Peg’s always looking for a new project to “…satisfy that urge to do something creative”.
Thankfully for us, one of her recent projects involved a pop up camper in need of some new cushions and curtains. She ended up redoing twelve cushions and eight curtains in total – and spent only $170 on materials.
These are the old cushions after she removed them from the camper.
And here’s what the new ones look like.
When asked if she used the old cushion covers as a pattern Peg said that,
…I normally do rip apart and use the pieces as the pattern pieces, but the old cushions were constructed in a way I was not familiar with. Instead I made them as box cushions and made my own patterns. …I also extended the zippers to make it easier to insert the wood and foam.
The brown curtains match the cushions.
Peg used the old curtains as a pattern for cutting the new material. She had to first remove the sliders that were sewn into the original curtain fabric. Then she glued command hooks to these sliders, and put them back in the plastic track above each window.
To hang the curtains, Peg had to add grommets (all 74 of them!) to the top of each curtain section. Once the grommets were in, it was simply a matter of lining up the holes with each command hook, and stringing everything back up.
The command hooks were attached (glued) to the sliders that were sewn to the old curtains, then snapped into the curtain track and the new curtains were hung on the hooks through the grommets. I’d like to take a picture for you but the camper is in storage.
I would suggest using super glue to attach them to the sliders as over time they started coming off. You can alway sew the curtain panels to the sliders which is how ours were done originally. The hook works fine with the grommets.