Need some curtains - sew or buy?

Discussion in 'Cushion, Curtains, Carpets, Bedding, Clothing Stor' started by mpoyner, May 4, 2006.

  1. mpoyner

    mpoyner New Member

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    Hi everyone,

    My wife and I are completely new to pop-ups. We just bought an 89 Palomino Colt (picking it up this weekend) and it has no curtains.

    My wife likes to sew, so we could make them ourselves but don't know what they are supposed to be like or where to find a pattern for them. Is there somewhere online that talks about this or someone here who has done this themselves?

    Also, if we decide to buy them instead of make them, where should we look?
     
  2. scoutermom

    scoutermom New Member

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    that's a great idea to use buttons - as a sewer myself - I'd just ad that it's probably better if you get 'shank' buttons - not flat shirt buttons, or the track will break the threads and your curtains won't slide for long... shank buttons will have a plastic shank that rubs in the grooves of the track, and should wear as plong or longer than the plastic curtain tape camper manufacturer's use!


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    burno454 New Member

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    if you are making them yourself, that would be the cheapest way to do it, and if you do it yourself it doesnt really matter what they look like, as long as you like it.
     
  4. Kathleenlh

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    We purchased our first PU last fall - too late to even open up. We open it up last weekend and I decided I absolutely hated the curtains. I went to Walmart purchased some thick material and made the curtain, tie backs and even hand sewed on the clips (I used the old ones) all in 2 nights. I totally mis judged the material so I have so much I am in the process of covering the seats. I was able to get the material for $20. THat's enough to do the curtains and the cushions. I would definately make the curtains. It's just making seams...I just double folded the edges. (This also hides my terrible cut job) :)
     
  5. Bobbie Scott

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    Thanks to all of you for the ideas. I have been NEEDING to redo our curtains due to a leak. (a/c seal went bad and the winter rains really did a stain job on the powder blue curtains. I took the old ones down, washed, hung to dry. We went ahead and put them back up, tied them back so thebrown stain would not show, but, I know it is there. So I want to make new ones. had a friend went to the RV place near us, asked about the clips, but, they said most of the new Coleman/Fleetwood pups are using velcro on the new curtains. Well, we all know that velcro does NOT slide. SOOOOO, I was trying to figure something out. I LOVE the shank button idea. Gonna get material now, and give it a try. Of course I have to make bunk end curtains too. BIG job. Thanks.....

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    Rolling Ramada,

    I have seen all your photos over on Webshots and thought your mods were really great! Love the paint job on your roof!!

    Thanks for sharing them.

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