How To Make Shower Curtains

by Vee Willis

A shower curtain is one of the easiest curtains you can make yourself. Making shower curtains are a lot of fun and you get to really be creative , not to mention updating your bathroom with your own unique personality.

Making your own shower curtains are particularly helpful when you have an extra long distance to cover or an odd shaped bath tube that needs to be covered with a shower curtain.

This article will explain how to make the basic shower curtain, but you can improvise and really be creative with adding embellishments such as ruffles, trim, banding and cording.


Cutting Directions

Step 1

Measure the distance from the bottom of the shower curtain rod to the desired length. Add 10 inches for upper and lower hem.

Step 2

Measure the width of the area to be covered by the shower curtain and add 4 additional inches for each side hem.

Follow the cutting directions for the lining, if you want to make a fabric lining.

Sewing A Shower Curtain

Step 1. Sew a 3" double hem on the bottom of the fabric.

Step 2. Sew a 1" double hem on each side of the fabric.

Step 3. Fold over and iron a 2" double hem at the top of the fabric.

Step 4. Cut a 2" piece of fusible interlining or buckram. Fold the 2" of fabric over the interlining or buckram and iron and the fabric and interlining/buckram together.

Step 5. Sew the 2" hem in place ( with the interlining sandwiched between the 2" double fold the hem).


Adding The Eyelets

You can make button holes or use a grommet press and hammer.

Step 6

On the underside of the curtain heading make a dot with your marker pencil 1/2" down from the top and 1/4" in from the side, to mark where the first hole will begin.

Continue making the marks about 4-4 1/2" a part. Keep the marks even across the top of curtain.

Now use a grommet press or make a vertical button hole 1/4" -1/2"long at each mark.


You are now ready to insert you hook and hang the shower curtain!

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