Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 10-06-2012, 07:17 PM   #1
Tenkara Fly Angler
 
Big C's Avatar
 
1975 31' Sovereign
Currently Looking...
Vernon , Texas
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 317
Images: 7
New Curtains

My wife came up with a great idea for our curtains on how to fit them to the curvature of the walls.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	DSC03251.jpg
Views:	310
Size:	352.0 KB
ID:	169663  
__________________

__________________
1975 Sovereign
"The Silver Bullet"
2013 F350 Super Duty 6.7 Liter Diesel
WBCCI #8578
Big C is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-06-2012, 07:26 PM   #2
Site Team
 
Aage's Avatar
 
1974 31' Sovereign
Ottawa , ON
Join Date: May 2008
Posts: 11,204
Images: 25
The bar? Nice! Great idea.
__________________

__________________
“Courage is being scared to death, but saddling up anyway.”
...John Wayne...........................
Aage is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-06-2012, 08:05 PM   #3
1 Rivet Member
 
joni78's Avatar
 
1975 31' Sovereign
Chillicothe , Texas
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 19
Quote:
Originally Posted by Aage View Post
The bar? Nice! Great idea.
Thank you. Yes, I was going to use the bar on the bottom with cafe rings, but the windows on the left had no room at the bottom and the curtains would have been above the window sill. Also the gap was letting light in at RV Parks and shining right in my face! :-)
__________________
joni78 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-07-2012, 07:21 PM   #4
Site Team
 
Aage's Avatar
 
1974 31' Sovereign
Ottawa , ON
Join Date: May 2008
Posts: 11,204
Images: 25
Yes, it's a neat way to do it, and will work with the curtains open as well as when they are closed. Cool!
__________________
“Courage is being scared to death, but saddling up anyway.”
...John Wayne...........................
Aage is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-07-2012, 08:35 PM   #5
1 Rivet Member
 
joni78's Avatar
 
1975 31' Sovereign
Chillicothe , Texas
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 19
True. I have opened them and there's no need for tie backs. The window locks work well for this....now that was just dumb luck. LOL
__________________
joni78 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-02-2013, 08:58 AM   #6
Rivet Master
 
rogerdodger's Avatar
 
Vintage Kin Owner
Fresno/Clovis , California
Join Date: May 2008
Posts: 685
I like it, what did you cover the bar with?
__________________
Roger
Air# 29488
rogerdodger is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-05-2013, 09:56 AM   #7
1 Rivet Member
 
joni78's Avatar
 
1975 31' Sovereign
Chillicothe , Texas
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 19
Nothing...it's just a plain black curtain rod....from Target
__________________
joni78 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-05-2013, 10:10 AM   #8
Rivet Master
 
rogerdodger's Avatar
 
Vintage Kin Owner
Fresno/Clovis , California
Join Date: May 2008
Posts: 685
Quote:
Originally Posted by joni78 View Post
Nothing...it's just a plain black curtain rod....from Target
Great idea, looks good, Thank you.
__________________
Roger
Air# 29488
rogerdodger is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-01-2013, 08:00 AM   #9
1 Rivet Member
 
1971 31' Sovereign
Hereford , Arizona
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 5
Smile

Just beginning to look a curtains for our 1971 31' Int'l. (big but fun restoration job). Think I've found the perfect solution in looking at your windows. What more can you tell me about material, hardware, difficulty in sewing (I'm challenged). We live in SE AZ, I've got about 3 months to go from bare/NO window coverings or hardware, to looking like yours. Thanks, Nancy
__________________
cnballen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-03-2013, 02:05 PM   #10
1 Rivet Member
 
joni78's Avatar
 
1975 31' Sovereign
Chillicothe , Texas
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 19
Nancy~ Very easy to sew. Just fold 5/8 inch & straight stitch all sides., (which I just folded once and basted.) I bought the slides for the original track. These have a short elastic in them. Measured spacing and basted the elastics to the wrong side of curtains. Than I Sewed 1 1/2 inch gross grain ribbon to the back side, sandwiching the elastic between it and the curtain. This added a little rigidity as well as hiding the white elastic. I did the side seams next and last, the bottom hem line. Be sure to measure the curve of the window as the length of the curtain will be an inch or so shorter after installing the bar. Or measure for bottom hem after the bar is installed & hang the curtain, may be easier.
The bar is just a cheap curtain rod from Target. The kind for the cafe rings. Place the rod between the large window and the small lower ones, so it isn't visible from outside.... I'm going to had stitch a lining on the side facing out to keep this dark color from fading, if we ever stop camping long enough!!! lol
__________________
joni78 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-06-2013, 11:46 AM   #11
1 Rivet Member
 
1971 31' Sovereign
Hereford , Arizona
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 5
re new curtain tabs

Where did you buy the new tabs & (if you don't mind) how much do they cost? I have material, someone to sew, now I get to worry about hanging them from the overhead rail. Probably need about 84 tabs, good fortune the front window still has the original hardware. Nancy
__________________
cnballen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-19-2013, 09:21 PM   #12
1 Rivet Member
 
joni78's Avatar
 
1975 31' Sovereign
Chillicothe , Texas
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 19
Nancy,
Sorry I didn't see your post sooner....Spring and we run a garden center...busy...busy...
I got our slides from Vintage Trailer Supply - parts and supplies for vintage travel trailers and campers!. Make sure which you need. Our 75 needed both the T and G slides.They are sold in 25 or 50 count bags. Can't remember, but I think they were under $10 a bag.
__________________
joni78 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-21-2013, 08:15 AM   #13
4 Rivet Member
 
2vets's Avatar
 
1960 24' Tradewind
St. Albans , Vermont
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 303
We had the same problem with the curtains swinging outwards on the bottom. We decided to glue some small rare earth magnets to the screens, and using leftover old game pieces made our own magnets. We placed the magnets on three positions on the screen to be able to keep the curtains close to the wall.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	P1040381.jpg
Views:	125
Size:	363.6 KB
ID:	186254   Click image for larger version

Name:	P1040382.jpg
Views:	120
Size:	258.4 KB
ID:	186255  

Click image for larger version

Name:	P1040391.jpg
Views:	129
Size:	286.4 KB
ID:	186256  
__________________

__________________
http://1960airstreamtradewind.blogspot.com
Love. You can learn all the math in the 'verse... but you take a boat in the air that you don't love... she'll shake you off just as sure as the turn of the worlds.
2vets is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 10:40 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.