It can be challenging to find time and resources for DIY projects. But with just a few hours of your spare time each week, you could have an entirely new look around your UK home by getting creative.
For example, I found that changing my shower curtain was one quick way to spruce up my bathroom without having any expensive décor or hassle!
That said, in this write-up, I will guide you on how to make shower curtains. When you are planning on how to make shower curtains, the first thing to do is getting the materials ready.
Step #1: Getting Your Material Ready
When it is time to choose the fabric for your new shower curtain, you’ll want to make sure that the material is moisture-resistant. For example, vinyl or polyester are two great options because they hold up well in damp environments where mould and mildew can develop quickly.
A standard sized 72″ by 72″ cloth will be cut into two pieces if necessary when using printed fabrics, like most of them don’t come with dimensions this size (unless we’re talking about curtains).
To not disrupt the pattern on either side while sewing these panels together at their seams, take care in matching one another, so there’s no obvious evidence from afar!
Step #2: Measurements
One crucial thing to know about sewing a shower curtain is a hem. To do this, you need 16 inches of fabric for each side and eight more inches on top. The required amount means your panel will be 88×80 with 18 total inches at either end (plus those pesky hems).
You’ll sew one edge together, then fold over the opposite raw edges before stitching them down flat so they don’t fray- making sure not to catch any hems in there!
Step #3: Sewing
The next step on how to make shower curtains is to sew. Sewing a curtain is quite simple and doesn’t take long at all. First, fold the top of your material down 4 inches from its raw edges and iron it to remove creases and any wrinkles that may have caused by shipping.
Then repeat the same process for another four inches below this one while folding over 1/4 inch in each direction if you’re using lightweight fabric, which one can easily damage with too much heat applied without interfacing.
Next, pin them together after they’ve cooled off, so it stays before sewing them up along their folded edge with coordinating thread colour; running a stitch going downwards towards the back first on both sides will help keep those.
Step #4: The Grommets
One way to make your DIY shower curtain look professional is by adding grommet holes. To do this, first, measure and mark the fabric where you want these centrepieces of the curtains to place (typically, there are 12 on a shower curtain).
Next, cut out two circles from paper or other material that will cover up each hole when installed. With your nail, punch through one circle at a time into the marked space to create an opening for threading it later.
Then use scissors, Xacto knife, or any sharp instrument with pointy edges such as needle-nose pliers, screwdriver, etc. Poke minor cuts all around inside perimeter line until the entire circumference perforated sufficiently so that.
Once you have a grommet kit, which usually costs about £20 depending on your fabric’s size and whether or not it comes with various tools to help punch through materials.
The tool designed for punching straight holes in materials – like clothes that are too thick to sew together without tearing them apart first.
To complete this task:
Step #1: Place the bottom piece of metal inside one side of the fabric at an angle away from where people will see it. One should do this close enough so there won’t be any loose threads hanging out when finished but far enough back so no stitches show up against its shiny surface later.
Step #2: Then, put hole “punches” into the other end by pushing hard with your finger while holding
The kit should contain a metal cylinder for placing underneath the lower grommet and a piece of metal to put on top.
With a hammer and the grommet on top, use it to pound down the metal around its edge until it no longer spins. Repeat with all of your remaining pieces.
Step #5: Finishing
The last step on how to make shower curtains is to install the shower curtain. Once you done, finish up by hanging your shower curtain.
Here’s how to put up your shower curtain
Step 1: Hang the rod on a solid wall or door.
Step 2: Put all of the hooks in place with at least one inch spacing between them, leaving about 12 inches hanging from each end for tying and adjusting later.
How Many Yards of Fabric do I Need to Make a Shower Curtain?
The fabric used for making the curtains will depend on the colour or design you are going with. Usually, a shower curtain will take 5 yards of 45″-or 54 “wide fabric pieced together to make the needed width.
What is the Best Fabric to Make a Shower Curtain?
First, you will need to pick a fabric. The choice of fabric choice is crucial because it needs to stand up against moisture. The Standard shower curtain measurement is 72″ by 72″ and 50 “by 78”. Unfortunately, most fabrics don’t come in the desired size of 72 inches, so you’ll have to take care when choosing one for your bathroom space!
I hope reading through this article, you have learned how to how to make shower curtains. The steps are straightforward. You do not have to be a professional to create one. So what are you waiting for? Get busy and learn how to make shower curtains.