Monday, February 4, 2013

Colorblocked Shower Curtain - Mini Tutorial

I spent all morning deep cleaning my bathroom, and I really had to do something about the fact that I'd been ignoring our nasty shower curtain which was mildewy and gross... Like I'm embarrassed to put this on my blog, nasty! See below...
We've had this shower curtain since we got married 4 years ago and even though I have washed it and bleached it a few times in there, it kept getting nasty. That's life, I suppose. My initial thought is to just go buy one, but the more I thought about it, I realized I could just use fabric I already had to make it a colorblocked shower curtain, allowing me to extend it's life a little longer!  Win - Win!
It's easy to extend the life of the shower curtain you already own. First start by cutting off a few inches above the nasty bottom area of your curtain. Measure how much length you will need and cut out your fabric accordingly.My shower curtain was 70 inches wide. I sort of eye-balled the length, because I can adjust it with the shower bar higher/lower, if needed.
I had this pretty shimmery fabric that I just acquired from a friend's stash! I loved it! And I love how the shimmery bottom matched the shimmery top.
Hem the sides of your shower curtain 1/4'' and then fold 1/2'' again. Iron. Sew. Iron seams. Repeat for the other side. Iron. Pin the bottom to the top of your shower curtain and sew. Iron seams flat. Finish these raw edges with a serger or zig zag stitch. Hem the bottom the same way, and TA-DA!!! You've finished!

Other fun ways to spruce up your bathroom is to get a new hand-towel that you just love (this one found at HomeGoods). And update your shower head! I found this one at Aldi this week for $20! Steal!

Fresh, and clean! Which makes me happy! It's the small things, isn't it?