How to Make a Camper Shower Curtain

How to Make a Camper Shower CurtainCamper showers come in a variety of sizes, so a curtain from the store may not always fit quite right. If you want a custom fit for your camper shower, a few alterations should do the trick. Adjusting the size of the curtain will help it hang better in the enclosure so that no water escapes and pools on the floor, and so bathers are assured that they are covered.


Difficulty: Moderate

How to:

Things You’ll Need:
  • Basic shower curtain
  • Measuring tape
  • Scissors
  • Tape
  • Needle and thread or sewing machine
Step 1
Measure the shower enclosure to see how wide the opening is. Add four inches to the width measurement so there will be a little extra on the sides of the curtain to cover the shower fully.
Step 2
Measure the purchased shower curtain and mark the width needed. With most camper showers, the opening is smaller than in showers at home. Cut the curtain to the width needed plus an additional inch. In other words if you need 30 inches of width, cut the width to 31 inches. Select where you cut the curtain so that the holes that go on the rings are two or three inches in from the sides. You might get away with only cutting and hemming one side of the curtain if the measurements are right. You don't want to have the holes too far away from the sides of the curtain or the material past the last hole will sag or flop over.
Step 3
Fold the cut side in (wrong sides together) one quarter of an inch, and then fold that in another quarter of an inch. Use tape to hold the fold down until you sew it.
Step 4
Slip the curtain rings into the shower curtain's reinforced holes along the top, just as you would at home. Thread a tension rod through the rings, and hang it in the shower to make sure the width is adequate before sewing it. If the sides need adjusting, it is best to know before you sew the curtain. While the curtain is hanging in the shower, check the length and see whether it needs hemming as well. Shower heights vary due to the different interior heights of campers, so your camper might have a full-height shower stall or be somewhat smaller. If it needs to be hemmed, cut and fold the bottom of the curtain in the same manner as you did the sides.
Step 5
Use a needle and thread or sewing machine to sew the folds you taped down. If you are sewing by hand, sewing two parallel seams spaced an 1/8 of an inch apart will add strength to the hem.

Tips & Warnings

Use a thread color that matches the material so the seam isn't seen.

Article Written By Tara Dooley

Tara Dooley has written for various websites since 2008. She has worked as an accountant, after-school director and retail manager in various locations. Dooley holds a Bachelor of Science in business management and finance.

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