Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Shower Curtain 'Runner'

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We have a cowboy theme going through most of our house, so when I see cowboy fabrics, I usually buy some knowing I can find a use for it somewhere!  I've been in a house sprucing/cleaning/decorating kick the last week or so (which you'll soon see when I post about my new sewing room!).  Since this is fabric I've really been wanting to use, and the bathroom needed a pop, I went for it.  Wow, it made a huge difference!  Now I think I'll need to get some different color towels to finish the look.

Before adding the runner
runner for the shower curtain to decorate it
After adding the runner
close up of the cowboy fabric for the shower curtain runner
Close up of the fabric
To make this: cut a strip of your favorite coordinating fabric.  Seam it together, if necessary, to make it long enough. Starch and press.  Overlap the sides a bit to make sure it's long enough once you have stitched it on.  Press a 1/4" seam on the top and bottom of the strip.  Lay it on the shower curtain, make sure it's straight.  Find spots where you can stitch throughout to keep it tacked down in various places.  Once all stitching has been done inside, trim the left and right edges and press a 1/2" hem to the sides of the shower curtain.  Pin, then sew the top and bottom edge finishing with each side.  You may want to periodically smooth out and re-pin the runner as you go through the steps so you don't get any puckering.  Hope this made sense, let me know if you need any clarification.  :)


  1. Tina! This is "sew" cool! You are so talented. It's looks awesome. Nice work.

    1. Awww, thank you Yvette - for reading, and for the nice comments! :)