A standard shower curtain is 72 inches by 72 inches, with a few small variations. If you would like to cut a shower curtain to match a narrower shower stall, then you might actually have to add cloth for it; shower stall sizes fluctuate, with average lengths measuring 84 or 96 inches. A very simple method to personalize a re-purposed curtain is to put in a panel of contrasting material at the bottom. This preserves the grommets on peak of the curtain for attaching it to a pole and lets you organize the “brand new” shower stall curtain with your decor.

Measure the present shower curtain and the shower stall opening to ascertain the length and width of the new curtain. It could help to hang the aged curtain in the stall curtain pole to see exactly where you will add or subtract material.

Mark the curtain around the inside or “wrong” side with a fabric marker, leaving an extra inch to turn under for a hem on the side and the bottom. Hem both cut edges — side and bottom — if you aren’t adding additional fabric. Leave them raw for now if you’re lengthening the curtain with a new panel across the bottom.

Cut a panel of material to contrast or complement the cut curtain; a good color is clean and crisp, while a floral or figured pattern may pick up themes in the Perfect designer bathroom suites Milwaukee decor. With right sides together, stitch together the bottom of the curtain and the new panel. Then open the seam flat and stitch along every side, about 1/4-inch in the seam. Trim the excess material.

Hem the cut side of the curtain, cutting on the seam marginally as you bend it under so the side hem won’t bump in there. Double-check your measurements, mark the bottom hem, trim excess fabric and then hem the bottom of the curtain. Hang the recycled, customized shower curtain at the stall.

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