DIY Anthropologie Flamenco Shower Curtain in Sunshine

Best Shower Curtain Ever

I have been eyeing these from Anthropologie for years…

But I have some problems:
#1 I don’t want to spend $118.00 on a shower curtain
#2 Those colors don’t match my room

So what is a girl to do… how about make one. And I call mine “Sunshine”. Anthropologie’s Shower Curtain has ten “panels” of descending color. I could only find nine fabrics that I thought  really worked so mine has nine. Also, please don’t judge me on the TERRIBLE photos in this tutorial, my bathroom has no windows and it was a rainy day! That’s why I named her Sunshine.

What you need:
- 9 yards of solid fabric in a monochromatic color palate; light to dark
- light colored shower curtain to cover
- sewing machine
- serger (optional but makes it 10x easier)

Wash and iron all of your fabric
I am going to call each color a “panel”. So, each panel needs to be 88″ x 14″. Most fabric is either 44″ or 60″ wide. I was at Hobby Lobby and I found broadcloth in a bunch of colors that were 44″ wide. So that is why the panels are 88″ long. Cut your yards in half with the selvages on the short ends. Do this to all of the panels. (This is the longest & most boring part)
Now each panel has two sides, a top and a bottom. Serge the bottom of every panel.
Now it is time for ruffles and who doesn’t love a good ruffle? I used my serger to make them, and here were my settings, (click to make it larger). Do this to every panel. You will have to play around with your settings. The panels should now measure 71″ wide. If they are too long that is ok, you can “ruffle” them more when you sew them on to the shower curtain. If they are too short, you will have to pull the ruffle out a little.
Now we will sew the panels on to the shower curtain. You could just make one yourself out of solid fabric. The dimensions of a regular shower curtain are 71″ x 71″. Start with the very bottom panel and lay it down so that the bottom of the ruffle comes about an inch past the bottom of the shower curtain and pin it down. Sew this panel on. (These pictures make me cringe)
Now do the same with the top panel. Start the ruffle just under the holes in the shower curtain.
Now here are my lovely math skills… I’m sure there is a better way to do this but I like to eyeball. I measured from the ”sew line” of the top panel to the “sew line” of the bottom panel and cut that number in half.
For example: The distance between my two sew lines was 60″. So half of that is 30″ so I marked 30″ with a pencil on the edge of the shower curtain and that was the middle. That is where I sewed my middle panel. Be sure NOT to measure from the bottom of the ruffle and measure from the actual sew line. Also maybe number your panels in order so to not confuse them.
You will continue with this method until you have added all of the panels. So again, measure from the middle panel’s sew line to the bottom’s sew line and mark halfway then sew that panel there.
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Comments

  1. this is soooo beautiful. i love the bright yellow/orange colors. awesome job!!!

    Thanks for linking up to Your Whims Wednesday :)

  2. You did an amazing job! I have drooled over those Anthropologie shower curtains for a long time, but yours is even better. Gorgeous!

  3. that is seriously the cutest shower curtain i have ever seen! i just found your blog today and i think it is super adorable! thanks for the inspiration!

  4. you’ve got some serious talent!! This turned out beautifully…that last picture is gorgeous!!

    Thanks so much for linking to “20 Below Thursday”! :)

  5. Wow! That is just beyond cute. Great tutorial too. Thanks for sharing.

  6. Gorgeous!

  7. Yeah. I basically love this! I’ve been eyeballing the Anthropologie versions too! Now I just need to get a sewing machine! =)

  8. BEAUTIFUL!
    We are steps away (yet still far away as that is how home buying goes)from purchasing a house.
    The pro of the house we are about to purchase…..it has 2 bathrooms (aka one in need of a shower curtain….)
    ;)

  9. Holy Fabulous! This is amazing.

  10. Can I tell you, I started to make this curtain 2 months ago and though I love ruffles, I haven’t been able to sit a finish it. It’s overwhelming to me!!

    You had a serger so I guess that makes it 30 times less painful. :)

  11. awesome job! I am so impressed and I love the colors.Who wouldn’t love to see this every morning and every night. Oh my!!!!
    ladeedacreations.com

  12. Love it! I’ve been wanting to make one of those too – thanks for the inspiration!

  13. I adore this!!! Fantastic job!

  14. This is amazing…and I featured it on my blog today! Come check it out and grab a “featured” button…you deserve it! :)

    http://christinasadventures2010.blogspot.com/2011/04/sunday-features-15.html

  15. This is gorgeous, the colours you used are wonderful!

    I’m going to have to try this, your tutorial is fab, thanks for sharing!

  16. so gorgeous. This is the best thing I’ve seen all week.

    megan
    craftycpa.blogspot.com

  17. I’ve seen a few of these, but I think that yours is my favorite! I prefer it with the wider ‘panels’, I think. It looks great. I’m sure it brings way more sunshine into your bathroom than a window ever would!

