How to Make a CUTE Ruffled Drape & Shower Curtain

$8
2 Hours
Medium
Here’s how to make a Ruffled Drape or Shower Curtain!! You can do it!!
I recently gave our Laundry Room a makeover and looked into buying a ruffled drape or shower curtain for this area and then decided to make a cute one for it. I had been searching online and found Pottery Barn’s beautiful white one for $69 and did find a cute one at Walmart in white for $23.95 too. Then I looked through my fabric stash and always loved these ticking stripe fabrics and knew they would be perfect in my vintage inspired laundry room. Both were sheets I bought a while back for $4 each and I still have lots left over. I spent $8 max on this drape, so that’s a great buy to me. It was pretty easy but just took a little time. I have to say I LOVE how it turned out and feel so happy every time I walk into the Laundry Room. Here's what you need: 1. Fabric – I used white for my backing (my draped needed to be 51″ x 52″ so I cut it approx. 53″ x 56″, and two ticking stripes for the ruffles I cut 4 pieces each 9″ wide by 100″). I like my ruffles to be double the size so they are nice and full. 2. Sewing machine, scissors and thread. I then laid my white fabric on the table and with a pencil and ruler or board drew my lines of where I wanted my ruffles. This is the most important and or time consuming part of the project…lol…but makes the sewing part go much faster and easier to line up. It reminded me of when I painted stripes on Drapes too. I knew I wanted my ruffles about 7.5″ long. Keep in mind the ruffles were about 8.5″ wide when finished but you need some overlap – one ruffled overlapping another. I started at the top, measured down from where I would hem the fabric and then drew faint pencil lines every 7.5″. Then I hemmed the ruffles, each about 1/4″ around the 3 edges. Then press all your hems well. Then put a gather stitch across the top of each ruffle. Begin sewing each ruffle onto your pencil lines on your drape right sides down or wrong sides up. This is so you can flip the ruffles over and not see the raw edges as well as make your ruffles look fuller and fluffier too. At the top you would either have a rod pocket with your 1 or 2″ hem or you could add buttonholes for a shower curtain. Since mine was going in our laundry room my husband used the staple gun to attach it under our cabinets. I LOVE the way it turned out and am really pleased. I just love ruffles, don’t you??? Thank you so much for stopping by and have a great day, Lisa.

ConcordCottage.com with Lisa Walsh Huff Kroll
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