Monday, February 1, 2010

Mendocino Shower Curtain

Shower curtain made from Mendocino by Heather Ross fabric. It's the same exact fabric I made the duvet from but with a very pale pink background. This was sooo hard to photograph!

Shower curtains are super easy.

1. 5 yards of (approx.) 44" wide fabric cut in half to make two pieces that are 2.5 yards by 44".

2. join them together along the long edge with a 1/4-1/2" seam (your choice). You can leave the selvedge with the writing on it if you want. I used 1/4 seam because i was matching my mermaids and had only so much to work with. Iron the seam open or serge together.

3. Fold over sides first: 1.5" then fold again 1.5", iron and sew close to edge. Sew both sides.

4. Fold bottom up 3" then another 3", iron and sew along edge.

5. Fold top down (always fold to the wrong side of the fabric) 2" then another 2". Iron and sew edge down.

6. Measure your shower liner and mark where the holes are on your shower curtain and make button holes. You can also use grommets but make sure they are big enough for your rings to fit through them. My liner has 12 holes but my fabric was wide enough for 14. When hanging the curtain, I folded over the end ones and they shared a ring with the one before it. Make sense? Probably not. Oh, I made mine longer than usual becasue my curtain rod is really high.
I hope I didn't leave anything out...



Where I joined the two fabrics together (below).



Here's Ava rocking out to the Dinosaur song. I had to post both videos because they both equally make me laugh. She didn't know the video was recording so she really got in to it:) Emily looks like she has a neck brace on. It's pretty funny.









12 comments:

corinnea said...

That made me laugh outloud!!! Ava, not the shower curtian. The shower curtian is great but Ava is awesome.

KD Designs said...

OMG!!! The TV's!!!!! AWESOME! I've been wondering what you were going to do with it! Love the curtain! Will look at the videos when the computer is running faster...

Katelyn R. said...

The shower curtains are cute (That seam is perfect!). But I'm with corinnea. On the second video of Ava I couldn't help but laugh very loudly.

Mary A. said...

The shower curtain looks like it came straight from Pottery Barn. It looks great!

That video was soooo cute. Nicolas and Ava are so much alike. No matter what's playing, he's singing along with it. Emily and her stiff neck was just as funny though. Those girls sure so crack me up!

insanely crafty said...

LOVE the shower curtain! All of the fabric is amazing!

Adrienne said...

I saw the shower curtain when you were working on it on Saturday, it turned out great!

And, holy cow, your girls!!! Those videos are *hilarious*! Thanks for the laugh. :)

Mary H. said...

Lol the videos are so funny!
Pretty shower curtain! So, y'alls shower curtain pole was really high too, huh? We ended up lowering ours soon after we moved in since our curtains are standard size and not extra long...don't think they quite measured everything right when they were working on these apartments, dunno though!

TheBlackForrist said...

totally laughed at Ava... she's super funny, mumbling along to the song, ahhahahaha!

perfect use for the fabric! I absolutely love it!

p.s. thanks for the "type" link

Norma's Nonsense said...

The showner curtain is very pretty, you are so clever! I think I have said that before!!! And your girls!! They are soooo cute, love hearing Ava's little voice with the song, darling...

lizy said...

Ava Cracks me up!!! She is Cute cute cute!!!! Love the video the shower curtain and the fabric you used.

Anonymous said...

I do so love it when they are at the age when they sing or dance like no one is looking! It is such a great quality and shows how much kids just love life. I wish we never lost that kind of "just live and love life" kind of attitude. Somebody needs to tell that girl she if fricken CUTE :)

Jules said...

That made me laught out loud!! So damn cute!!!!!!!

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