In this instructable we will make some curtains for a camper van.

I wanted to use curtains that didnt require a rail system to support the top and bottom as this can interfere with the space inside the van. I therefore opted for some simple  curtains that are velcro-ed in place when required.

Step 1: Buy the Materials

You will need:

A van
at least 5m of velro with stick hooks and sew loops.  (~$50 in australia!)
Sewable material of your choice (we used a low weight poly cotton blend)
A sewing machine (ours was found on the side of the road).
about 2 hours per curtain (I also learnt to sew in this time)
fabric crayons
tape measure
fabric scissors

<p>I had velcro adhesive strips on my front window to hold my electronic toll paying device and eventually with the heat on the windows the velcro fell off. It may not be a problem since you'll be using the windows at night, but I'm curious if you've had any problems with the velcro not staying attached to the van walls.</p>
<p>An addendum to this comment: I suppose you could use some kind of heavy-duty glue to make it stick that is impervious to heat. Also, I meant to say &quot;curtains at night&quot; instead of &quot;windows at night&quot; above. Thanks in advance for your reply! And thanks for this instructable. My current curtains that are on a rail (84 Westy) are getting groady, but haven't wanted to go through the hassle of removing the rail to get the curtains off to wash them....</p>
<p>great ible</p><p>I was wondering how the adhesive has held up to heat?</p>
<p>Nice idea for any car.. Thank You!</p>
<p>Do you get much air through the fabrica? ie screens? Thanks for the wonderful post.</p><p>Margaret</p>
<p>Sorry Margret,</p><p>Yes there is plenty of air. The weeve is not super tight and there are gaps around the window frames. That said, I would recommend a vent from down low to allow cool air in. </p>
This is a great idea! They look really nice, too. :)
<p>Thanks Jessy. I wanted to use screw in button studs to give a cabin cruiser look but I was worried about damaging the plastic sills for resale.</p><p>http://www.ebay.com/itm/150pc-Stainless-Steel-Marine-Canvas-Fabric-Snap-Cover-Button-Socket-Kit-/360723315579</p>
Great job! Cant make it tho. As i have no gf! Lol.
<p>But you have a van? The hard part is done! You dont need to register to have a gf!</p>
<p>Shirtless at the table with a Beer sewing can it get any better than that, great job man.</p>
<p>Thanks mate!</p>
<p>Great job and very sexy girlfriend by the way, nice job on both..</p>

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