I have been wanting a new shower curtain for my “guest” bath. The one I had in there was fine but was a little dark and had been hanging for years…. I was ready for a change and the this Waverly fabric was perfect!
2 yards of main fabric
2 yard of contrast/coordinating fabric
2 Packages of Piping (3 yards each)
I didn’t use a pattern. I used my existing shower curtain and just went by it. It was pretty amazing to just “go with it.”
1. I trimmed the salvages off of the main fabric.
2. I Folded my coordinating fabric in half to make it easier to cut. Then I cut 2 12″ strips on the fold. One for the top and One for the bottom of my Main fabric.
3. I took the bottom coordinating strip and folded the hem One and 1/4″, pressed and then folded it again… and hemmed. Then the other side I sewed on my piping. Here is as link to a good tutorial if you have never sewn piping.
4. Set that piece aside.
5. Take the top 12″ coordinating strip and press and fold the top portion down One and 1/4″, press and fold again. Hem. (This will be the area you will want to put in your button holes or grommets)
6. Take old shower curtain and measure the distance of the holes, mark on new fabric with chalk. (or the like)
7. I choose a 5/8″ button hole…. Sew button holes across the top
8. Add your piping to the bottom of the 12″ strip. (I didn’t finish the seams because I went back after the curtain was finished and serged them.) If you don’t have a serger, you can zig zag or pink the edges.
9. Attach top strip to main fabric
10. Attach bottom strip to main fabric
12. Fold both sides in 1/2″ press and then fold in again 1/2″ and pin.
13. Hem the sides of the curtain.
14. Go back and serger, zigzag, or pink the seams where you attached the top and bottom 12″ strips.
15. Hang your brand new simple shower curtain!
See the toilet paper holder on the back of the toilet? The liner that matched the previous shower curtain would not match this curtain and my oldest daughter spilled bleach on it when she was cleaning the bathroom. So, I took it apart and used it as a template to a new one! Now that was a FUN way to use a seam ripper! Ha!
What is a “Waverize?” Waverly Fabrics is celebrating their 90th Birthday and to celebrate Jo-Ann and Waverly are hosting a Waverize It? Facebook contest. AND it’s open to all of y’all From September 1 thru 22 . Woot! I hope that my “creation” will be an inspiration to you all on how to “Waverize” your lives! The best part is… the Grand prize is $1,000 in Waverly fabric AND a $250.00 Jo-Ann gift card! Be sure to ENTER Here!