Feeling a little crafty? Why not have a go at your own project and make your own Roman Blinds at home? You may already have some fabric laying around that you love and have been meaning to make into a beautiful, unique, blind for your home, but just need a few pointers on how to do it, so below is your very own how to guide.
You Will Need:
- Good quality fabric
- Fabric scissors
- Tape measure and ruler
- Cord Tape
- 2XL Baton
- Bind cord and rings
- Velcro Tape
- Pencil and paper
- Sewing Machine
Tips Before You Begin:
Always make sure everything is straight and square
Measure twice – once you’ve cut there’s no going back
Check that everything is the right length and that you have enough of each thing you need
When ironing, make sure it’s not too hot as you don’t want the fabric sizes to change
Make sure the top and bottom of the pieces of fabric you are going to join are always straight
How to Guide:
- Decide whether you want a recessed blind to fit inside your window frame or one that will sit on top of the window or in front of the window.
- Measure up your window – length and width and jot it down
- Iron your fabric until it’s completely smooth
- Measure and cut fabric to the required size – remember to leave around 5cm extra for the hem or even more so a mistake is easier to undo without having to start over
- Fold in the hem and pin the seams along the line you want to sew – make sure it’s completely straight
- Stick the Velcro tape to the seam along the top of your blind and trim off the excess Velcro tape
- Sew the edges of your fabric to secure the hems and Velcro
- Remove the pins from the seams and stitch the Velcro again so it’s held firmly in place
- Using your pencil and ruler divide the blind vertically into 3 separate sections
- Sew your cord tape onto the 3 lines you’ve just divided out
- Sew your cord rings onto the cord tape – one on each end and the others 30cm apart
- Push the rods through the tape
- Run the blind cord through the cord rings from the top down the sides and through to the bottom.
- Attach the blind cord to the first cord by tying it in a knot. Keep repeating this step until all the cord rings are the same.
- Attach the hard part of the self-adhesive Velcro to the baton
- Match up the Velcro and now you should have a blind that hangs from the baton!
- Hang your blind up and enjoy!
If you get stuck or can’t find the time and energy to complete the project, or it just seems to be taking you forever and you just want a blind that can hang in your window, there is a range of companies that provide Roman blinds in Perth, such as Westral who specialise in custom made blinds, window shutters and much more.