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How To Fix A Shower Curtain That Is Too Short

This guide on how to fix a shower curtain that is too short will solve an annoying problem so you can decorate your bathroom.

Do you ever have one those days when you’re out and about thrifting and you come across that PERFECT find?! It’s just what you are looking for. The price is even better. Well, I had one of those days a few months ago. I found a brand new macrame fringe shower curtain for our farmhouse master bathroom for $7.99. I was so excited!

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When I started decorating the bathroom, I was bursting at the seams with excitement to see how the boho style shower curtain looked. I unpacked it, washed it, ironed it, hung it…..and then this happened.

Wondering how to fix a shower curtain that's too short? Here's how to lengthen a shower curtain to floor length in a few easy steps.

The excitement came to a shrieking halt.

Aren’t all shower curtains the same height? Should I have measured this? What am I going to do?

Side note….no, shower curtains are NOT all the same height. The standard shower curtain size is about 70-72 inches wide and 70-72 inches tall.  However, if you have the stall type shower like I do, you need something in this 78” range. Read more about shower curtain measurements here. 

Also, I had purchased an extra long shower liner, so I wasn’t too worried about water going under the shower curtain. I was just trying to make it look better instead of having that big ugly gap at the bottom.

Rather than starting all over, I was determined to make this adorable little shower curtain work. So I went back to the drawing board.

Until one day I was wondering down the walls of JoAnn’s and saw this an entire section of their store dedicated to long trim. This was over in the ribbon section. I spotted some boho looking white fringe trim that would fit right in with my boho shower curtain.

I knew I wanted to add about 5-6 inches of trim to the shower curtain. The trim was perfect. This was one of the longest fringe trim options they had.

Of course, if you were trying to fix a shower curtain that is too short, you could sew it on….but I wanted to keep this whole hack to fix a shower curtain that is too short totally NO SEW. Because that’s my jam.

Enter this amazing no sew transfer tape. It was so simple to use!

Heat n Bond iron-on adhesive is a great tool to help lengthen a shower curtain that's too short in a pinch.

How to Lengthen a Shower Curtain that’s Too Short (Using No-Sew Transfer Tape)

Here’s the quick gist of how to use this transfer tape and trim to fix a shower curtain that is too short.

1. Apply transfer tape to fabric

Supplies needed to lengthen a shower curtain - a piece of macramé tasseled lace (that matches my shower curtain) and no-sew transfer tape.

Transfer tape has one side that is shiny. This is the tape. Place the shiny side face down on the fabric. I wanted to add the trim to the back side of the shower curtain, so I placed the tape on the back.

2. Activate the transfer tape with an iron

Place the transfer tape sticky-side down on the fabric you'll use to lengthen the shower curtain, then use an iron to activate the adhesive.

Next, iron it until the tape fuses with the fabric. The box said about 15 seconds, but I found that something in the 30 second range was working better for me. This probably depends on the heat on your iron (I had mine set a medium) and your fabric.

3. Peel off the transfer tape backing

Peeling the protective backing off the no-sew adhesive tape that's been attached to a piece of fabric.

Once the no sew transfer tape has fused with the fabric of the shower curtain, you can peel off the paper backing on the tape.

4. Adjust the tape, make sure it’s just right!

Heat transfer adhesive tape is attached to the seam of this boho style fringe fabric, which will help lengthen a shower curtain that's too short.

Lay your trim over the top of the tape and adjust to make sure it’s straight all the way across.

5. Iron the fabric for 30 seconds

Run an iron over the fabric trim to ensure the adhesive tape is fully fused to the fabric.

Next, just run your iron over the top of the trim. This fuses the tape and the trim now. 🙂 Again, I think I did about 30 seconds on this.

6. Secure the adhesive tape with a needle and thread

Use a needle and thread to secure the adhesive tape to the fabric trim.

To finish it off, I quickly sewed up the edges to make sure it was nice and secure.

A look at the finished product - a white macramé shower curtain lengthened to the right length with fringe fabric.

It was just the perfect length after I added the trim to the bottom of the shower curtain to make it longer.

A look at the fringe fabric I added to the bottom of this white fabric shower curtain to lengthen it.

I am sooooo glad that I didn’t have to get rid of the boho shower curtain of perfection. Wouldn’t that have been a bummer?!

A close up look at the fine macramé details on the shower curtain in our bathroom.

Wondering how to fix a shower curtain that's too short? Here's a quick and easy way to add length to a shower curtain that falls a little too short.

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The video of our shiplap wall and floating shelves in our farmhouse master bathroom literally went VIRAL. It was even shared by BHG, Jordin Sparks and Scott Dudick.  It’s been so cool to see something that we did get noticed by SO many people. If you are not one of the 20,000,000 people that saw this on Hometalk’s Facebook page, here’s a little time lapse version of our farmhouse bathroom transformation!


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How to Fix a Shower Curtain That's Too Short

How to Fix a Shower Curtain That's Too Short

Active Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

Wondering how to lengthen a shower curtain? Here's a quick fix for a shower curtain that's just a little too short!

Instructions

    1. Apply transfer tape to fabric

    2. Activate the transfer tape with an iron (about 30 seconds)

    3. Peel off the transfer tape backing

    4. Adjust the tape, make sure it's just right!

    5. Iron the fabric for 30 more seconds to full fuse the tape

    6. Secure the adhesive tape with a needle and thread

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