How to Make Curtains for an RV

Vacation in style.
Vacation in style.
Curtains provide shade, privacy and style. Your RV's decor is not complete without curtains that match the interior. You could have specially designed curtains, made to fit your RV windows, or you could make your own using a fabric that compliments your decor.


Difficulty: Easy
Things You'll Need:
  • Tape measure Measurments of RV window Curtain rods to hang finished curtains
  • Tape measure
  • Measurments of RV window
  • Curtain rods to hang finished curtains
Step 1

Use the measurements of the window to determine the size to cut your fabric. Double the number of the width and add four inches to the height to get the size that the fabric should be. Say your window is 20 x 15 inches. Cut your fabric to be 40 x 19 inches. Once the fabric is cut to size, fold it in half horizontally. Fold the width of the curtain in half. Cut at the center line to make two pieces of fabric.

Step 2

Lay the fabric face down. Fold the bottom edge up a half an inch. Pin using common pins. Sew using your sewing machine or a needle and thread. Stitch twice for added durability. Do the same for each side, but not for the top.

Step 3

Fold the top down a quarter inch, pin and sew. This creates a finished edge that will not unravel for the pocket. The pocket is what the curtain rod will slip through when you hang the curtains. Fold the top down again by 1 1/2 inches. Pin and sew at the edge of the fabric that was folded down. This will create a pocket. Stitch twice for strength.

Step 4

Look at the curtain. When you look at the pattern side of the curtain, you will see that all of the stitch marks are hidden, visible only on the back side. The seams are strong and secure, even and neat. The edges are hemmed and won't unravel.

Step 5

Hang the curtains using the curtain rod. Arrange the curtains making sure they are straight and the each panel take only half of the widow. Scrunch evenly on the rod to create a natural pleated look. Enjoy your curtains. Make more for the other windows by following the same steps.

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