I have made them out of bed sheets before, just opening the hem for the curtain rod. Honestly, with the price of material being so high I have given up on making curtains most of the time because I can purchase them ready made for less than I can buy the material.
However, making them is as simple as measuring the area then cutting your material to allow for a hem at the bottom and top. Decide if you want a simple pocket at the top or something that has a ruffle effect above the rod. You hem the bottom a 1/2", add curtain weights if you feel they are needed (I usually do unless cafe style), then hem the top based on your rod size. If you want the ruffle effect at the top, add the hem a suitable distance from the top that will provide the ruffle -I've done anywhere from 1/4" to 2". Hem the sides minimally. That it for a simple curtain.
Thanks for the sewing instructions, Kathy. Fabric prices being what they are today repurposing sheets sounds like a practical solution.
Purchase a second shower curtain and make your own. Or use coordinating fabric, scrap fabric or sheet. Do you sew?
Yes, I do sew and quilt as well. Sounds like on a fun journey with a story to tell after they are hung in place. Many thanks.
Kathy has given you good advice! You could possibly purchase two identical shower curtains and make your window curtain from part of the fabric of the second shower curtain. I made my own shower curtain from 60" wide fabric and placed the rod at ceiling level. I've received many compliments on it as it draws the eye up and away from the tub/shower and adds a bit of sophistication to the small bathroom.
Clever and challenging too. I had considered hanging the shower curtain higher and will definitely keep it in mind but I thought it might overwhelm the small bathroom. Maybe a smaller print will be more accommodating. Thanks for jogging my brain.
I have seen that done with Ikea curtains. They come 2 in a package and look great.
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I've gotten very good advice from caring/sharing "Ladies of the Cloth" and now think it's possible for me to cut and sew! Thanks sew much!
I've made curtains for my small bathroom, very easy. https://www.exquisitelyunremarkable.com/2017/05/cheap-and-easy-curtain-ideas.html
Hello I have seen some buy an additional shower curtain and transform that into custom matching curtains. Hope this helps.
Maybe buy an additional curtain to hang outside the existing one?