How to Make a Shower Curtain

Things You'll Need

  • Decorator fabric
  • All-purpose thread
  • Sewing machine
  • Yardstick
  • Scissors
  • Straight pins
  • Iron
  • Water-soluble fabric-marking pen
  • 12 grommets
  • 12 curtain rings

How to Make a Shower Curtain. A shower curtain that matches your bathroom theme can be hard to find. Instead of searching endlessly, you can find a matching material and make your own at home. Follow this guide to learn how to make a shower curtain.

Measure the opening where you plan to hang the shower curtain. The length of the curtain rod is the maximum finished width. The finished length is determined by measuring from the rod halfway down the sides of the tub. Buy your material to fit this size with an additional 16 inches of length and an additional 8 inches of width for hemming. Two panels are needed to make the correct width for a standard shower.

Cut one panel in half lengthwise. Pin and stitch one half to each side of the solid panel with the right sides facing each other. Line up the prints on each piece if the material has one. Press the seams open with the iron.

Use right angles when cutting the sewn panel to the measurement you need. This is the curtain width plus 8 inches and its length plus 16 inches.

Sew the hem. Do this by turning up and pressing 8 inches on the upper edge of the shower curtain. Tuck the cut edge under and press again to make a double thickness 4-inch hem. Top-stitch through all of the layers along the inside fold. Do the same for the bottom edge. Repeat this for the sides using 4 inches instead of 8 to make a double-thickness 2-inch hem.

Use the fabric pen to mark where you want the grommets to be. All marks should be made on the right side 1 inch from the top. The first and last mark should be 3 inches from the side hems. The rest should be evenly spaced between those two.

Read the instructions on the package of grommets. Follow these to apply one grommet to each mark. Attach a ring to each grommet and hang the shower curtain.

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