My 9.00 Ruffle Shower Curtain

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.  :)



  1. Oh my!! I LOVE it!!! So cute! Can't wait to see it. Not too expensive either. What a fun project.

  2. oh wow! i absolutely LOVE it!! it's perfect Tam! i'm so proud of you :)
    i think i need to make one too. but alas i am not a good seamtress at all. maybe i'll buy the sheets for now & get the courage someday ;)

  3. p.s. i put a link to this on my blog, hope that's ok :)

  4. I have been eyeballing that shower curtain at Anthropologie for a while now, so this is totally amazing for 9 bucks!!! I am not much of a seamstress, but I think I may need to try to be for this one....thanks for the tutorial.

    Have a great day!



  5. Love this~I reposted on my blog. You are amazing!!You did an awesome job!

  6. I have been wanting to recreate this shower curtain but I had no idea where to start. Thank you so much for pointing me in the right directions. I only hope my shower curtain looks as good as yours!

  7. Hello,

    Really these shower curtain are looking very stylish and colourful and gorgeous. I love it. Thanks for your comments.

    Linen Shower Curtain

  8. Very Cute!!!! Would like these for my daughters closet. He bi-fold door kept breaking so I hung Curtains, but this would be much cuter.!
    (Now I just need to learn to sew.)

  9. Your shower curtain looks nice! Here, I discovered that bright colors like mint green and sky blue can be a great combination. Your curtain reminds me of my best friend, by the way. I remembered that she has a dress that looks like this one. ;) She'll definitely make a laugh about it once she sees it.

    Yon Vann