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Color-Block Shower Curtain

Color blocking isn't just for shift dresses or paintings anymore. This spectacular linen shower curtain is made by stitching together three fabrics in rich tones; ours is an extra-long 106-inch curtain, but the same look could be achieved with the average 72-inch curtain.

Photography: Lucas Allen

Source: Martha Stewart





  • Measuring tape

  • 3 colors of linen fabric

  • Basic sewing supplies

  • Grommet kit


  1. Measure from the shower rod to the floor to establish what your finished curtain length will be. The top panel will be 6/10 and the middle and bottom panels will each be 2/10 of the total measurement. (For example, for a shower curtain measuring 100 inches, the top panel would be 60 inches, the middle panel 20 inches, and the bottom panel 20 inches. You will need to make two panels to achieve the look.

  2. When measuring your fabric, add 1 inch to all panels for side seams. Add 1 inch total to the measurement of the height of the middle panel for seaming it to the top and bottom panel. Add 2 inches for the hem of the bottom panel, plus 1/2 inch for the seaming to the middle panel. Add 4 1/2 inches to the top part of the top panel, plus 1/2 inches for the seaming to the middle panel.

  3. Sew all panels to each other with 1/2-inch seam allowance. Along both sides, fold 1/2 inch, fold again 1/2 inch. Stitch. For the bottom hem, fold over 1/2 inch and fold again another 1 1/2 inches and stitch. For the top panel, fold over 1/2 inch, then 4 inches, and stitch.

  4. Install grommets on top panel of curtain approximately 1 1/2 inches from the top and 8 inches to 10 inches apart (or match it to your curtain liner).

  5. Repeat for second panel.

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