My name is Tami and I am a Ruffle-aholic. There I said it. And why would I not have Ruffles in my bathroom? I made this Ruffle Shower Curtain the other day after thinking about it for a long time. It was a lot of work, but really cheap. This is how I made it....
I bought three twin flat sheets at Walmart. They were only $3 a piece. I bought two to cut up and one to sew the ruffles onto. You could also repurpose some sheets you already have.
Then I cut out 11 ruffles 9.5 inches wide out of the sheets lengthwise. (You could make more or less ruffles). First, I ironed each strip. I can hear my husband laughing as he reads this. (I really hate ironing). Then I hemmed the bottom of each ruffle strip. I didn't even have to hem the sides because the sheet was already hemmed. No need to hem the top because you will be sewing it onto the base sheet anyway. Then I gathered each strip and sewed the ruffles onto the base sheet.
My base sheet was just one plain twin flat sheet that I had taken about 4 inches off of at the bottom. Other than that I did not alter it at all. It just depends how long you want it to be, but width wise it was already perfect for my shower. After I made all the ruffles and sewed them on, I made 12 button holes at the top. That was it.
These sell for about $118 at Anthropologie. So, $9 and some hard work isn't too shabby.
Disclaimer: I am in no way a great seamstress. I know my ruffles are not perfect and I'm sure there are better ways to make this with interfacing and all that jazz, but this is what worked for me. :)