Last summer I was prepared to make a drawstring swimming bag from a shower curtain for my children so they could pop it in their school bag when they did swimming lessons. Summer kind of finished before I even gave it a second thought. Lucky for a recent craft retreat I went on, I was able to catch up on all my unfinished projects. I’m now prepared for this coming summer.
As luck wouldn’t have it, I tried the thrift stores for ages looking for a fabric type shower curtain but none were available. I thought I’d ‘bite the bullet’ and try one of the dollar stores and it was my lucky day as the one I wanted was reduced to $6. I’m not sure the thrift stores would’ve sold them for much cheaper.
I picked up some vinyl lettering from the stationery store and the cord was salvaged from some venetian blinds. When I took the blinds down (they were faded from the sun and not working very well), I saved the cord as that sort of thing always comes in handy for a lot of things.
How to Make It
Choose how big you want it and cut 2 rectangular shaped pieces of fabric. I took advantage of the edges that already had been finished when I was cutting. It’s just straight sewing but the good part about using shower curtain fabric is that it is waterproof. Not only will it suffice for the children to take their swimming things to school, it will help when they bring them home wet.
Shower curtain fabric is very slippery so I was lucky at the craft retreat that one of the ladies had an overlocker that I could finish the raw edges otherwise it would’ve been fiddly trying to do a zigzag stitch on the seams. It frays, a lot, so it pays to do this.
This sort of fabric is also good for making peg bags, toy storage in the bath or shower and any time you need to store wet things.
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