There are five easy steps on how to make shower curtains. Creating your own makes it customised and inexpensive. Not only that, it would be a perfect way to set the theme of your bathroom.
What Is A Shower Curtain?
A shower curtain is usually a waterproof curtain that keeps the water from splashing out in the shower area. It is a hanging cloth traditionally found in the bathroom. However, its true purpose is to make the bathroom look more presentable.
On the other side, it also gives some privacy to the user. It brings a kind of aesthetic look to it, making it better, especially for UK people fond of coordinating their house`s theme. It would make it all matchy-matchy, and that’s perfect!
Step #1 – Preparation Of Materials
You would need some materials to start making them, of course. Get some fabric, a matching thread, a fabric maker, straight pins, grommets, sharp scissors, and a tape measure.
You should also have a sewing machine, a shower curtain liner, shower curtain hooks, and, last, an iron- which you can indeed find in your UK home.
Step #2 – Preparing your fabric
Your fabric of choice can be either synthetic or natural. There are many differences between the two. For synthetic materials, it`s either made from plastic or polyester. They are known for their durability, water-resistant trait, and being wrinkle-free.
Usually, this type of material is easy to clean and maintain. And it offers another benefit- it`s durable. It is handy for a UK household that has small children. However, the downside of this material is that it is not as smooth as a natural fabric. You can say that it looks stiff compared to a natural fabric.
For natural materials, they come from cotton, hemp, canvas, or linen. It brings a look of luxury. And the most significant benefit is that it is eco-friendly. Yay! Now that is a good option.
If you ask what the best material to use for your shower curtain, you would know in the next part.
The answer is that you should opt for natural materials. Although they are not waterproof, it is better than using synthetic materials. Take note that synthetic materials would cost less. But, raw materials would be good in setting up the view.
Step #3 – Sewing your fabric
Now, you will proceed to the next part. And that is sewing your fabric. First, you need to measure your curtain rod’s width and height. Shower curtains usually vary in size from 70 to 72 inches wide and 70 to 72 inches tall.
After knowing the measurements, you can start sewing the fabric. In the first step, cut two pieces of fabric. Each curtain should be 72-75 inches long (depending on the measurement). The second step is to fold one panel in half lengthwise after that. Cut along the fold to make two narrower panels.
The third step is to sew a narrow panel with a sewing machine along each of the broader panel`s long sides. It will make a vast panel in the centre, and the thin panels are on each side. Remember that the seams must be pressed open.
And the fourth step is to fold the fabric half lengthwise. Check from the fold and mark or pin every few inches along the entire length of the material to ensure you’re marking the same width at all times. Pin both pieces together near the markings to keep them together.
Afterwards, you should stitch close to the inside fold along both edges and press them. And last, sew the shower curtain’s bottom hem in the same way you did the sides.
Step #4 – Making use of the liners and the grommets
Place the shower curtain liner on the fabric, ensuring that the top and side edges are aligned. Make a mark on the fabric with a fabric marker to indicate each shower curtain hook opening in the liner.
After that, make vertical cuts with sharp scissors at each designated location. Ensure you have sliced all layers of cloth. Place the front piece of a grommet through each slit, ensuring that each grommet`s shaft part is on the wrong side of the shower curtain.
Finally, flatten the grommet shaft over the back piece of the grommet with a hammer. Repeat the procedure until all of the grommets are in place.
Step #5 – Hanging the curtain to its proper place
How Do I Use The Shower Curtain?
When you will take a shower, easily slide them over so that there would be no drippings. Afterwards, slide them back to their open position when the shower area is not in use.
Are Shower Curtains Dangerous?
Some shower curtains are particularly dangerous. These are vinyl materials that are made from PVC or also called poison plastic. Refrain from using this kind of material when creating your shower curtain.
Now that you know how to make shower curtains, why not consider doing your own from now on? It will give you lots of choices, and it will make your style more versatile and flexible. It may seem hard at first, but you will get used to it in no time. With the proper materials, you can efficiently make your shower curtains.