This is my guest bath shower curtain. "Hello look at me, I'm so short you can see the entire side of the tub!"
Can you believe I've let it hang like this for over a year? Just keepin it real people :)
Ok, so here we go...
What you need:
- A pre-made shower curtain. For this method a cotton or woven curtain works best. You may have to stretch it a bit, so no synthetic fibers unless they're a blend with a little give in the width.
- Trim of your choice.
- 72" wide table runner for the bottom panel
- glue gun, fabric glue, steam-a-seam, or your choice of fabric bonding agent
If you're scratching your head wondering what in the world you need a table runner for, just stay with me. Most pre-made shower curtains are roughly 70" to 72" wide and an industry standard for table runners is 72" long...see where I'm going with this? By the way none of these measurements are exact. My curtain was 68" wide and my runner was 70".
Start by pinning your table runner to your curtain. It doesn't matter which one is on top. This is just to see if you need to stretch your curtain to fit the runner and the pins will help you hold it in place.
Then use your favorite glue weapon of choice to secure the two together. I actually sewed mine. Yes I realize I cheated on my own tutorial, but I sew and it's just faster for me. You do what you're comfortable with, you'll cover this seam up at the end anyway so it doesn't have to be perfect.
Next, with your glue gun still hot grab your trim and glue it over your seam. Don't forget to wrap the ends around to the back of the curtain and glue them there too.
I layered 3 trims on mine. I used a glue gun for the bead and orange grosgrain ribbon layers, and the fabric glue for the yellow grosgrain layer. Hot glue shows through on yellow ribbon so that's why I opted for the fabric glue.
Done! And you don't even have to hem the bottom or finish the sides :)
Here's the one I did in my master bath. It required a little more finagling since I used 3 pre-embroidered towels for the bottom and I was working with thirds, but the method is still the same.
If you try this I'd love to see your results!