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$4.47 Pin Tuck Shower Curtain

I've been looking to make a homemade shower curtain since we moved in to our new home. My former shower curtain clashes with the vintage mint green tile in the bathroom:

Then I got the West Elm catalog in the mail and saw this lovely duvet cover:
West Elm Duvet Cover
So I searched for a tutorial on how to sew this type of pin tuck. THIS TUTORIAL was awesome! I bought a plain flat sheet from Wal-Mart for $4.47 and in less than an hour turned it into this:

A feminine shower curtain that won't clash with my vintage tile. I am in love.

I finished it all up and hung it in the bathroom. That's when I realized that all those tucks had made the width shrink more than I thought they would. Dang. It's a little skimpy in size (next time I'd use a full sized sheet), but I still think it's pretty and I'm calling it "good enough."

And now I'm thinking I might make a duvet cover for my bed using the same method. I love it that much!
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  1. I have been wanting to make a dark blue duvet cover with this texture. I think I might have to try it now. :)

  2. I think it looks great! If the size issue starts to bug you, you could always add an overlapping border to frame it in and add a few inches. But again, I think it looks great.

  3. looks great! I am going to make one! west elm is one of my fave stores, even though I have never made a purchase!

  4. I made plain white curtains when we moved into our new house because I didn't want to spend a lot of money and we needed something up. I've been trying to decide what to do to dress them up long term...I think I may try this. Thanks!

  5. you should seriously consider making a second shower curtain to make the look fuller and more luxurious.

  6. If you don't like the size, you could make another one and hang it up beside it's like curtains! Love that look?!?


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