How to Make a Folding Fabric Door

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How to Make a Folding Fabric Door
Choose a fabric that is sturdy and unbroken. (store display of fabric image by Joyce Wilkes from

Folding fabric door dividers are ideal for creating privacy in an otherwise open room. Place folding fabric door dividers in dorms, office spaces or within your home. Dividers can also add a decorative touch to any room. Making your folding fabric door can save you on the cost of buying a premade model. Construction is moderate, and decoration is limited only by your imagination. Your folding fabric door will be constructed from three panels using double-action hinges.

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Things you need

  • 3 wooden screen doors
  • 2 double-action hinges
  • Phillips-head screwdriver
  • Craft paint
  • Paintbrush
  • Varnish (optional)
  • Measuring tape or ruler
  • Scissors
  • 6 yards of fabric
  • Staple gun
  • Staples

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  1. 1

    Connect your three wooden doors using the double-action hinges so that the doors are angled in a U-shaped pattern when assembled. Secure the hinges with the screws that are provided with the hinges

  2. 2

    Decorate your wooden doors with craft paint using a paintbrush or varnish the natural wood of the doors prior to applying your fabric.

  3. 3

    Measure your fabric to match the size of the centre of the door frame encasing the door. Use scissors to cut the fabric to the length and width you need.

  4. 4

    Attach the fabric to both sides of the folding door frames using the staple gun and staples. Attach the fabric to all three doors.

Tips and warnings

  • Mark your measurements on your fabric using a pencil or pen to ensure a straight cut.

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