Anthro Inspired Ruffle Shower Curtain Tutorial

*This tutorial was made by Kate @ see kate sew for her win in the Dollar Store Find challenge*



do YOU need a ruffle shower curtain too? I promise you’ll feel awesome every time you see it.

All you’ll need is 5 cheapo vinyl shower curtains and your sewing machine.


To get started, unfold your shower curtain and then refold it into eighths by folding it in half the longwise a few times. This will just make it easier to cut into strips.

Cut 4 of the shower curtains into 10 inch strips. You’ll need two strips for each ruffle. So you need 16 strips total. You won’t need all of the last curtain. (You can adjust the length by adding more strips, though!)


To make each ruffle, pin and sew 2 strips together. Then run a basting stitch across the top of the strip.


Pull to gather the vinyl. Repeat for each ruffle.

Then, unwrap your fifth shower curtain and lay it out. Pin on one ruffle at a time. To make it the right size, pin the two edges of the ruffle to the edges of the shower curtain and space the ruffle to fit. I started from the bottom and worked up, but it doesn’t really matter. Each ruffle overlaps the others just a little bit. The bottom ruffle should hang over 5-6 inches to make up for the length you’ll take from the top when you finish it.

Repeat until your curtain is covered!


To make the top look nice, bring the top edge of the shower curtain down, creating a fold in your fabric behind the shower curtain.


Pin it in place and topstitch. You’ll have a little extra bulk there, but your shower ring holes will be functional. Can you see the fold behind the holes?

That’s it! Now you have some luscious ruffles! mm hmm. And if you’re like me, your life can never be too ruffly!


A few more tips:
-It’s easy to pin through vinyl but it will leave a little hole, so don’t go too pin-crazy
-Be careful when pulling your baste stitch. If you are too harsh with the vinyl it will tear! Eek.
-The cheap nature of these shower curtains makes for light and flowy looking ruffles!




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