Sew: shower curtain with grommets
An easy, functional project that requires little sewing.
We have embraced our 1950's pink bathroom and were in need of a new shower curtain.
I used a new queen sized striped flat sheet cut down to size to make this shower curtain but you could use any fabric of your choice as long as you have a 72" x 72" finished piece for a standard shower curtain:
The top edge of the flat sheet provides the perfect double strength support for the grommets and all the tugging back and forth:
The grommets are easy to attach, one whack of the hammer and they're set:
And you only have to attach 12 grommets for the standard size shower curtain:
I used Dritz 3/8" nickel plated brass grommets, unfortunately they come in a package of 8 so you'll need to purchase 2 packs in order to have at least 12 for the standard shower curtain:
Here's how I made the shower curtain:
1. Using a queen size flat sheet cut it down to 74" x 74", be sure to use the top edge (the part with the thick hem) as your shower curtain top. Iron in raw edges twice to make finished edge and straight stitch. Finished size should measure 72" x 72".
2. Cut a small hole in both top corners (see picture). Place fabric right side down on scrap board:
3. Place pokey part of grommet into hole from the front side, you can see the grommet poking through below:
4. Using the grommet tool:
Place pokey part of grommet into circular holder then place washer part of grommet over the pokey part, now place hammer stick into pokey part and give a really good whack:
5. The grommet is in:
6. After completing both ends measure the distance between the two end grommets and divide by 11. That number should be around 6".
Using this measurement (6" or so) start from the end grommets and mark the remaining 10 grommet holes.
Cut holes and repeat process.
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