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Terry-Cloth Curtain

Nothing looks as inviting in a cool white bathroom as plush terry-cloth towels.

Source: Martha Stewart Living, June 1999


This shower curtain is made from bath sheets stitched with a simple seam. It couldn't be easier -- the towels are just the right size for a standard tub, and they don't need to be hemmed.


  • 2 terry-cloth bath towels (about 35 by 70 inches each)

  • Sewing machine

  • Matching thread

  • 28 metal grommets

  • 14 shower hooks

  • Scissors



  • Curtain rod

  • Shower curtain liner


  1. Lay one towel on top of the other, making sure the hems and any trim match up. Stitch the two towels together along one long side, staying within the bound edge.

  2. To hang your shower curtain, lay your curtain flat with the bound edge facing downward, and cut holes for the grommets, about 4 1/4 inches apart, along the edge. The grommets should be no more than 1/2 inch from the edge.

  3. Insert the grommets through the holes you've cut, and fasten them. Hang the curtain from your curtain rod, and make sure to use a liner -- these towels shouldn't get too wet.

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