How to Make Shower Curtains in 4 Creative Ways

Are you tired of all that water splashing around when you shower? Well, why not learn how to make shower curtains? And let me be the one to tell you that you don’t need some fancy glass wall or a luxurious bathroom renovation that will probably cost you a hefty sum. 

 

With these clever tips and tricks, we’ll help you make your own shower curtains with a touch of creativity. Give your bathroom a designer’s touch, and forget about plain old curtains that don’t even begin to match your decor and style. 

 

Here are a few ingenious ways to spruce up your bathroom. All you need is to switch it up with a few embellishments, change the hardware, and maybe paint on some fabric and you might see an entirely different bathroom. Who knew changing the curtains could do so much?

how to make shower curtains

1. Lengthen with macrame

Make your ceilings appear higher than they really are with shower curtains with a beautiful macrame slightly puddling on the bathroom floor. It is also quite simple to do. Remove your shower curtain from the rod and gently rip the hem at the base of the fabric.

 

Trim your macrame to the desired length and stitch it to the bottom of the fabric. You can use sewing pins to secure them in place before running them under the sewing machine. Use light or similar-colored thread to hide the stitches.

2. Stencil patterns

Who said anything about needing sewing machines to spruce up those curtains? With this easy design technique, all you need is a pattern, acrylic or waterproof paint, and a stencil. You can make your own stencil using thick paper and cut out the design. 

 

For this step, you might want to take the curtains outside where there is proper ventilation. Lay the curtain on the ground and place the stencil over the fabric. Spray paint until you imprint the pattern onto the curtain. Repeat until you have all your prints in place. 

3. Embroider a design

If you are looking for an opportunity to practice those embroidery or stitching skills, this might be the perfect project. Get your sewing kit, some colorful thread, and a bucket of patience. It’s also best if you use a plain or solid-colored curtain to enhance the embroidery.

 

Start by drawing your pattern onto the curtain to give yourself a guide. Be creative and add a unique spin to your design. If you aren’t confident with your skills yet, you might want to be a little kinder and experiment with geometric patterns instead. Once you have finalized the design, take out your sewing materials and get stitching.

4. Reuse fabric remnants

Do you have old fabric from past sewing projects? Or maybe you have a bunch of clothes that are waiting to be recycled. Regardless, it’s time to take out those boxes of scrap fabric and use them to spruce your bathroom shower curtain. 

 

Sew the pieces together so that it creates wide but short panels. The height should be ⅛ of the original shower curtain. We will use these panels to create ruffles. Sew them onto the curtain starting from the bottom and work your way to the top layer. 

How to make a shower curtain

Of course, before we can do all that, we still need a shower curtain that we can work with. Fortunately, we have a detailed step-by-step process to help you learn how to make shower curtains. 

Step 1: Pick a fabric.

Remember, unlike your regular curtains, shower curtains deal with a lot of water, steam, and vapor. So you want to select a fabric that can stand up to that much moisture. A good choice would be either vinyl, polyester, or polyester-cotton blend. 

 

You can also opt for non-waterproof types of fabric. However, be sure that you have a high-quality liner that will keep the rest of your bathroom dry. Natural fabrics like cotton, canvas, and hemp are good examples. 

Step 2: Prepare the fabric.

Once we have settled on what type of fabric you want to use, it’s time to do the technical aspects of the project. Take your tape measure and pencils. Start by measuring the height of your rod to the floor. 

 

Decide on how long you want your curtains to be. If you’re going to add a macrame finish, make the original fabric shorter (at least 3-4 inches above the floor). Otherwise, get the precise measurement for the curtain. A typical curtain measures 72” by 72”, so you can start from there. 

 

Cut your fabric, and don’t forget to add extra inches for the hemming. You will need 16 inches in length and 8 inches in width for the hem for shower curtains. This is much longer than the average curtain hem seam allowance. 

Step 3: Sewing time

Lay your curtain flat on the workspace and start by folding the top down to four inches. Iron the fabric, but be careful of the heat. Some types of cloth are sensitive and burn easily. Pin the fabric to keep it in place while sewing the hem. Do this again for the bottom hem. Do the same for the side hem but with two inches only, instead of four.

Step 4: Hang your curtain

Once you have secured all the seams, it’s time to get your curtain hardware. For shower curtains, it is best if you use grommets or snap-open curtain rings. Shower curtains are designed to open and close from time to time. The rings will make them easier to move. 

 

Hang your curtain, and we are done. Now you know how to make shower curtains and all the different ways to spruce them up. Let your creativity run wild, and don’t be afraid of trying new things. 

