I would love to take all the credit for making our room dividers but they weren't my idea. I found a great thread on Airforums that had instructions for making the dividers.
Here's how I made our room dividers:
We purchased two sets of vertical blinds.
They come in 3 1/2'' widths. The slats were too wide for our curtain. So, I cut them (lengthwise) down to 2 1/2''. They were also too tall. I cut them to 70''.
Here's the sew-boring details:
- Cut the fabric to make a giant pillow case.
- For the front curtain: 144" tall (plus 1'' for two 1/2'' seam allowances) by 51'' wide (plus 1'' for two 1/2'' seam allowances.)
- For the back curtain: 144'' tall (plus 1'') by 42'' wide (plus 1'')
- Sew over the top edges 1/2'' inch
- Sew the fabric edges together like a giant pillowcase, right sides together.
- Turn the "pillowcase" right sides out.
- Sew a sleeve 3'' wide for each vertical slat. Front curtain will have 17 sleeves/slats. Back curtain will have 14 sleeves/slats.
I didn't want to use the traditional curtain pin hooks/drapery hooks because I was afraid they would fall out easily. Instead, I used 1'' binder rings that I picked up at the office supply store.
After I made the curtain, I made holes in every other slat to hang the curtains. I made a hole in both sides of the fabric where I attached a brass eyelet. I also made a hole in the vertical slat. (Putting a hole through the slat will help keep the curtain from sagging.) I used a nifty tool that I bought at the fabric store to punch a hole in the fabric and attach brass eyelets. I used the eyelet tool to make a hole in the slats too. (I didn't attach an eyelet but the tool made a hole just the right size.)