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Old 11-24-2015, 08:13 AM   #1
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Need curtains for 16' Scamp

I have a 2001 16' Scamp, Layout 4. I really can't sew but need new curtains for my trailer. Any suggestions where I might have some made?

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Old 11-25-2015, 09:57 AM   #2
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Scamp sells them.
I made a very nice set from 6 standard size pillow cases the turned out great!

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Old 11-25-2015, 10:07 AM   #3
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Scamp sells them.
I made a very nice set from 6 standard size pillow cases the turned out great!

Any quick directions for the creatively challenged among us? Thanks.
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Old 11-25-2015, 10:30 AM   #4
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If you have a way of handing blinds there are a number of DIY methods.

All you need for a curtain is a pocket, the width of the fabric, across the top to slide the rod into. Make it a bit bigger than you think or it will not bunch up well when pulled to the side. Tab Tops can also work and you can use wide ribbon or strapping to make the tabs that you sew across the top of the curtain.

Here are a couple of links to get you started.

No-Sew DIY Curtains and Shades

How to make your own curtains: 27 brilliant DIY ideas and tutorials
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Old 11-25-2015, 10:46 AM   #5
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Sewing is not difficult, this old guy can do it.
Suggestions -- Go to a local fabric store, tell the nice lady what you want to do. They'll help you pick out fabric, suggest a sewing class and off you go.

I look at sewing like many other construction activities. You take a large piece of material (wood, fabric, metal) cut it into smaller pieces and reassemble it to make something else. Method of reassembling is irrelevant.

Curtains are probably one of the simplest constructions. Basic rules are:
Curtains are twice the width of the window.
Material is long enough to put a small hem in the bottom and a larger tube at the top.
That is all.
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Old 11-25-2015, 10:54 AM   #6
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Smile Cafe curtains

Before we had our day/night shades installed, we bought some café curtains. They are shorter (apparently 15" or 24" long) than regular ones and just about perfect for our rigs. Scroll down, they have a large selection:

Kitchen Curtains & Kitchen Window Curtains - JCPenney

You can use either the window tiers or valence sizes, whatever fits best.
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Old 11-25-2015, 10:58 AM   #7
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DONT buy Scamp curtains unless you want to reveal everything going on inside your Scamp!- unless they've changed since 2010 and I dont think they have. I had to sew Roc-Lun liner material in all my curtains. What a waste! Just get some good material and make them yourself... as Byron describes, Easy Peasy!
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Old 11-25-2015, 12:41 PM   #8
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Although these pics weren't taken to show off the curtains, you can get the idea. I just clipped one corner to slip the rod through. Sewing a pocket for the rod would help but I haven't gotten around to it hope the pic doesn't kink your neck hehe
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Old 11-25-2015, 01:41 PM   #9
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Ginny picked out some material and used the existing curtains as backing for the new curtains. . Made the curtain job easy and dobled the thickness of the curtains.
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Old 11-25-2015, 01:49 PM   #10
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Stock, cafe curtains largely fit the bill, right off the shelf, for those who don't sew or know anyone who does. We also used the original Scamp curtains as liners. Not sure what we're gonna do this go round, but although my wife is an accomplished seamstress, she sees no need to bother. Curtains like this are pretty mundane and uninteresting work for her.

She's informed me that she's gonna do JC Penny or similar. Right off the shelf. That's her plan.
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Old 11-26-2015, 04:27 PM   #11
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I used bamboo-stick placemats, and new-sew cafe rings. I also found some other woven placemats for the big window over the larger back window, using the new-sew cafe rings. Rings can be found at many fabric stores. I found mine at Hancock Fabrics in the drapery section of the store. I also used a single placemat over the door window, making a Roman shade using the shade ring strips and glue. I thought I had pictures, but only of the electric & plumbing changes. I can get photos when it is daylight, if anyone wants to see them.
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Old 11-26-2015, 04:35 PM   #12
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Sewing bottom hems & top pockets for curtains is a pretty good project for learning how to sew. I learned the same way, but the curtains were a bit bigger - 40' X 22' stage curtains made up from 84" panels. The sewing machine was an industrial Singer - scarily fast!
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Old 11-26-2015, 08:44 PM   #13
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Thanks everyone for the help. I orderd 4 sets of 60W x 24L from JC Penny. I'll use sets for front and rear and one for each side window. For the sink window and door window, I'll get some fabric tape and hem them up. Seems like what I read, the tape is really strong. I just happen to have JC Penny 60x40 curtains in the basement windows so I took a pair and tried them. They'll fit great!

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