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Synthetic Down Pillow Insert
Synthetic Down Pillow Insert
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Synthetic Down Alternative Insert

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Synthetic Down Alternative Pillow Form Inserts, aka faux down or micro denier

  • SIZING - Use the yellow sizing chart image to select the best size insert for your sham
  • NO ALLERGENS | 100% Polyester fiber filling | Get the look and feel of a pure down pillow that is hypoallergenic | Cruelty free | No feathers to poke you
  • This pillow has much more weight than a traditional polyester pillow and is more similar to the weight of a genuine down pillow.  
  • Please view the weight chart at the bottom of the page
  • Ultimate in softness | Give your home's shams a touch of class that will last for years
  • Use this pillow insert anywhere in your home that may need a pillow... couch, love seat, beds, day beds, reading nook.
  • Shell is made of a polyester - cotton blend | Machine washable cold | Machine dry low | Add tennis ball to drying cycle for extra fluffiness| Odorless| Fluff as needed | Lint and Dust Free
  • Proudly Made in Palmetto, GA USA from American Fibers and American made shell - Support American Manufacturing!

This pillow is available in smaller quantities here

Synthetic Down Alternative Insert

Finally! Quality craft pillows that are worthy of being stuffed into your beautiful pillow sham covers

Impress your customers, this pillow is made to look great in your shams!

  • Ultra Soft - This pillow is made from a faux down polyester fiber (aka micro denier / down alternative) that has the same feel, weight and characteristics of traditional down, but is hypoallergenic
  • No Allergens - Pillow is hypoallergenic, odorless, lint and dust free, free of flame retardant chemicals
  • Karate Chop - This pillow is ultra soft and has the traditional karate chop look that comes with natural down.
  • Fibers are ultra soft for high end pillows
  • No lumps - We use a slick polyester fiber to keep the pillow's filler smooth unlike cheap pillows that use dry fibers that will quickly lump up and need replacing
  • Covering - American made pillow shell from a high thread count poly cotton blended fabric, that is durable and machine washable, machine dry (cover is not removable)
  • Made in USA from American Fibers and Shell

Where to use

  • Use as an insert in decorative shams
  • Couch shams
  • Bedroom shams
  • Crafting
  • For sleeping
  • Anywhere you need a pillow!
  • Intended for indoor use


  • Machine wash cold
  • Tumble dry on low
  • Fluff as needed

Sizing Start by measuring your shams, pull tight along the outer seam and measure corner to corner, this should be done for all sham even if size is marked Please note your insert must be larger than your sham to correctly fill the corners of the sham and give them a nice even look. Small shams 10” to 17” typically need inserts 1” larger. Larger shams 18”+ typically need inserts 2” larger Please use yellow sizing chart in the images at the top left of this page for detailed sizing info


Size Selection Chart

Sham Size

Insert Size

9x9 / 10x10 10x10
10x10 11x11
12x12 13x13
12x16 12x16
12x18 12x18
12x24 12x24
13x13 14x14
13x19 13x19
14x14 15x15
14x36 14x36
15x15 16x16
16x16 17x17
17x17 18x18
18x18 20x20
20x20 22x22
22x22 24x24
24x24 26x26
25x25 27x27
26x26 28x28
28x28 30x30

Selecting the correct size

Synthetic Down Pillow Inserts Weight Chart

  • Synthetic down pillows weigh about 2.5 times the weight of a traditional pillow.
  • Fiber is the most expensive part of a pillow, if you see a competitor selling a synthetic down pillow for slightly more than a traditional pillow I would be cautious of the type of filler they are using and if it really feels like down.
Average rating:
103 reviews

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Featured positive reviews:

Perfect! 03/22/2019
By Sheila Peters
I have purchased the pillowflex down alternative pillow inserts and I love them. If you follow the directions for sizing you will get a nice plump fit and this material holds the chop if you are looking for that...just be sure that your cover is not too snug. The insert cover material is white, very smooth and tightly woven so it easily slides into the pillow cover. There is no odor. The filling extends to the corners for a nice full look. I put mine in the dryer on air fluff for ten minutes and it puffed right up. Highly recommend these inserts. I plan on buying them for my pillow covers from now on. Made in USA is a priority for me and I’m thrilled to be able to purchase such excellent quality. If you purchase one of these you will never go the cheap imported route again!
Best synthetic down inserts EVER 01/17/2022
By Susan Woods
I have been purchasing these inserts for over 5 years. The two I have in my home are 4 years old, sit on the two chairs that get used every day - many times a day- and have retained their shape perfectly. They are heavier than real down or poly fill but so soft yet substantial suppport.
I have also purchased the feather/down inserts and the poly. Both are great although the feather inserts went a bit “flat” within 4 years with frequent use. I work at an upholstery shop and these are our inserts of choice. Only con is the cost of shipping! That tends to almost double the price
IMPORTANT TO NEW BUYERS: Use the recommended sizing chart to avoid disappointing results!
Top-shelf faux down inserts 12/02/2021
By Blair Baez Velvet Studio
We have been purchasing synthetic down inserts from Pillowflex for our line of high end decorative pillows for years now. Most of the pillows we make are between 12x20" and 24x24" and we agree with the Pillowflex recommendation that inserts sized two inches larger than the cover produce excellent results. We get constant feedback from experienced customers that these are the best inserts in their collection. The weight, fill, and consistency of manufacturing is superb. If you want a luxurious finish to your decorative pillow, THIS is the insert to put in it!
Another home run! 05/07/2019
By Sheila Peters
I’m so happy with these pillow inserts. They are reasonably priced, generously sized, soft but firm and hold a karate chop perfectly. I use them as sham stuffers and I would highly recommend them to anyone looking for an insert that is a down alternative. I personally think these respond better than down because they do not go flat . I make purchasing USA made goods a priority and I was so happy to find pillow Flex! This was not my first order and it will not be my last. I plan on replacing every down insert I own! Don’t hesitate to buy them.
Amazing Inserts 08/30/2019
By Karla Dickey
I am a small Etsy shop owner of custom designed pillow covers. I had tried some Amazon inserts for a similar price but they were worn out after about a month. Pillowflex down alternative inserts are excellent quality, great, sturdy feel, soft and luxurious quality. We have little children and these inserts have held up well and I’ve gotten great feedback from my customers. These inserts are an excellent price for the quality. I also like supporting family owned businesses with USA made products! Thank you, Pillowflex!
Synthetic Down Alternative 09/27/2021
By Mae Garrett
Love these inserts for my couch and chairs! They are so soft, yet hold the shape and you can karate chop them, and it stays also. After looking everywhere in stores and online, these were the best deal that I could find. I am glad I went with the Pillowflex brand. I am very happy with the quality and pricing. I ordered them and they arrived the very next day! No issues with packaging either. I am planning to order some for all my bedding next! These are the best!
Quality product 01/28/2022
By Lyndi
I am very happy with these synthetic down alternative pillow inserts for my Potterybarn Euro pillow shams! I had tried other pillows, but these shams never seemed full and always looked sad and droopy. These pillows fill out the shams perfectly--according to the sizing guide!--and look FULL and are so comfortable to lean against when sitting on the bed. I'm so thankful I gave them a try. I'm ordering more in different sizes now & updating all our droopy shams!
synthetic down pillow forms 10/06/2021
By Shannon Farrey
I have been ordering Pillowflex's synthetic down inserts in several sizes since 2013, and have been happy with every purchase. I make pillow covers to sell retail, and I've received many compliments on the pillow's quality from returning customers. The shipments always come faster than expected (even during Covid.) I'm so glad I found Pillowflex - They have made buying pillows easy - I know I'm getting a quality product at an EXCELLENT price.
Great Pillow 02/25/2019
By Angela Sims
I love these pillows! One thing I do wish is that on all of your pillows, there would be sizes on the tags. We have to measure them if they get mixed up and have accidentally sent out wrong sizes to customers. I noticed that all of our pillow inserts that we have used from other companies include this so it would be nice to add sizes to these as we have now exclusively started selling your pillow inserts. Thank you so much!
Best Down Alternative Ever 05/07/2019
By Jill Flory
I love using feathers for my pillows but have not found feathers for the smaller sized pillows I make. When I tried these down alternative inserts I was HOOKED! They are heavy and feel like they are made of feathers so they feel the same squishy, goodness as my larger pillows that do have feathers. And the price is affordable too so it's a total win-win!