Washing 100 polyester curtains

Washing 100 Polyester Curtains: A Step by Step Guide

Washing 100 polyester curtains may seem like a daunting task, but it doesn’t have to be. There are many things you can do to make the process easier, and this article will discuss them all.

This article will also include step-by-step instructions on how to wash 100 polyesters in one go. Let’s dive right in!

 

Step by Step Instructions on How to Wash 100 Polyester Curtain

Step #1. Sort curtains by size and color.

Step #2. Use the “large load” setting on your washing machine, which is typically set to about 60 degrees Celsius or 140 Fahrenheit.

Step #3. Run a cold water rinse before adding clothes (not necessary for machines with an agitator).

Step #4. Add detergent according to the manufacturer’s instructions.

Step #5. Add a small amount of fabric softener, if desired.

Step #6. Start washing! Remember to check the machine periodically so that you can add more water and detergent as needed (especially when loading large items).

 

Things to consider before washing 100 Polyester Curtains

Tip 1. Look at the fabric care label on your curtains to verify that they are machine washable.

Tip 2. If you have a high-efficiency washer, it is best to use cold water for this type of load. This will prevent overdrying and fading.

Tip 3. It’s important to sort these items by size and color so there are no dye errors, which can lead to bleeding.

Tip 4. If you are washing curtains with metal grommets, make sure to check the grommet size before loading them into your machine. You may need to remove them if they will not fit through a small opening or if they have sharp edges that could cause damage during the wash and dry cycles.

Tip 5. Use a gentle or delicate detergent, such as Woolite, to ensure that your curtains will be clean and soft.

Tip 6. Set the machine on its longest wash cycle to save energy and time. This might mean you have more items per load than usual so it is best to do this in batches of about 30 pieces each.

Tip 7. Wash curtains on a gentle cycle with warm water and dry them in low heat. Avoid high heat because it accelerates the fading process, which can cause your items to turn an unwanted shade of yellow or brown.

Tip 8. Look for small holes before drying as some detergents might clog these areas when they are wet.

 

Can I Iron my 100 Polyester Curtains?

No, ironing your curtains can make them brittle and it is less effective to remove wrinkles. The best way to remove wrinkles in polyester curtains is by hanging the curtain on a clothesline or drying rack with heavyweights at the bottom for about an hour. This will allow gravity to work its magic!

 

Can I Dye My 100 Polyester Curtains?

No, when you dye polyester curtains they lose their color and quality over time.

 

When to Dye 100 Polyester Curtains??

If you need to change the color of your curtains, try washing them before dyeing.

 

When to wash my 100 Polyester Curtains?

It depends on how often you use your curtains. If they are used every day, the best time to wash them is in cold water and dry on a clothesline so that they can be hung flat.

If not washed daily, the best way to clean them would be with an environmentally friendly detergent and warm water as well as tumble drying them on a low or gentle cycle to avoid any shrinking.

 

How many times should I wash 100 Polyester Curtains?

It is recommended that polyester curtains be washed at least three times per year, especially when used every day. This will help prevent the growth of mildew and keep them looking their best!

 

Can I Dry 100 Polyester Curtains in the Dryer?

If you dry your 100 polymer curtains in a machine, it can cause them to shrink. As with any item of clothing, avoid drying on high heat and always unplug when finished.

If this is not possible, add an extra 15 minutes onto the time for each cycle that they are in the dryer.

 

Can Dry clean polyester curtains?

Polyester curtains can be dry-cleaned, but it is not recommended. Dry cleaning a 100 polymer curtain removes the dirt and stains from them but also deteriorates their quality over time.

Additionally, you cannot spot clean your polymer curtains with water unless they are made of a different material altogether like cotton or silk. This is because the water will leave spots on your curtain even after it dries.

 

How much is 100 Polyester Curtain?

Polyester curtains can range in price from $30 to $300 depending on the quality of material and how many panels are needed. Polyester is a cheaper fabric than silk, for example.
The average cost per panel is around $15-$25.

 

What’s better? Polyesters or Silk Curtains?

While polyester curtains are cheaper than silk curtains, they are not as luxurious. Polyester is a synthetic fabric and many people don’t like the shiny appearance it gives to their home.
Additionally, while polyesters are cheaper than silk curtains, they’re not always very durable so you may have to replace them more often for your room(s) to continue looking great.

Is Polyester Curtains Fire Resistant?

Unfortunately, polyesters are not fire-resistant which means they will melt if exposed to high temperatures and/or flames. If you’re looking for curtains that can withstand extreme heat then we suggest going with a different fabric such as cotton or silk.

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