet cover|
|a simple pillow slip in Smooth White||Oxford pillow case in Smooth Natural - note the flanges|
|Oxford pillow case in Smooth White - note the flanges||pillow-scape by contributor Christina Brinkman|
I allow myself a few luxuries in my humble life, and your smooth white linen pillow slips are my latest passion!
I can't wait to lay my head down on them tonight, what a luxurious feel to them.
I'm delighted in the generous size, my wonderful down pillows fit perfectly.
Love the design...you know I sew, but I could not equal these slips for the fabric and quality!
Thank you so much for the speedy shipping, I only just ordered them a few days ago! ~ Andrea
I shall upload some photographs next week via your website. And I will certainly order more items in the future.
Just wanted to let you know how happy I am with my new Pillow Slip - I've been eyeing linen bedding for a while now, and a good friend suggested I start with a pillow case to see how I like it. I love it! It just keeps getting softer every night.
My husband is usually hard to convince to spend money on anything, but he loves my pillow case so much that whenever I'm out of town he steals it! We're saving up for a whole bed makeover.
Tricia, your linen is gorgeous! I finally caved and decided to splurge on one pillow case, just to see what I thought. Well, the verdict is....it's AMAZING!
So now, I am saving to purchase your sheets and duvet, (and another pillow case, of course!) My question is, what is the suggested care of these products. Do you recommend that they not go in the dryer? I'll be ordering again very soon. Oh, and the sample of lavender scented linen laundry soap almost sent me though the roof. The smell is simply incredible! So glad to have found you!
|My pillow slips arrived yesterday - imagine my excitement!
I washed them straight away and tumble dried on low - it's winter here. Sleeping on my pillow last night was honestly... delicious.
The feeling of this pure, natural fabric against my cheek surpasses anything I've ever experienced. True quality and pure luxury.
Even my husband, who is not easily convinced about such, "women's things", was very impressed - to get his seal of approval is a wonder indeed.
Thank you Tricia, for creating Rough Linen. Heirlooms of tomorrow that can truly be loved and appreciated today :)
Vicki Pierre-Humbert, Tecoma, Victoria., Australia
|Little luxuries go a long way toward easing these times when there is little money left over for extras.
I recently splurged on a purchase from Rough Linen, the company of Tricia Rose. I ordered a simple pillow slip made from smooth linen fabric. The design of the pillow case is unique with a deep tuck to hold the pillow insert securely inside so it doesn’t show.
As a quilter, crafter, and seamstress, I am drawn to fabric, but not so much for the pattern, or even the color. What pulls me in is the feel, the texture, the drape of the fabric. The more natural and organic the better.
My new pillow slip brought sweet dreams to my sleep. I scented mine with fresh lavender. I am carrying my luxurious pillow with me all about the house. I propped up my feet to read and rested my head for a nap. And, when I ventured outside on a gorgeous almost summer day, I lay on a quilt with my head on the linen pillow cover and looked up at the sunlit sky. My heart is grateful.
Linen is a lesson in life for me. For years, I shied away from this seemingly troublesome fabric. I would iron and spray starch and try to force this fabric to behave properly. Within seconds after ironing, linen will go all wrinkly and wavy again. Finally, I came to accept the nature of linen and appreciate its beauty. I stopped fighting its natural properties and embraced this enduring fabric.
Learning to love linen is not unlike learning to love myself. I cannot iron or starch myself into a proper shape with perfect hair and faultless ways.
I am perfectly imperfect. I hope you find a little luxury in your life.
|photos by Donna Hopkins|
|Smooth Natural Pillow case
From Debbie of Victoria, British Columbia on 7/9/2014.
Excellent product! Love the entire line of Rough Linen. If I had endless amounts of money, every bed in my home (4 bedrooms) would be outfitted in Rough Linen from top to bottom.
From Jacque Anderson of Madison, Wisconsin on 6/10/2014.
When I received the pillow slip (5/7) I was most impressed with the presentation...the tissue paper wrap and the ribbon, the tag and care instructions. The linen is so white and soft (I washed it with a lavender laundry liquid and dried it in the sun before putting it on my pillow) and smelled so good. I love the envelope closure! Just wanted you to know that I am in love with your linen and that I am definitely saving money to purchase sheets and other things. As a sewist, I am very much appreciative of the work involved with your linen products. And, I think I would love to be your apprentice.
Smooth Natural pillow slip
From Irina Phillips of Clovis, California on 6/8/2014.
