We’ve updated this post! If you want to see more information about our camper curtains and valances, please see part two of our camper curtain post, which you can find HERE.
When we first got our pop up camper, it was definitely showing its age. I don’t believe the old curtains had ever been removed, and thus had never been washed. Since I was having to make the curtains from scratch, I decided to make a few changes. Coleman Pop Up Parts has a great selection of curtain accessories. If you are short on sliders, Coleman c-clips may be the answer.
How do you hang curtains on a pop up camper?
Cut one piece of new curtain fabric and one piece of blackout fabric, right sides together, and sew them around the edges with a 1/2 inch seam allowance, leaving a six-inch section open at the bottom. Turn the fabric right sides out through the opening, push out the corners, and stitch it closed.
How many yards of fabric do I need for a pop up camper curtain?
Let’s start with the curtains. Curtain fabric can be expensive, so I bought 15 yards of cotton duck cloth fabric to make my panels. It’s a heavy fabric that does a great job of insulating the camper.
How do you clean curtains on a pop up camper?
I machine washed them on gentle in cold water with Woolite and Clorox II, then hung them to dry; it didn’t get all of the stains out, but it did fade them considerably; it did not damage the plastic tabs, but I did have to rehem a couple of them.
How do you fix a pop up canvas?
Measure the tear, hole, or rotted out area and cut a piece of canvas from the patching kit that is similar to the original color of canvas and one inch larger all the way around than the problem area. Apply canvas adhesive from the patching kit to the inside of the camper and coat the area.
How do you clean the canvas on a pop up camper?
Mix a bucket full of two parts water and one part vinegar, then scrub the mildew off the canvas with a scrub brush dipped in the vinegar solution. Let the canvas dry in the sun without rinsing off the vinegar.
Can you dye RV curtains?
In addition to RV carpet, RV upholstery such as sofas, chairs, drapes, and other window treatments can be dyed to a wide range of colors to suit your preferences.
What kind of fabric should I use for camper curtains?
Because an RV is less climate-controlled than a house and your curtains will bleach faster than home curtains, we recommend using synthetic fibers for RV curtains. Choose a long-lasting, performance-grade material such as polyester, polypropylene, or acrylic when making RV draperies.
How do you blackout curtains in an RV?
- Repeat Steps 1u20133 for each window.
- Spread out your lovely roll of patterned fabric.
- Coat the silver side of the window shade in Adhesive Spray.
- Apply maximum strength duct tape around the edges of the window shade, hot-dog-style, to secure fabric.
How do you sew lined drapery panels?
- Measure the length of the curtain and lining panels from the floor to the desired height of the curtain rod.
- Fold and Press Hem. Place fabric on ironing board wrong-side-up.
- Insert Weights and Sew Hem.
- Hem Lining.
How long should tabs be on tab top curtains?
You’ll need a strip that’s three and a half inches wide and long enough to make all of your tabs, which will be eight inches long and spaced every six inches along the top of the curtain. Multiply the number of tabs by eight to figure out how long the tab piece should be.