Shower Curtain Made From a Bedspread

Posted by on May 6, 2014 in bathroom, sewing | 14 comments

Do you have one of those items that you just can’t pass up at a yard sale?

Even if you already have 10 of them that you don’t know what to do with?

You see it…and it tugs at your heart…and the next thing you know you have purchased another one.

For me…it’s vintage linens.

I currently have 5 beautiful old bedspreads that I had no idea what to do with…

…until today. 🙂

So here is how to make a shower curtain from a bedspread.

Make a Shower Curtain from Vintage Linens

How to Make a Shower Curtain


Vintage Bedspread

Small Vintage Linens

Extra Large Eyelets

Extra Large Eyelet Tool



Sewing Machine

How to Make a Shower Curtain

Lay the shower curtain liner on top of the bedspread.

Cut the bedspread  1/2″ wider than the sides and 1″ wider than the top.

I used the edge of the bedspread for the bottom.

How to Make a Shower Curtain

Fold over 1/2″ on the sides and sew down.

Fold over 1″ on the top and sew down.

How to Make a Shower Curtain

Use the shower curtain to mark where the eyelets should go.

How to Make a Shower Curtain

Cut small squares of white fleece and cut a small hole in the middle.

How to Make a Shower Curtain

Cut a small hole everywhere you marked with the Sharpie.

Insert the end of the eyelet through the bedspread and the fleece.

How to Make a Shower Curtain

Follow the directions on the package of how to line up the eyelet tool.


I did the hammering on my deck.

How to Make a Shower Curtain

And this is what the finished eyelet will look like!

Vintage Linen Shower Curtain

I went back to my stack of vintage linens and found some that I liked.

I tied yarn through the last eyelet on each side of the shower curtain.

I folded the linens over the yarn and held them in place with clothespins.

Vintage Shower Curtain

And this tiny bathroom is almost finished!

Make a Shower Curtain from Vintage Linens

Thank goodness I didn’t pass this bedspread up!

Now what to do with those 4 other ones…

Life to the full!


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  1. Love this idea – and I just saw a pretty pastel one at a yard sale this past Saturday. CUTE!

  2. I LOVE IT Melissa!! Can’t wait to see the full reveal of this room!

  3. that could not be cuter, I love it!!

  4. Beautiful! It looks fantastic!

  5. This is so adorable!!! I love vintage linens too, especially chenille. I currently have three curtains in my home that are vintage chenille bedspreads! I folded over the tops so they’d be the right drop, the fringe is hanging at the front. Then I used clip rings to hang them. You can see a pair of them in my Master Bedroom makeover here…
    Have a great day!!

  6. So cute!!

  7. i love it!! i think you should make the others into shower curtains and sell them!! the curtains at the store are so expensive and lack personality most of the time

  8. I too am a fan of the Martha Washington spreads and I take off the fringe, them make beautiful pillows. I sometimes add fringe on 2 sides or make rag roses in them. I have sold them in my booth at the Knitting Mill in Chattanooga. Next time your down our way, stop in at the Knitting Mill, it is a very neat place!

  9. gorgeous xx

  10. Wonderful idea…i am going to use the idea for one of my spreads…..thanking you!!

  11. Your new shower curtain is the tops, so cute and inventive, leave it to you. And the banner with vintage linens, perfect. I should make a banner for shower curtain in our guest bath. (don’t have shower curtain in master, just a glass door, small shower stall.
    I love that bedspread, had one just like it, used to use on bed in KY in Summer, don’t know what happened to it, doggone it anyway. Love look of white on bed in summer.
    I Have yet to see a chenille spread like that here anywhere. The vintage/antique stores I went to in Smiths Grove, KY (not far from Bowling Green had them, one store especially. Did you get your spread at thrift store? I’ll have to go haunt our thrift stores. Had same shower curtain up in guest bath since we moved in, too long ago, lol.
    I was going thru some of older posts I’d missed, found this one.
    I have to delete a bunch of really old emails from last year in pc. I keep getting a message DNR error. Do you know what that means? Whatever it is is really messing me up. Get message at end when I’m turning pc off that there’s no more room. Been trying to clean this thing out. PC gal was supposed to clean out bunch of old stuff but didn’t. If you know or know where I could find out please let me know.
    Hope all is well with you and yours. Will your hubs be home for Father’s Day? Hope so.

  12. Do you believe I could make button holes, rather than grommets?

    • I think button holes would work great! I’m just better with grommets! Ha!

  13. What size bedspread was used?


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