Measuring guide

ALETTA SMIT™ HOMEWARE has assembled an extensive collection of international bedding sizes available online. To be able to provide our customers with any desired bedding size, whether it's chosen from one of our sizing charts or when specific dimensions are provided to us by you, ALL OF OUR PRODUCTS ARE MADE TO ORDER.

Accurate measurements

We cut and sew each item to order, therefore it is very important that you provide us with accurate measurements for your duvet or mattress. We advise you to actually measure your mattress and comforter/duvet, then either choose your size from our international chart or enter your “custom size”.

Online price calculator for custom sizes

Through our website we provide our customers with a unique way to order customized bedding: Simply enter the desired measurements for your bedding and the online calculator for custom sizes will directly provide you with a price for your customized bedding. You will not need to contact us to obtain quotations like with most other web sites. We manufacture bed linen for rectangular as well as round and odd-shaped mattresses.

Shrinkage of the fabric

Cotton is a natural fibre and as such it will suffer a certain amount of shrinkage, typically about 2-5% upon initial washing and drying cycles. When manufacturing products, we allow for such shrinkage and cut the fabric a little larger so that your linen shrinks to the correct size when you first wash it.

Measuring for a table cloth:

  • Measure the width of the table
  • Measure the length of the table
  • Add the desired drop for both sides of the table

For example:

Your table top is 40" x 80" and the desired drop 12".

Total size table cloth:

  • Total Width 40+12+12=64"
  • Total Length 80+12+12=104"

Insert the desired size of the table cloth: 64" x 104"

(When manufacturing the tablecloth, we cut the fabric a little larger (about 2-5%) so that it shrinks to the correct size upon the first washings.)

Measuring for a Fitted Sheet:

  • Measure the width of the mattress (W)
  • Measure the length of the mattress (L)
  • Measure the depth of the mattress (D)

Please enter the measurements of your mattress only. When using a mattress pad or topper enter the total height. We allow for shrinkage and we will determine the correct pocket depth for your sheet.


Measuring for a Top/Flat Sheet:

  • Enter the desired width of the top/flat sheet
  • Enter the desired length of the top/flat sheet

To calculate the price for a top sheet, please enter the desired width and length (first width (W), then length (L)) of the sheet itself.

Measuring for a Duvet Cover:

  • Measure the width of your duvet or comforter.
  • Measure the length of your duvet or comforter.

To calculate the price for a duvet cover, please enter the width and length of the insert (duvet/comforter) only. We allow for shrinkage.

We cannot start production on your order until we have all necessary measurements. Feel free to contact us at if you have any questions about measuring.

International size chart

When you visit our website we ask you to choose your location. This facilitates your visit to our website; dimensions and prices will be displayed according to your domestic preferences. Each customer is able to choose from a list of standard sizes most commonly used in his or her country.

Measurements for all products are depicted as follows:

  • Width x Length for flat sheets and duvet covers
  • Width x Length x (mattressDepth for fitted sheets


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