Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Sailboat Shower curtain and towels tutorial



The shower curtain and towel tutorial!

As a warning, there are not very many pictures of the process, but there really doesn't need to be.


Gather your stuff:

I purchased a plain white shower curtain (on sale too) from Target
5 towels
material for the boat:
3/4 yard for the sail's
1/3 yard for the boat
the green I used for the pole and flag I already had, but I'd guess 1/4 yard would be enough.
brown and cream felt (the .25 squares of felt)
wonder-under
coordinating thread (match it as close as you can to your fabric!)

First off.... I found a picture of a sailboat online that I liked I took the pictures that I copied from my computer, brought it to a local copy store and had them copy it onto transperency paper.

I then took the transperency to the library and used the projector to enlarge the image onto the wall.

I traced the image directly onto the back of my fabric, which I had previously added wonder-under onto the back side.

I have no clue who 'Joshua' is in the sailboat picture...remember I chose this picture from something online ;-)



Cut out boat pattern and iron onto shower curtain....take note of the order you add the elements....Pole first, then the boat and sails. I found it easier to lay all the pieces out n the shower curtain, to make sure i liked where they all were. Then I ironed JUST the pole on. I then satin stitched the entire pole onto the shower curtain.

I then repeated the process by adding the boat. Ironing and satin stitching around the entire boat (remember to switch the thread colors as you go so that it matches. I kept white in the bobbin, so that it would be white on the back side like the shower curtain.

Repeat again for the sails of the shower curtain.

Finally I added the port holes on the boat. I simply traced two circles that were the sized I wanted for port holes.




....of course this little logo had to go on the back side of the shower curtain.




The towels:





I had enough scraps with wonder-under still on them to make the towels. I just drew out a simple fish. Cut out the fabric into the fish shape, ironed them onto the towels and then satin stitched them onto the towels.

If you haven't used wonder-under....it is a MUST for this project. It sticks one material onto another so that you can easily stitch around it. I would NEVER recommend doing this without the wonder under.

The shower curtain and the towels were all sewn in one morning. I had prepped the pattern the night before. So a really simple project that could be done in one day!



Here is the link to the original post about the shower curtain and towels.

linked up at my backyard eden, and one pretty thing

Backyard eden also put this as a featured project! Thanks
Make it Yours @ My Backyard Eden


Love,

15 comments:

  1. Thanks for the great tutorial!!

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  2. So cute! I think my machine would laugh out loud at me if I tried to stitch anything as thick as a towel!

    Great job and tutorial. Soooo cute!

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  3. This turned out SO darling!! I am super impressed. I never thought to make my own shower curtain before. Fabulous!

    Alison
    http://oopsey-daisy.blogspot.com/

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  4. Adorable! Looks like your little pirates like it too!

    Thanks for linking up to Make it Yours Day at My Backyard Eden!

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  5. Great tutorial! The day I have a bathroom for my kids, I will just make my own shower curtain. Cute idea! Thanks!

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  6. I LOVE how the set turned out!!! My boys love pirate stuff too, and the blue and orange is one of my favorite little boy color combos! Fantastic job!

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  7. YAY! I'm so glad you shared this tutorial! I love it! I think it is such a creative idea, I never would have thought to make a shower curtain! And it turned out so cute! Hope you don't mind if shared a link on sewwhattoday.blogspot.com on April 17!

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