Ask Sara question: This question comes from a very stylishly, frugal friend. Bridget asks, “What do you suggest for a shower curtain that lasts? Do you use a cloth one so it can be washed? I despise the plastic ones that you have to throw away after a while!”
For shower curtains, I use both a fabric cover and a plastic shower curtain liner, from Ikea. Ikea’s are BPA free. They’re inexpensive and if sprayed after a shower with white vinegar, they stay clean longer. I like to keep a spray bottle filled with white vinegar in the bathroom for a daily cleaner.
For the fabric covers, measure and sew to the size of the plastic liner. Most fabrics are 45” wide so take into account that you’ll need to piece together a seam to make the curtain wide enough to accommodate the standard size of the shower curtain liner. Our bathroom has double sides of shower curtain, since it’s an old claw-foot tub.
For holes at top, where the clips get placed through plastic and curtain, you can do either button holes or grommets. Flat sheets make an inexpensive and simple shower curtain cover. Larger size flat sheets will mean no piecing together of the curtain.
Keep your old shower curtains around for other projects. They can be used as drop cloths for painting projects. They can also be used underneath a small tent while camping. We’ve also used several to protect firewood from getting wet. The “Robot Man” fabric is in our basement bathroom. It’s my favorite fabric!
What have you used your old shower for around your home?