Saturday, April 9, 2011

Ruffle Shower Curtain

The kid's/guest bathroom in our house was one of the first things I chose to decorate when we moved in. It looked like this. Well...it's coming up on 4 years next month and I was definitely ready for a change in there.

When I first discovered the House of Smith's blog I fell in love. One of the things I loved most was her girl's bathroom. It was absolutely adorable with her little accents of pink throughout. Having two little girlies in our house right now I thought that adding some hints of pink would be perfect to our already green bathroom (I'm just too lazy to want to paint it right now).

I searched everywhere for a shower curtain and the only one I even slightly liked was over $30!!! For a shower curtain? Really? That was way more than I really wanted to spend.

So when I saw this shower curtain extension tutorial it sparked my interest to make my own curtain using this ruffle tutorial.

Items needed:

- Basic Shower Curtain (I got a basic white one for 12 bucks at Walmart)

- 1/2 yard fabric (I got a basic light pink with white polka dots for about $1 at JoAnn's)

- Sewing Machine

Directions:

1. Cut your fabric into 4 inch wide strips. (It made 4 but I only needed to use three to make it all the way across the shower curtain).

2. Fold over the edges and iron them down. (I didn't measure or pin - I'm kind of not really a perfectionist).


3. Sew the edges down.

4. Sew a seam right down the middle.


5. Take a string from the edge and gently pull to make a ruffle. (If I tried to do the entire section at once my string would break. I would suggest sewing about 8-12 inches at a time, ruffling those, and then repeating until the entire strip of fabric is ruffled.)


6. When all three sections are ruffled place wherever you'd like on the shower curtain and sew those cute babies on.

Ta-da! I'm in love - and I have to say I'm quite proud because that is BY FAR the most sewing I've even done in my ENTIRE life - and I only had to have the hubby help me with the machine twice throughout the entire thing ;)

Have fun!


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