It is important for each of us to reduce waste and conserve environmental resources. Many products are sold to be disposable and require replacement when they get worn out. This puts a drain in the environment and adds extra waste to our landfills. One area where we can be eco-friendly is in the bathroom by creating a shower curtain liner from repurposed materials.
You Will Need:
- Existing shower curtain
- Sewing machine
Step 1: Clean the repurposed material before reusing it. This will also allow you to identify stains, defects, or other items that might make the material less than ideal for use as a liner.
Step 2: Lay out the liner on top of the shower curtain being used. Line up the liner’s edges to match those of the shower curtain. Allow one inch for hemming and mark overhanging sections with sewing pins. These will eventually be cut off.
Step 3: Keeping the liner on the shower curtain, mark the holes for the shower curtain hooks. There should be a minimum of 12 holes.
Step 4: Use scissors to cut the liner along the line indicating excess material. Cut a straight line so an even hem will result.
Step 5: Hem the edges of the liner by folding the material ½-inch and then pinning it in place. Use the sewing machine to sew the hem using a double stitch. Remove the sewing pins as you sew.
Step 6: Using the grommet kit, punch holes where the shower curtain hooks will go. This will secure a grommet on each hole.
Step 7: You can either hang the liner on the existing shower curtain rod or hand it from a new rod. Using a new rod means you can clean the liner without removing the shower curtain. Use shower curtain hooks secured through the grommets to hang the liner from the rod.