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DIY Shower Curtain

Updated: Apr 12, 2019

This week Sharadha shows us how to make a DIY shower curtain! This project is perfect for a dorm budget, or anyone looking to put their personal spin on a classic bathroom requirement!  


Fabric (https://amzn.to/2NApmX4)

Pencil/Chalk (https://amzn.to/2xxGpyM)

Thread (https://amzn.to/2DoPi37)

Small scissors/Seam Ripper (https://amzn.to/2NyalF7)

Iron (https://amzn.to/2xyVIaw)

Step by Step Instructions

  1. Draw measurements on a paper, so you know exactly what dimensions to cut, where to put your interfacing and how much to hem

    1. A shower curtain is 72 x 72. But with seam allowances, you need 77 x 74.

  2. Cut a strip of fusible interfacing that’s 2” x 74” and iron on to the top part of the curtain.

  3. Fold the top of curtain by 2.5” and press. Then fold the edge under by .5” and press again.

  4. Do the exact same thing at the bottom.

  5. Stitch in place.

  6. Moving on to the sides, because these edges are the selvege ends, I’m just going to fold them in once and then stitch all the way down.

  7. So our curtain is pretty much done now, but we need to be able to hang it up with hooks. To do that, we’re doing to make vertical buttonholes that are 1” long.

    1. A shower curtain uses 12 hooks, so we need to make 12 button holes. To make sure they’re evenly spaced, the first and last button hole will be marked 2” away from the ends. Between those, they will be 6” apart from each other.

  8. Stitch buttonholes.

  9. Cut open your buttonholes with either a seam ripper or scissors.

  10. Done!