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.
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!
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