How to make your own roller blinds

Fol­low our step-by-step guide and cre­ate a de­sign in the fab­ric of your choice

Style at Home (UK) - - Do It Window Dressings -

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

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