Ruffled Shower Curtain

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Hi there! I have a fun recipe for you today. What's better than beautiful, frilly ruffles? Not much! If you're on a ruffle kick, this project is for you :) It's super simple. I hope you enjoy it!



2 Bliss Jelly Rolls
1 Bella Solid Jelly Roll, red
1 inexpensive, plain shower curtain (72" length x 70" width)



2 yd jumbo ricrac




1. Let's take a look at your shower curtain. It should measure approximately 72" long and 70" wide. Lay your curtain out flat, right side up.

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2. Draw a horizontal line right below the grommets with a pencil or marking pen. Continue to draw horizontal lines every 2" along the length of the curtain. A yardstick will come in very handy for this! You should end up with approximately 35 lines, depending on the style of your curtain.

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3. The number of horizontal lines you drew in Step 2 (mine was 35) is the total number of ruffle strips needed. Each ruffle requires 3 jelly roll strips. I sorted my Bliss jelly rolls by color and made a pile of my Bella Solid red jelly roll strips.

4. Grab 3 strips from the same color pile, trim selvages, and sew the short ends right side together to create a long strip. Press seams.

5. Using your favorite gathering method, gather each strip from Step 4 to measure the width of your shower curtain (70").


MBS Ruffled Shower Curtain

MBS Ruffled Shower Curtain

MBS Ruffled Shower Curtain

MBS Ruffled Shower Curtain

6. Repeat Steps 4-5 until you have the necessary number of ruffle strips, as determined in Step 2.

I made 10 long ruffle strips (3 jelly rolls each) with the red Bella Solid and 25 long ruffle strips with Bliss.

7. Now comes the fun part! Layout the ruffle strips to determine which order to sew them in.

8. Starting from the bottom of the curtain, line up the top edge of the ruffle strip with the horizontal line. Sew the ruffle strip in place, using a 1/4" seam allowance.

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9. Repeat the same process for each horizontal line, moving upward.


10.  The top horizontal ruffle will have an unsightly raw edge, so let's fix that! Sew your coordinating jumbo ricrac right over the raw edge.

MBS Ruffled Shower Curtain

MBS Ruffled Shower Curtain

11. Hang your sassy, ruffled shower curtain and voila!




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Jenny Garland
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45 comments:

GynnaB said...

gorgeous!

~ko said...

Love it! I was hoping to redo the bathroom while my hubby is deployed! Thanks for the inspiration!

Crafty Mama said...

Super duper cute! L♥ve it!

Wickedly Divine Creations said...

I think I just might make on of these :)

two hippos said...

fabulous!!

tarabu said...

how charming!

Admitted Fabricaholic said...

this is lovely! What a great job!

Melissa said...

This is so fun and sassy Jenny!!

CaraQuilts said...

The new bathroom is totally getting one of these!

Chris said...

That rocks! Gorgeous, thanks!

Roz said...

You can make me one for Christmas! Just kidding, but what a cute idea!!!

Kristi Kelly said...

Love, love, love this! I want to make one right now!! My girls' bathroom will look super sassy, thanks for the great tutorial!!!

Michele said...

Super cute! Will have to wait for a Jelly roll sale!!

Mariah said...

Love it Jenny! Super cute and the fabric colors are to die for!

NaomiG said...

WOW! That is too cute!

melissa said...

Hey I stumbled upon your blog and wanted to say how much I love it! Thanks for posting. I will be back for more!

Carly said...

love it but man it looks heavy

Linnelle said...

ouaaaaaaaaaah, quel travail, bravo

HoopDeeDoo said...

LOVE THIS, JENNY!!

Jenny Garland said...

Thanks, guys! I've been really happy with it. Carly, it isn't nearly as heavy as you would think, and the tiers help a lot with draping :)

Sweet Baby Jamie said...

I love this!! My bathroom doesn't take a shower curtain, but I think I'll make window curtains just like this for it!!!! Thanks for sharing

Shannon said...

What a great idea! Definately fancies up the bathroom:)

LacyHolly said...

This is great! I would totally try this if I knew my boyfriend wouldn't hate how our entire apartment would be "girly" then! Haha.c

Leana said...

