How to make your own roller blinds
Follow our step-by-step guide and create a design in the fabric of your choice
water-resistant fabric Chain Lift roller blind kit, £9.60 for a 105cm-wide blind, Grace Brown interiors
Measuring tape & pins Fabric scissors Sewing machine & thread washing line Blind stiffener spray, £9 for 500ml, Grace Brown interiors Masking tape
Measure and cut a piece of your chosen fabric 1cm narrower than the width of the metal roller and to the drop you require for your window, plus 3cm. Fold and pin, with the wrong sides together, a channel along the bottom of the fabric. Machine stitch in place. Hang up your fabric outside and spray the reverse with the fabric stiffener spray. Leave to dry. Once dry, take your fabric and attach the top edge to the double-sided tape on the roller bar, then secure
with masking tape. Place the bottom bar inside the channel. Roll up the blind, with the wrong side facing outwards, and push the chain mechanism into one end of the top of the roller and the pin into the other. For a more detailed guide, read the kit instructions. Fit the window brackets, then hang your blind following the instructions in the kit. Operate the blind to check that the fabric rolls up evenly and make any necessary adjustments.
Make sure your chosen blind fits the window space snugly to ensure Maximum privacy