Hand-sewing a curtain for the bathroom, from reused fabric

Sewing without a machine

…is like artist-ing without a studio. Doable…with mild hindrances along the way.

Needed to make a new bathroom curtain. Took an afternoon and an evening to make this one. I tried to use as many no-sew methods as possible to hasten the process. Mostly this means a combination of single-stitch crocheting pieces, safety pins, and not worrying too much about it.

The reused fabric consisted of a green skull-pattern scarf that was a little faded and a lot frayed around the edges, and a too-small black lace chemise which I pulled apart and crocheted back together as rectangular panels. 

Sewing curtains interior design boondocking project

The fabric swatches below became the loops I ran the curtain rod through. 

Boondocking no sew bathroom curtain project

Pinned fabric green skull pattern

Made grey wool tassels for weighing down the curtain slightly. Used a crochet hook too because of course I did. A handy guide on how to make these tassels here! 

How to make grey wool tassles

No sew curtain tassle decoration

Hanging van bathroom curtain DIY

The tassles helped to weigh the end of the curtain down, hooray! Everything fits and works as it is supposed to. 

After the blinds broke, my partner crammed a coathanger/tshirt into the cabinet over the window…not a great addition to the look or feel of the place.

This non-matchy Cobb & Co aesthetic I have going on with the fake marble wallpaper and beige cabinet sides is so much better! 


I create a lot of smaller things without a studio at the moment. A few examples are; 

A three-part breakdown of crocheting a ukulele case: OneTwoThree

Paper marigolds for Day of the Dead 

Small notebook sketches

About kellymarietheartist

Visual artist originally from Australia, travelling the world creating crocheted wearable art and functional textile pieces. Sustainable art and slow fashion made from recycled fabrics, wools and metal. Colourful. Psychedelic. Unique.
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