Create a Ribbon-Embellished Shower Curtain

Add a pop of color to any plain white shower curtain with fabric ribbon.

White Shower Curtain with Blue Border

White Shower Curtain with Blue Border

Materials Needed:

  • fabric ribbon
  • plain, white shower curtain
  • ink pen
  • drafting triangle
  • measuring tape or ruler
  • scissors
  • washable fabric glue

Measure and Pin

Using a measuring tape or ruler, measure 8 inches in around the entire outside edge of the shower curtain; mark each of the measurements with pins. Mark all the corners and a few spots in between all the corners so the ribbon will be 8 inches from the edge of the curtain all the way around.

Measure Border for Embellished Shower Curtain

Measure Border for Embellished Shower Curtain

Draw an Angle

To create clean, mitered edges on the ribbon, use a drafting triangle to draw a 45-degree angled line across the end of it.

Draw Angle on Ribbon for Embellishment

Draw Angle on Ribbon for Embellishment

Cut the Ribbon

Carefully cut on the inside of the line to prevent ink from showing once it's attached to the shower curtain.

Cut Ribbon for Embellished Shower Curtain

Cut Ribbon for Embellished Shower Curtain

Pin the Mitered Edge

Use a pin to temporarily hold the mitered edge of the ribbon in place.

Pin Ribbon to Shower Curtain

Pin Ribbon to Shower Curtain

Miter the Opposite End

Roll out enough ribbon to reach the next corner. Use the triangle and ink pen to draw a diagonal line across the ribbon. This miter should be drawn in the opposite direction from the last one so it fits with the next length of ribbon.

Tip: Refer to the mitered corners of a picture frame or window trim to determine which direction the miters should go.

Angled Guide on Ribbon Embellishment

Angled Guide on Ribbon Embellishment

Cut the Ribbon

Cut on the inside of the line again so the ink doesn't show on the shower curtain.

Cut Ribbon for Shower Curtain Embellishment

Cut Ribbon for Shower Curtain Embellishment

Glue the Ribbon

Squeeze a heavy amount of washable fabric glue onto the bottom side of the ribbon.

Glue for Shower Curtain Embellishments

Glue for Shower Curtain Embellishments

Position the Ribbon

Press the ribbon into place and apply pressure until it's completely dry.

Tip: When the glue appears to be dry, gently tug on the ribbon to make sure it's holding well. If not, lift up any loose edges and apply more fabric glue as needed.

Align Shower Curtain Embellishment

Align Shower Curtain Embellishment

Glue the Ribbon Down

Squeeze more fabric glue onto the entire bottom edge of the ribbon and press it into place every few inches. Check to make sure it remains 8 inches from the edge of the shower curtain at all times.

Repeat steps 2-9 to create the remaining three sides of the ribbon border. Use as much glue as necessary to make sure all mitered edges of the ribbon are securely glued down.

Shower Curtain Embellishment

Shower Curtain Embellishment

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