I ordered standard size slips for my jumbo standard size pillows. It fits a little bit snag. I love my pillow slips so much I am going to use them for my skinnier pillows. Wonderful craftsmanship and i love the envelope closure.
wonderful pillow slip
From Anonymous of parksville, British Columbia on 6/4/2014.
These Rough Linen products are my absolute favourites. They make our little log cabin so so elegant. I am so lucky to have them.
Heaven to sleep on
From Erin of Rural, South Dakota on 5/22/2014.
These pillow slips are fantastic. I love how the end covers up the pillow so you can't see it. The sheets and pillow slips are so comfy. I love the natural color. Don't hesitate to invest--you'll have them for ages.
From Jane Mayer of Middletown, New York on 5/15/2014.
With a beautiful hand, soft white hue, and generous tuck closure,these pillow slips exemplify fine workmanship, Highly recommend.
From Stephen Jennings of Tallahassee, Florida on 5/10/2014.
These are quite a revelation. They are very generous in size and the inner flap covers the contained pillow perfectly. Amazingly comfortable, like the sheets. Another must-buy.
pillow cases with Flange
From Anonymous of West hollywood, California on 5/9/2014.
Exactly as described...very happy
Simple but Luxurious
From Andrew of Denver, Colorado on 4/16/2014.
I love laying my head against this material. It's very simple, natural, and feels incredible. Highly recommended
From Kim of Richmond, Virginia on 4/12/2014.
I have been coveting linens from Rough Linen for quite a while and after purchasing a new king size bed, decided to begin the process of acquiring beautiful bedding. I left a voice mail message regarding my intention to place an order and was delighted that Tricia was the person to call me back! The pillow slips arrived promptly and are just what I wanted! I admire them every time I am in my bedroom. Now, I'm saving all of my change in my piggy bank to buy a matching duvet cover! Can hardly wait!
Gorgeous pillow slip
From Rose Blamey of West Vancouver, British Columbia on 4/6/2014.
Just love the pillow slips. The quality of the linen is very good. Nothing like putting your head down on the beautiful soft, linen pillow slip for a good night's sleep!
From Heidi Yorkshire of Portland, Oregon on 3/29/2014.
Funny how hard it can be to make a simple thing well. Beautiful fabric, made perfectly, fit the pillows great. Worth the bucks. Fast service, nice, minimal packaging. What a cool company.
Love your linen
From Maria of Cashton, Wisconsin on 3/28/2014.
I absolutely love linen. Your linen is fabulous !!!!! I almost have everything but the Duvet.
After my white sheet. I love simple things but quality. I have a farm house among the Amish people and they taught us that living simple is real.
I can not be any happier with your outstanding quality and linen fabric and every product of your linen. I will have your linen always in my home and in my heart.
A little nightly luxury
From Anonymous of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania on 3/26/2014.
I ordered pillow slips to get an idea of what it would be like to sleep on linen before investing more money. I've been eying these for months and finally ordered them. I love them! They've been getting softer and softer. The quality is great as well. I appreciate the little luxury of sleeping on them every night. It might be something small but the little things like this make life special. My husband even loves his and I was definitely not expecting that! We'll be ordering the summer cover next and I can't wait!
From Sandra Ross of Marietta, Georgia on 2/24/2014.
As with the other items, I love the pillowcases! I do wish we had started the Linen Adventure years ago!
Simply the best!
From Anonymous of brooklyn, New York on 1/29/2014.
Heavier linen with a beautiful sheen. Much nicer than the ones I've bought from other stores.
From Shelley Berkenstock of Courtenay, British Columbia on 11/16/2013.
love them .....they look so nice with the duvet !
From Carol of Porirua, New Zealand on 9/27/2013.
Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous - beautiful workmanship. Excellent quality! Bought sheets and pinny too. Am absolutely delighted with all my purchases. These are quality pieces that will be treasured forever! Thank you Tricia!
Love the wonderful flap!
From Emily L of Phoenix, Arizona on 9/19/2013.
Congratulations, Tricia, on solving an age-old bed-making problem! I swear, I once saw a letter to "Dear Abbey" on the subject of who was right, the husband or the wife on which way the "open end" of the pillow went on the bed - facing out or facing in so as not to show the unsightly "contents". Your clever construction with that fabulous flap solves this problem and presents a nice, clean look from any angle.
I ordered the summer-weight white pillow slips along with the sheets for our bed here in Phoenix and they are hands-down the best we have ever owned. So nice and crisp and cool even when the nigh-time "low" is 100F. I also tried them out on the guest room bed and they looked pretty good in there, too...but since I am selfish and unwilling to part with these, I guess I will have to order some more for the guests...