We did have enough scrap screen material to make one window screen for the front of the Prairie Schooner. The DIY Mosquito Window Screen project has one seam down it, but it was a “quick and easy” that I could squeeze in before the sewing machine was taken to storage. Had I thought about the front windows earlier, I am pretty sure we would have had enough scrap to cover both front windows!

This is the scrap from the DIY Mosquito Screen Doors project.

In the same method as the doors:

  1. I magnet’d the scraps in place, and pinned them together.
  2. Sewed the seam together.
  3. Put the Frankenstein screen up over the window hole, magnet’d it in place.
  4. Pinned on the sew-on Velcro where it best fit the window frame.
  5. Sewed on the black Velcro to the screen material. Stuck the white, stick-on Velcro to the black.
  6. Re-positioned the screen-and-Velcro sandwich over the window frame and when I was pleased with the placement…
  7. Removed the backing from the adhesive of the white Velcro.
  8. Press the adhesive firmly in place.
  9. Allow to set for a couple days to fully adhere.

NOTE:  Pay close attention to where the rubber door gaskets seal against the door frame and door. There are two gaskets to finagle between to retain your water tight seal and airtight (ever had a whistling door at 50 MPH?) seal on the doors.

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2 thoughts on “DIY Mosquito Window Screen”

  1. What a great job you did on that. It will certainly help on air flow when there is a breeze at a location. The velcro, is the way to go!

    1. Just sitting in the driveway, it is making a many degree difference!

      We have had an unusually hot period for San Antonio, with temps breaking 100 quite often. (Normally, we benefit from the Gulf Breeze and rarely break 100 each Summer!) The interior of the van is hitting 105-107 on those days! Eeeeek!

      Being able to open the front passenger window brings the temp back down to whatever the ambient air temperature is outside the van, reducing that “greenhouse effect” that builds up in a closed vehicle.

      I have to ask myself, “Why are we launching our adventure in late-July or August?” giggle, snort

      Always great to see you, Ron! I cannot wait for some free time so I can catch back up on your posts. Soon, soon… 🙂

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