Sliding curtain panels are such a popular curtain trend today. I first noticed sliding curtain panels at my local Ikea.
Basically sliding curtain panels are a column of fabric that hangs straight down from a curtain rod system. Think of a door that hangs straight down from the ceiling and slides back and forth.
Most sliding curtain panels are hung from curtain hardware that attached to your ceiling. This simple curtain panel is also a great way to create affordable room dividers in a loft.
These simple sliding curtain panels are a great way to block out light in a room that has floor to ceiling windows, gets just too much light, or a room you simply need to black out.
To Make Your Own Sliding Curtain Panels From Canvas You Will Need:
36 to 44 inch wide canvas by the yard
Grommets or track curtain clips
No Sew or sewing machine
So the first step is to measure how tall you need your sliding curtain panels to be. Add on an inch or two so you have room to hem.
If you want to create custom sliding curtain panels that can also double as a mosaic or simply have an image on them you have a few options.
If you buy a pre primed canvas piece by the yard you can paint right onto it. These curtain panels will always be hanging flat, they do not fold or pull back like traditional curtains, so they are a great way to create contemporary look on your windows.
If you are using a natural unprimed canvas you can paint on it with fabric paint. You can also use photo transfer paper and iron on images ot the canvas to completely customize your canvas sliding curtain panels.
As you can see the options are endless for customizing your sliding fabric panels! You do not even have to use canvas.
Now, use the new sew or your swing machine to hem the top and bottom of the canvas sliding curtain panel.
Along the top it is easiest to use café curtains or those clip on track curtain clips. You can find both of these at Ikea.
Now, slide yoru curtain clips onto yoru curtain track system and you can slide the vertical panels back and forth as you want or need to blackout light.
Tip: If you can use a triple line curtain track system. This will allow you three tracks to slide your canvas curtain panels on. Ikea also sells these.
If you are using a traditional curtain rod and café clips, then buy a double curtain rod. This will also you to move your curtain panels into more positions.