Make Custom Thermal Shades for your RV or Camper

Make Custom Thermal Shades for your RV or Camper - student project

Learn how to make custom fit block out/thermal shades for your RV or Campervan that are simple but effective.

The class covers how to make no sew, block out/thermal shades for your RV or campervan using Reflectix or foiled bubblewrap, tape, magnets and a simple paper pattern to get a custom fit. This tutorial is laid out so that beginners can follow along, no sewing is required, all you need is some paper, tape, a marker pen and some scissors to get started making the custom paper pattern to make a thermal block out shade for your RV or Campervan.

By the end of this class you will be able to make a custom fit thermal/block out shade for your RV or campervan from start to finish. You will be guided through making a custom paper pattern, using it to make your thermal block out shade from Reflectix foiled bubblewrap and adding magnets and optional edging to keep them in place.  Once you have made your custom thermal/blockout shade, be sure to share a photo in the Class Project Gallery.

 

Supplies needed:

  • Reflectix or foiled bubblewrap (or a shop bought foiled sunshade to customise)
  • Duct tape or Reflectix/aluminium foil tape or similar
  • newspaper or other large paper
  • tape
  • scissors
  • marker pen (sharpie or similar)
  • Tape measure

Optional

  • magnets (neodymium or normal)
  • glue/glue gun 
  • Non-woven weedmat or black fabric
  • fabric

This class is geared to beginners, no prior knowledge or experience is required.

 

Class outline link 

 

 

Linzi Douglas
Lifelong learner, campervan converter