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If you are curious about how to make my own shower curtain, you may be surprised at what you can actually do. In most cases, the number of curtain styles that can be made by a homeowner is limited only by their creativity. The following few steps should get you started with your first design.
The first step is choosing the fabric choices. Today, you have several options. These include:
First, there are natural materials that are easily washed and dried. These curtains may be purchased at many home improvement stores or you can sew them from fabrics you have lying around the house. Be sure to pay close attention to the sizing and location of hardware fittings. This may prevent unwanted flapping and heavy or loose fringes from occurring.
Next, there are designs that are manufactured to fit the inside of the shower area and are meant to withstand washing and drying. You can purchase these at any fabric store or choose to purchase ready-made designs that can be cut to fit your space. Since these designs are already cut and sewn, they are more difficult to damage and are often constructed with more durability. They are also usually a bit less expensive than ready-made curtains. However, keep in mind that they do not always fit neatly into their spaces.
Finally, there are two basic curtain choices. These are:
Finally, there is the option of custom curtain designs that may have to be custom made. These can be made with many different fabrics. However, these designs will likely need to be altered based on the measurements and layout of your shower.
Your next task is to measure the space for your desired measurement. The measurement may be in inches or it may be in feet. It depends on where you want the curtains to hang. Next, you need to cut the fabrics for the panels and trim.
Trim and panel the fabric to the desired dimensions. Make sure to account for the required spacing between each panel when you lay the fabrics out. Once you have trimmed each panel, lay it out for trimming. Use a wide flat blade. If the edges of the panels become visible during the assembly process, use masking tape to cover the sides.
Use corner trims for the edges of the panels. Using double-sided tape or masking tape may help prevent any unsightly marks from forming. You can overlap the trim as much as possible.
The curtain trim is next. It is quite easy to find matching trim that matches the finished trim. To trim the trim, lay out the curtain first and place the trim on top of the curtain. After that, measure the distance between the fabric and the trim and cut accordingly. You can use a regular pair of scissors.
Use masking tape to pin the curtain pieces together. Be sure to lay out all the pins and follow the instructions provided by the manufacturer. Finish trimming your curtain after you have the material pinned.
Every person’s curtain needs to be done differently. However, the tools and methods listed above should help you create an attractive and functional curtain. Be sure to experiment with your design before making your final decision.