How to create magnetic curtains for your campervans

We are often asked by many of our customers how they can stop light seepage from curtains, and this question also echoes with our campervan and caravan customers. We recently heard from one of our customers, Chirpy, who definitely has a passion for life and for his campervans! He emailed us some great photos with a lovely message that made us all smile!   

Chirpy was originally working on some campervan curtains for one of his client’s campervan, but due to lockdown he had to put the project on hold. So, Chirpy decided to make some for his own campervan. Light seepage is a common problem in camper vans because you live and sleep in them, so you want to be able to let the light in whilst being able to block it out as you please. Fortunately, most campervans are made from ferrous material, making magnets the perfect tool for holding curtains into place.

Below is an image of his campervan curtains:

As you can see the curtains are various shapes, sizes and materials, meaning the weight of the curtains may vary. Chirpy purchased 1 pack of our 25 x 8 x 2mm thick N35 Neodymium Magnet and 2 packs of our 10 x 10 x 3mm thick N42 Neodymium Magnets.

He advised he simply sewed and glued the magnets into the binding of the curtains. After creating curtains for his client, he said it was easier to make his own as he has an idea of how many magnets were needed and where they needed to be placed. View the final results here:

As you can see by the pictures the magnets securely hold the curtains in place, whilst creating a sealant-like effect around the window to stop the light from seeping through.


QUICK TIP:

If you struggle with light seepage with your normal curtains, then why not try our sew in magnets?
Simply sew them into your set of curtains ensuring they line up when the curtains are drawn and they will join your curtains together, stopping the light from seeping through. You can learn more from our how to guide here.


As you can see there are various way’s to stop light from seeping into your camervans and rooms. We would like to wish Chirpy all the best and to thank him for sending over his pictures! If still have a query about using magnets with curtains? Please contact our experts on 0845 519 4701 or email sales@magnetexpert.com.

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