Gray dog sitting at an RV dinette with sharpie shiplap walls in the background
Gray dog sitting at an RV dinette with sharpie shiplap walls in the background
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How to Make RV DIY Curtains

Window Treatments
RV Interior
Skill Level

One of the first RV renovations that people want to do is to upgrade their RV window treatments. Take down those dusty, dated fabric valences and install your own trendy roll up curtains. Here we explain how to make RV DIY curtains.

How to Make DIY RV Curtains

Follow these easy step-by-step instructions to make your own roll-up curtains! The average cost per curtain comes out to just $15. That’s a huge saving for your RV renovation, plus they are lightweight and fashionable.

Find the Dimensions for Your DIY Curtains

Before you get too carried away, here are some tips for finding the proper dimensions for your new roll-up curtains.

Curtain Panel

  1. Measure the RV window width and height from the outside of the trim
  2. Cut the material to size
    • Width: Window width + 4″
    • Height: Window height + 7″
  3. Sewed material
    • Width: Window width + 2″
    • Height: Window height + 5″Sewed material


  1. Cut the strap material 9″ long
  2. Fold each end over 1″ with a lobster clasp and D-ring


  1. Cut the dowel 4″ longer than the sewed material width


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