Happy Wednesday!! So back when there was still snow on the ground, I bought this King size sheet set from Walmart for $9.
Nine dollars people! Sure, we're not talking luxury linens here, but it is a whole lotta fabric for nine bucks. I did what anyone would do...I made a simple ruffle shower curtain and a valance for our bathroom. I couldn't have bought a shower curtain and valance at Walmart for $9 let alone have tons of fabric left over for all sorts of random projects.
This project could.not.be.easier. The only thing easier is buying a ready made curtain.
Step 1 - wrestle with your existing shower hooks and take down your current shower curtain
Step 2 - use your existing shower curtain as a template and cut out your new curtain. I used the top of the sheet (wide edge) as the top of the shower curtain for a little extra stability. I wanted to add a ruffle to the bottom, so measured up 4 inches to compensate for the new ruffle. And add 1/2 inch to the non-finished side to allow for the hem.
Step 3 - Cut the ruffle piece. Since the shower curtain used only about 3/4 of the sheet width, I just used the very bottom 3 1/2 inches (bonus, the hem is already finished)
Step 4 - Finish the cut edge. Fold...fold...pin...sew straight line
Step 5 - Ruffle and pin. I used a running stitch to lightly ruffle my strip. While pinning, I pinned both ends down and worked toward the middle to keep my ruffliness even.
Step 6 - Cut and finish holes for the shower hooks. I used my old shower curtain to mark the holes. I didn't take a picture of this step because I intend to add grommets, but I didn't have any in my stash....so, I just poked some holes for today ;)
I love how it brightens my little bathroom right up :)
Oh, and that valance...I used one of the pillow cases and just folded over an edge for my curtain rod. Stitched it up and called it done.