I think I am in love! I can't wait to tackle this!!!!!

Jen said...

I love it. But did you have any problems sewing on the plastic curtain? That's my only concern.

Jenny Garland said...

Hey Jen! I didn't have any problem at all sewing on the shower curtain. Mine wasn't clear plastic, it was one of the cheap ($1-$3) white ones. I just used a regular sewing foot and it was a breeze.

Jenny said...

This is absolutely adorable!

L2L said...

ahhh you are my muse!!!!! I have a white shower curtain in the children's bathroom that I have been wanting to take down and replace it with a valance to go with the floor mat I made with some M.M fabric. I don't have enough to do an entire curtain but I could just cut my existing curtain to the length I want and do the ruffles just like this!!!! I was wanting a ruffled valance but didn't have the knowledge to sew it. Oh boy,I am sooo excited to finally have this project completed!!!!! Thank you thank you thank you!!!!! Seriously, I'm breaking out the fabric right now, lol!!!!!

mommy2luke2008 said...

I absolutely love this!! Thanks so much for the tutorial!! I featured it on my Friday Favorites!
http://lilbitofus.blogspot.com/2010/12/friday-favorites.html

shannabananas31 said...

Ok..this is probably a stupid question. I am NOT a seamstress. I'm hoping to have help from mom to make, but what is a jelly role???

Jenny Garland said...

Hi Shannabananas! A jelly roll is a set of about forty 2.5" strips. There are various prints from the same fabric line. You can purchase jelly rolls at your local quilt shop. Hope to help :)

Jenny

shannabananas31 said...

awww. Gotcha. My mom would have known that..should have asked. Thanks for responding...I LOVE it.

Kim Walus said...

I never got the chance to tell you how much I love this project that you designed, It's awesome and makes your bathroom look so darling. Thanks for sharing this great tutorial with us.

Isabell said...

I love it, and wish we had more than one bathroom so that my husband wouldn't get offended by all the cuteness and feminine ruffles if I made it! :)

Karmic Wolff said...

Which foot did you use on your machine to do this? Did you do just a straight stitch? LOVE IT!!!!

Jenny Garland said...

Yep - just a straight basting stitch (5.0 length on my machine). I used my quarter inch foot.

duckystuff said...

TIP: I just discovered the simplest way to mark your fabric curtain with all the never ending lines!

I just happened (by accident) to purchase a "waffled" fabric shower curtain (for really cheap at Ross). When I sat down this evening to mark my lines, I counted two inches down from my first line and there were 7 waffle squares between two inches, and all the way across there is a straight line "built-in" the fabric for you!!

I only measured ONCE, and just counted and marked the rest. I probably could have done the whole project without even marking it but...being my first one, I did a few dashes across the width of it to ensure a great turn out (or at least a strait turn out)!

Hope this helps! I CAN'T WAIT TO SEW ON THE RUFFLES!!!

Melissa said...

I love love love this Shower Curtain and the colors! I'm redoing my laundry room in the same colors!
Melissa
http://www.juiceboxdreams.com

Gracinda said...

perfeita.. muita linda mesmo!!

Flávia Grega Bordados e Arts said...

Very beauty! I love it. Here in Brazil we don't use curtain in bath, we use glass In don't know the name, but I like and will use in my bath windows. Congratulations great idea. Bless you.

Flávia Grega Bordados e Arts said...

I love it. I wil use in bath windows. Congratulations. God bless you.

Suzie V said...

I love this shower curtain - I just wondered how it washes?? Do the jelly roll strips fray if you wash them??

Jenny Garland said...

Hi Suzie! I have never washed my curtain because I also use a liner as it hangs. I would recommend spot cleaning or hamd washing to avoid any fraying. And use a cheap $1 liner! I haven't had any issues with mine.

susana said...

parabens!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

linda podemos fazer para varias

utilidades.

vou começar juntando retalhos e

depois fazer babados.kharin

Yeah baby said...

l loved the idea, but l am not making a shower curtain l will make a duvet for my daughter's room... l can t wait to start it.

Silvia