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Make A Simple Shower Curtain From A Sheet

Make A Simple Shower Curtain From A Sheet

Sometimes small, inexpensive decor is all it takes to perk up a room. Using a sheet for a shower curtain has long been a decorating secret, especially in coordinated master baths. With organic full size sheets, you can create a personalized shower curtain and liner for your earth-friendly home.

Why use organic sheets?
Organic bedding and bath products naturally help alleviate symptoms from allergies, chemical sensitivities and skin problems. Often organic products adhere to high eco-standards in regards to shipping, waste management, energy conservation, and the impact on the lives of the workers and animals.

Why use a PVC-free liner?
You know that new shower liner smell? The smell that is emitted comes from PVC. Poly Vinyl Chloride (PVC) shower curtains are incredibly eco-unfriendly for two main reasons: The plastic breaks down with hormone-disrupting phthalates, and the chlorine creates dioxin, a carcinogenic chemical that is formed during its creation and destruction. For more on PVC shower curtains check out this post.

How to turn a Sheet into a Shower Curtain


One (for curtain) or two (for liner) full size sheets – I love Amy Butler’s organic sheets
One or two curtain rods

What to do:

1. The sheet is already hemmed. Many sheets have a decorative, wide hem at the top. Open the seam on either side of the sheet to create a pocket for your shower curtain rod.

2. Thread the sheet through the rod. If you decide to make a liner using the same method, you will need a separate rod for your shower curtain liner.

Note: Depending upon how long you want your shower curtain, you may need to hem the bottom.

Here are more creative DIY curtain and curtain rod ideas.

Photo Credit: Bedding Style

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Ronnie Citron-Fink

Ronnie Citron-Fink is a writer, editor and educator. She has written hundreds of articles about sustainable living, the environment, design, and family life for websites, books and magazines. Ronnie is the creator of Econesting, and the managing editor of Moms Clean Air Force. Ronnie was named one of the Top Ten Living Green Experts by Yahoo. Ronnie lives in New York with her family.


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8:47PM PST on Jan 7, 2013

Won't it just get extremely wet? Stuff doesn't usually dry very well in bathrooms so won't the curtain stay wet and start getting moldy/mildew at some point?

7:49AM PDT on Sep 1, 2012


8:21AM PDT on Jul 31, 2012

Interesting but a sheet is still a sheet-even the lovely decorative ones with ferns and other scenic vistas and there are times when the water goes right through it-any way to waterproof a sheet without PVCs?

4:53PM PDT on Jul 10, 2012

Thank you for sharing.

1:01PM PDT on Jun 4, 2012

Thanks for the article.

6:14AM PDT on Jun 4, 2012

great idea

2:53AM PDT on Mar 27, 2012

Thanks for the information.

5:42PM PDT on Jul 24, 2011

Useful idea, thanks.

9:23PM PDT on Jul 19, 2011

I agree with @Jane R. If you are trying to save money on a shower curtain by buying a sheet, you're going have to buy a very ugly close out one. If you buy a cute sheet it will be as much or more than a shower curtain. And it will still look like a sheet. At least take the time put some tape (sewing tape) at the top of the curtain. Put some ring grommets through the top. Get some shower rings and hang your shower curtain right, so it slides, not bunched up like a curtain. What's cute is to have 2 and put one on each side with a valance in the middle. Then have the one you pull in back of that one. Buying is easier. If you want to make one that is cute, at least know how to sew.

3:21AM PDT on Jul 16, 2011

Thank you

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