Just like the shower curtain project, they are attached at the top with glide tracks and glide tape sewn to the top edge of the fabric.
Glide tape is flexible plastic strips with little clips every 6 inches or so:
So, I pulled out the fabric and got to work. The curtains were simple to design, just rectangles with hemmed edges. I just copied the original beige curtain measurements. Actually, I added in more yardage width wise so it hung nicer and not so stretched flat.
For attaching the glide tape: Using a zipper foot on your sewing machine, set your (hefty upholstery size) needle to a side position:
and sew along the top and bottom of the plastic glide tape strip directly onto the top inside of your fabric:
I just snapped the holders into place along the glide strips. See how the extra yardage made those pretty ruffles? (Please don't tell my hubby I said "pretty" and "ruffles" to describe Lumi our trailer in any way shape or form.)
In order for the curtains to hang nicely I pulled a 'use what you have' trick and put fishing weighs in the corners of the curtains and safety pinned them into place:
Add to that a new mattress (yeah, um, the trailer came with a 4 inch thick "mattress" to sleep on. Nope. Nada. Not happening. We spend A LOT of time camping.) and new bedding and the master bedroom area is looking very nice! Ahhh, it felt good to see nice fun colors and have the trailer looking more like us!
And if "by us" that means a wild and crazy mix that happens to blend, then YES, it looks more like us :)
Reminder of what this space looked like: Bedroom and side curtains BEFORE:
And now: Bedroom and side curtains after!
Next will be the last post in this series: the Bunk Beds! Oooh my FAVE part of this project!
Amanda - Vintage Dutch Girl
Check out all the posts from this Travel Trailer Makeover Series!
- Part 2: The "before I tore everything apart" Tour
- Part 3: Bright Bold and Beautiful Fabrics
- Part 4: Wallpaper removal, A Dismantled Trailer and New Side Curtains
- Part 5: Cornici Recoving!
- Part 6: Dinette Cushions Madeover!
- Part 7: Couch Slipcover
- Part 8: Master Bedroom and Privacy Curtains
- Part 9: Bunk Beds and Windows