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I’ve been needing a new shower curtain for a long time, but I couldn’t find what I wanted for the price I wanted to pay. I recently updated my duvet cover for my bed, and the old cover was a Pottery Barn one that I got on eBay. I loved it, and it matches my master bath perfectly, so I decided to cut it up and turn it into my shower curtain. I can’t believe how easy it was! And cheap–total cost $0. Love that. Here’s how to take a bed sheet (or duvet cover) and make your own custom shower curtain.

Make a Shower Curtain From a Bed Sheet

Make a Shower Curtain From a Bed Sheet


  • Bed sheet or duvet cover
  • Scissors or rotary cutter and mat
  • Iron
  • Sewing machine and thread (with buttonhole stitch)


1. Lay your sheet and shower curtain out on the floor and measure your curtain shower curtain. I imagine they’re pretty standard, so you could also use my curtain’s dimensions, which are 70″ by 70″. Then add a little for the hems. I added two inches on each side, three inches on top, and eight inches on the bottom. So my dimensions for cutting the sheet were 74″ x 81″. Cut your sheet down to size.  Steps To Make a Shower Curtain From a Bed Sheet 1 Steps To Make a Shower Curtain From a Bed Sheet

2. For the bottom hem, fold bottom edge up 4 inches and iron, then over another 4 inches and iron. Stitch close to the edge of the hem to secure. For the top hem, fold over 1.5″ and iron, then another 1.5″ and iron again. Stitch close the edge of the hem to finish. Steps To Make a Shower Curtain From a Bed Sheet 3 Steps To Make a Shower Curtain From a Bed Sheet

3. Fold each side hem over 1″ and iron. Then fold over 1″ again and iron. Stitch in place close to the outer edge of the hem.  Steps To Make a Shower Curtain From a Bed Sheet

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I hemmed my top and bottom first, then hemmed the sides.  Steps To Make a Shower Curtain From a Bed Sheet 5

4. Using your current shower curtain as a guide, mark where each hole is for the shower curtain rings. If your curtain has grommets, mark the middle and then draw a 1/2″ line in the middle of the top hem. If you don’t have a curtain to use, use my curtain’s spacing: on each outer edge, mark 1″ from edge. Other marks should be 6.25″ from each other across, with a total of 13 marks. Steps To Make a Shower Curtain From a Bed Sheet 6 Steps To Make a Shower Curtain From a Bed Sheet 75. Using your sewing machine, sew a button hole on each marked line in the middle of the hem. I used a 1/2″ button in my machine’s automatic buttonhole device. Use a seam ripper to cut a hole in the middle of the buttonhole. Steps To Make a Shower Curtain From a Bed Sheet 8Insert curtain rings in each buttonhole opening to hang your curtain. Easy peasy, and made to order for much less than most cute shower curtains! Steps To Make a Shower Curtain From a Bed Sheet 9

How to Make a Shower Curtain From a Bed Sheet

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  1. when you used the sheet to make a shower curtain – did you use a Queen size sheet? ( I saw the measurements but just wondered) I like real full (and long) shower curtains and when I buy a shower curtain I always buy 2 for more fullness.

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  8. I found a beautiful cloth shower curtain that I want to use in a small office. I want to be able to open and close it easily to let sunshine in during the day. I have it on a rod with metal shower curtain rings, but I don’t like the look of the rings, although I like the ease of opening the curtain. Do you have any ideas as to what to use in place of the shower curtain rings? I thought about ribbon, but want some other ideas.


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  10. I really like this idea and the idea about the curtains. I do love my current shower curtain, is looks like the sea. Anyways, I will probably make curtains for our next house we move to soon. Thanks for all the great ideas you come up with. I also love that you put Jesus first in your life, I try my best to do the same.

  11. I use a nice shower curtain liner on the inside of the shower, so I haven’t had a problem with the sheet getting wet. It’s more to just cover up the boring liner and brighten up the room! :)

  12. Hi

    How does it go as when material gets wet it often takes a while to dry
    Wouldnt this cause a problem with a wet gross shower curtain

    The reason i ask is i love the idea but we have a daughter with Cystic Fibrosis who mould and stuff is very dangerous

    Luv Deb

  13. I did the same thing a few years back when I wanted a red & white gingham shower curtain. I used an old shower curtain for a pattern and placed them corner to corner so I only had 2 sides to hem. I put the button holes in the top of the sheet so I didn’t have to worry about how straight my hemming was. Looks great!

  14. So fun!! You can also use a cloth shower curtain to make window coverings too. I had the hardest time finding curtains to match my new comforter. Target happened to have 2 shower curtains on clearance for $5 that matched perfectly, so I cut and hemmed them to size and they look amazing!! Loved this post.

  15. Nice! The shower curtain in my bathroom is a fun patchwork pattern. If I ever decide to replace it or redo my bathroom I plan on quilting it!

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