No-Sew Privacy Curtains

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Our trailer has built-in Venetian blinds on the windows and while these block the sun and offer some privacy during the day, after nightfall, anyone who walks by can easily see around the edges of the blinds and into the fully-lit living space. This was unacceptable and I had to figure out a remedy.

I wanted something easy to launder and easy to make, so I went to JoAnn’s and wandered up and down their fleece aisle, pulling several bolts out for comparison. I finally settled on a really cute scattered owl pattern. (And also bought several yards of a very cool-looking tye-dye pattern – no idea what I will make with it but I had to have it. My sister crafters will understand.)

The nice thing about fleece is that it washes up well and doesn’t ravel, so I didn’t have to worry about hemming it at all. I just measured the windows, cut the fabric to fit, then cut holes across one long edge to tie it to the curtain rod with strips of the same fabric.

When I got to the kitchen window, I realized that it didn’t have curtain rods, but a wooden box flush with the bottom of the cabinet. My husband put cup hooks across the top for me, and I didn’t have to worry about cutting the extra strips, just little holes to hang it from the hooks.

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I’m very pleased with the result, and Hubby had to agree that the little owls are pretty cute.


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