  18. That came out soooo good! I love the colors so much. http://www.mylifeunzipped.blogspot.com

  19. I’ve wanted white valances like this forever! Do you ever make and sell things like this in your etsy shop?

  20. That is so pretty! And the pics are gorgeous, you crazy girl. I would feel happier every morning by walking into the bathroom and seeing this sunny shower curtain. I’d love for you to add this to the Hump Day Hoorah link party. I hope to see you there! :)

  21. THanks for linking up to Take-A-Look Tuesday at Sugar Bee Crafts – I featured you today! – Mandy, http://www.SugarBeeCrafts.com

  22. This is absolutely fabulous!!! I’ve been eyeing that same shower curtain. I’d love for you to link up to Wow Me Wednesday!

    http://polkadotsonparade.blogspot.com/2011/04/wow-me-wednesday-5.html

  23. I’ve seen this in a couple of link parties, and it’s so fabulous! Good luck with OMTWI!

  24. Oh wow! Amazing! I’d love one of those in my shower! You did a great job!

    Jill @ Creating my way to Success
    http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

  25. That’s amazing!

  26. Hi! I featured this project on my blog today!

    Making Life a Bliss

    Thanks for sharing!

  27. LOVE!! That is the happiest shower curtain I’ve ever seen. I drool over the anthropologie ones too. The yellow is fabulous.

  28. Very sunny curtains, such fun colours!

  29. This shower curtain turned out SO cute!! I love it!
    I would love for you to link up at my first linky party! :)
    {nifty thrifty sunday}
    xoxo,
    Vanessa

  30. i love this!!! I have been eyeing the Waterfall curtain forrrrevvverrrr and now you’ve made me want it again- limitless color options! loving your blog- so happy i stumbled across it! can’t wait to catch up on old posts!

  31. That is so pretty! I love how bright and cheery it is!

    Thanks for entering the Knock It Off Contest and Good Luck!

  32. I heart this!! Okay I am obsessed with it!! Thanks for auditioning for OMTWI!!

  33. wow – this is so fantastic! You rock!!! I wish I had some sewing skills so I could update my boring bathroom.

  34. Smacking myself in the forehead because it never occurred to me I could MAKE one of these! I’ve also been drooling over them for a while, and picture a huge couture skirt or something I could never wear…thanks for the tutorial and I agree with others – yours is as good if not better than Anthro!

  35. wowwwwwwwwww i just love love love it no words…

  36. Your ‘Sunshine’ curtain is FABULOUS!! And your tutorial is so easy to understand; the pictures are especially helpful to me. Thank you :D
    (found you through http://secondhandwithstyle.blogspot.com/)

  37. Already sent the link to my mom to make it for me!:) LOVE this. Thank you for sharing!

  38. This is so darn pretty…what a gorgeous color palette and of course I love the ruffles!

  39. I am featuring your shower curtain on my blog today! I am in love with it!
    Jenn
    http://www.redberrybarn.blogspot.com

  40. Beautiful! How much did this project end up costing you?

  41. Ruffles makes everything exquisite and lovely. The theme is so girly but it is okay, as much it is an artistic work. Great job!

  42. The patterns are very artistic, with such nice color combination. It makes your bathroom a regal look appearance.

  43. You did a great job!! And your tutorial is really easy to follow!

    I found you at Be Different Act Normal 1 Year Linky Party!

    Hugs ~~ Suz
    inspiringcreativeness.blogspot

  44. Wow, such pretty colors. I bet your feel so happy when you go in your bathroom! You did a wonderful job!

    I would love to have you link this up to my first link party–

    http://southernlovely.blogspot.com/2011/08/show-share-1.html

  45. Wow, did this ever turn out gorgeous or what! I’ve got it linked to my shower curtains post too today, well done!

  46. Your shower curtain turned out fabulous!! Glad to have discovered your blog!

  47. Your shower curtain turned out
    B-E-A-U-T-I-F-U-L !

  48. LOVE! beautiful

  49. do you have any for sale. I would love to have one.

  50. Love your creative idea, have you made some cards?

    Plastic Card Holders
    Plastic Card
    Scratch Cards Printing

  51. The curtain look so smart and elegant…nice fabric choice and colour…you made it easy to follow.

    Roman shades concord, ca

  52. This is beautiful!!! I love the yellow colors!!

    Molly
    Lessons with Laughter

  53. Ive been looking around for weeks! wonderful work! Love it! I dont want to spend that kind of money either. so thank you!!! :)

  54. Ive been looking around for weeks! wonderful work! Love it! I dont want to spend that kind of money either. so thank you!!! :)

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