DIY Shower Curtain

I’m still working on changing up the bathroom from turquoise accents to silver & white.  I love the way the towels turned out.  (to see how I did them, go here)

The next project was a new shower curtain.  I made this for $4.00 instead of the $15.00 to $20.00 that the stores wanted.

(Please forgive some of the photos.  My camera is starting to go)

Shower Curtain from bed sheets

I could have purchased one ready made, but the choices were limited in the color that I wanted.  (white with silver trim isn’t the easiest color combination to find)  Besides, I like fabric shower curtains.  I use 2 rods, one for a plastic shower curtain behind the second one that holds the decorative shower curtain.  Fabric shower curtains last longer & can be washed when needed.

I found years ago, that turning a bed sheet into a shower curtain, gives you so many more options.  Depending on the size of the sheet, the width of the fabric is wider than fabric that’s available.

The first thing that I do is to turn the hem at the top of the sheet into the bottom hem of the shower curtain.  You could use that hem, but you’d have to open the ends for a rod to pass through.

I hang the sheet over the shower curtain rod, with the back facing me & the top of the sheet at the bottom.  Then by gently pulling the end of the sheet, I can see how much needs cut off.  Just pull the fabric until you have the length you like.  I usually keep my shower curtains about 2″ off of the floor.

DIY Shower Curtain

Since I was using a twin sized sheet, I had 16 1/2″ of excess fabric.  If you’re using a full sized sheet, you’ll have more excess fabric.  Then I decided that I needed 5″ for the hem.  That would give me enough fabric for the shower curtain rod to fit through.

DIY Shower Curtain

Once I’d gotten the needed measurements, I took the sheet to the ironing board.  Then I pressed down the 16 1/2″, pinning the top to keep it in place.  While I was pressing, I marked the sheet at the 5″ mark.

DIY Shower Curtain

Once I’d marked the sheet all the way across, I cut the excess fabric off by connecting the marks.

DIY Shower Curtain

Then I tucked under about 1/2″ for the hem, pressing & pinning in place as I went.

DIY Shower Curtain

Once it was all pinned & pressed in place, I took the sheet to the sewing machine.  I used a longer stitch with the needle close to the hem edge.

DIY Shower Curtain

It could have been done at this point, but I wanted to add some silver trim.  I turned the sheet over & laid the trim over the stitching.  Then I stitched on both sides of the trim.

DIY Shower Curtain

Once the trim was sewn on, I ironed the entire sheet, put the shower curtain rod through the new hem & hung it in the bathroom.

DIY Shower Curtain

And I even had enough left over to make a valance for the bathroom window!

DIY Shower Curtain

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