DIY Numbered Shower Curtain

by Thistlewood
3 Materials
2 Hours

I am always trying to find budget ideas and projects to update my home. This is an easy idea to update a shower curtain without spending a lot of money. You can sew this project, but I also have a no-sew idea for you.

Want to make your own DIY numbered shower curtain?

Simply follow the step by step instructions below.

Gather supplies

Before you start this project, you want to make sure you have all the supplies you need. You may have many of these supplies around the house. Here's the list of supplies that you need:

Red Cotton fabric from Wal-mart (the thicker the better)


White Shower Curtain



Print out numbers

Print out two large numbers on your computer in Ariel Bold. Choose the two numbers that you want to add to your shower curtain.

These numbers were printed at 700 x.

After you print out the numbers, you want to cut them out with scissors. This is your template.

Trace the numbers

Take your 700x Bold Ariel Font numbers and trace them with a sharpie.


Because if you trace them frontwards, the sharpie line will show.

Lightly trace around the backwards number with a sharpie.

Cut out the numbers

Cut out the numbers. They don't have to be perfectly cut. We are going to fray the edges to make them feel a little more vintage.

Next, you'll want to then pin them onto the white shower curtain.

I pinned them diagonally to create the impression that they were a sail off a sailboat.

Stitch the numbers

Then, stitch a one-inch border on the numbers in contrasting thread.

Instead of adding a hem, I decided to fray the edges of the numbers slightly.

Here's a no-sew option if you aren't a sewer. Use fabric glue to glue the numbers onto the shower curtain. Then draw in the stitches with a fine-tipped white sharpie.

That's it.

Your shower curtain is ready to hang up in your bathroom.

I added nickel-plated shower curtain rings to mimic the look of sailboat riggings.

Here's one more look at the difference a little DIY can make on a white shower curtain like this.

This is the before.

Plain and boring.

Here's the after.

And now?

This shower curtain has tons of personality.

If you squint, you might even believe you were sailing the seven seas.

If you have any questions about this project, be sure and leave them in the comments below.

If you like this project, here are a few others you might enjoy.

Drop Cloth Curtains

You can also see a fun video on my YouTube channel:

How to Make a Drop Cloth Hydrangea Pillow

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