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Simple Shower Curtain

shower curtain

Fabric is from the Jack and Jenny collection by Laurie Wisbrun for Robert Kaufman Fabrics.


This project is so (sew!) simple you simply must give it a try. Then when your friends ask where you bought your one-of-a-kind shower curtain, you can say, “I made it myself!” I chose this novelty print of wellie-wearing donkeys for my shower curtain because it seemed to me like the donkeys were outfitted for just such an occasion. 




  • 4-5/8 yards donkey print for the curtain
  • One package curtain rings with attached hanger clips
  • Purchased waterproof shower curtain liner


Finished curtain: 72" square


Yardages and cutting instructions are based on 42" of usable fabric width.

Measurements include 1/4" seam allowances. Sew with right sides together unless otherwise stated.


Cut Fabrics:

From the donkey print, cut:

  • 2—391/2x81" rectangles


Assemble the Shower Curtain:

1. Using a 1/2" seam allowance and with right sides together, sew the rectangles along a pair of long edges to make a 77×81" pieced rectangle. Zigzag-stitch the seam allowances to prevent fraying. Press the seam in one direction.

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2. With wrong side inside, fold a long edge over 1-1/2"; press. 

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3. Fold the same long edge over another 1-1/2"; press again.

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4. Topstitch (sew a straight line) along the first folded edge to hem. 

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5. Repeat steps 2, 3, and 4 on the remaining long edge and the top edge of the pieced rectangle.

6. With wrong side inside, fold bottom edge over 3"; press. Fold same edge over another 3"; press again. Topstitch just inside the first folded edge to hem as you did before.

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7. Reinforce top and bottom corners by stitching an X in each corner to complete your shower curtain. 

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8. To hang your shower curtain, slide curtain rings on shower rod and clip curtain and waterproof liner together.