Friday, October 28, 2011

No Sew Shower Curtain

Have you heard of Chrissy over at Boerman Ramblings?  If you haven't, you should check her out.  I totally stole her idea was so inspired by her No sew Ruffle Flower Embelishment that I decided to put it on my shower curtain.  Yeah, Hubby the Great isn't too fond of the frilly shower curtain, but I'm lovin' it :o)

I have never owned a ruffler foot for my sewing machine.  I have always wanted one, but never found a project that justified buying one.  This was no exception.  I wanted some frills, but not enough to spend $30 on them.  When I came across Chrissy's site, I knew I had struck gold.  Endless possibilities folks, endless possibilities. 

I searched and searched for a gold and gray shower curtain... Nothing reasonable popped up, so I settled for a solid white one.  (Got it at Home Depot for dirt cheap)  It worked for a little while, but I wanted to make it a little interesting.

Hence...



I started by cutting my fabric into 2 inch strips.  I wanted the edges to be a little raggy so I didn't sew the sides at all (besides, it's a no sew shower curtain right?)


I went with fabric glue because hot glue is a pretty high risk factor for me :o)  This stuff works wonderful!


I measured a line across the shower curtain and then traced a bowl where I wanted my flower.

I laid a small line (a few inches) of glue down and then scrunched up the fabric to create a ruffle.  I held it until it set (maybe 30 seconds) and then repeated the process.


It created a nice little ruffle that is surprisingly strong.


When I got to the circle, I did the same thing around the it.  When I got all the way around, I just rotated in a little bit and went around again.  Chrissy can tell you way better than me... go here.


Imagine the possibilities :o)





2 things I notice in this picture...
1. I should have ironed the shower curtain
2. I'm almost out of toilet paper

The best part about this project... FREE and EASY!  I did this project in about 45 minutes with a sick child laying on my knee.  Just a keep-my-hands-busy project :o)

That's my favorite kind!

Happy Friday!

-Katie

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30 comments:

  1. It looks really nice! You might have some people wanting yellow tile in their bathrooms now. lol

    Stephanie

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  2. What a fantastic way to dress up a plain Jane shower curtain. I'm a HUGE Fabri-tac fan, but never thought of ruffling with it. What a great idea!

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  3. First, I just want to thank you for following my blog. Always great to make new friends, so I am now following you!

    That shower curtain turned out really cute. I do have a ruffler attachment that I've had for over 20 years. I purchased mine because I owned and operated a sewing workroom & that was the era of ruffles, double ruffles & triple ruffles. No, I am not kidding! I'm glad those days are behind me....lol!
    :) CAS

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  4. So beautiful! And no sew? I love it!

    Bekah
    If Work Permits

    p.s. loving your blog- following!

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  5. This is an awesome idea. I have ruffled fabric without a ruffle foot. Wish I had one too. I wonder if the glue will hold even with shower steam. Our bathroom does not have a vent fan and it gets steamy. Not sure if it would all start to fall down.

    Your curtain looks wonderful and it's not too many ruffles. Although can a girl have too many ruffles?

    Ruth

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  6. Katie,
    That is just too cute! I could never do that flower though! Ha!
    Hope your baby is doing better.

    ♥charlotte

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  7. Hi Katie,
    My name is Audrey at eleganteconomies.blogspot.com. New follower...love your shower curtain.
    Blessings, Audrey

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  8. I love this! So simple, but the ruffles and color combo make it absolutely beautiful. Makes me want to run to Home Depot! :)

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  9. I love it! And no sew is my language! Great color choices too...very trendy!

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  10. What a simple fix to a plain shower curtain and it's adorable!

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  11. Ohh I love this! I am NO seamstress.. so this would be perfect for me. Love the tutorial..Thanks so much for sharing with the Pink Hippo party..can't wait to see what you share next!
    I am your newest follower ..and I hope you stop by and enter my current 500 follower giveaway @ http://pinkapotamus.blogspot.com/2011/10/cherished-bliss-giveaway.html

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  12. Great way to 'ruffle'!! and the curtain looks great with the embellishement!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a great week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success
    http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

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  13. Katie, I'm delighted to have you join me but the reason I've joined you is, I've read your whole blog. I love it all! ~ Maureen

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  14. I love the shower curtain! I also am really impressed that you didn't spend any money..... wow! Way to work with that yellow tile...
    Also, thanks for stopping by and for your sweet comments!
    Theresa

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  15. what a great idea! I love it and the results are beautiful!

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  16. That looks great --- the ruffle is just the right touch. Thank you for sharing!

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  17. This shower curtain is adorable! I'd love it if you linked it up to my #7 Link Party going on at Project Queen! I'm a new follower.
    www.projectqueen.org

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  18. I LOVE this! Great way to dress up a plain white curtain! Thanks for linking with Sugar & Spice. I featured you on my Facebook page today. ;)

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  19. What a great touch! im loving this idea!

    Julianne
    www.sewfantastic.blogspot.com

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  20. thanks so much for linking back to me! and I love the curtain I am jealous and I am so glad you "stole" my idea you rock!

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  21. I love what a huge impact this simple change makes! It's so cute!! I featured you today!!

    http://craptastickatie.blogspot.com/2011/11/five-feature-friday-16.html

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  22. Great idea and two comments about the tp and ironing were great!

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  23. It's beautiful! Great tips! :)

    Roeshel

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  24. Katie, this shower curtain turned out so cute! I love the whole no sew thing & I really love the flower... hmmm... something in this house is about to get one of those! ;)

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  25. Featuring YOU today over on my blog! :) You were one of my favorites at last week's {wow me} wednesday party. :) Thank YOU for sharing!

    Ginger @ gingersnapcrafts.com

    http://www.gingersnapcrafts.com/2011/11/take-look-at-you-my-favorites_10.html

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  26. How's it holdin' up? I'm always afraid to do no-sew!

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