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curtains into Roman Blinds - is this possible?

(7 Posts)
MrsGrowbag Sat 30-Mar-13 10:39:36

I don't know if this is a possibility, but I need some Roman blinds for my dining room, and can't find a fabric I like. However, I have seen some ready-made curtains in a fabric I like. The shop doesn't sell the fabric separately, only as ready made curtains. Is it possible to buy the curtains and then take them to someone who makes blinds and have them turned into blinds? The curtains are a good price, it's just that I really want blinds not curtains. Has anyone done this, or know if it can be done?

Furball Sat 30-Mar-13 17:14:00

I did this as we have 2 really large windows which we wanted roman blinds for.

I bought a pack of lined curtains the right size although, I was going to be using them horizontly rather than vertical.

luckily I have a friend who was capable, but yes she turned them into roman blinds and very nice they are too!

KLou111 Sat 30-Mar-13 17:44:25

Yes, I did this. We have wide French doors with a wide window either side, and 3 windows in our kitchen. I ordered the curtains, they arrived with a small fault, they sent me more and let me keep the originals so I made 3 roman blinds. Really easy smile

KLou111 Sat 30-Mar-13 17:46:17

I bought the curtains for our doors so they were big enough to make 3 blinds, I've got fabric left for cushions too smile

MildredH Thu 04-Apr-13 12:03:24

Roman blinds are relatively easy to make yourself. Just need a sewing machine and kit ( John Lewis do them).

Basically lots of straight lines so not a thrilling project but so satisfying when done..

I made one for my living room last year and have had fabric for dining room one ready for months.. Planning to try and get started this week inspired by the new sewing prog on bbc!

Good luck

MrsGrowbag Thu 04-Apr-13 18:11:07

thanks for all the suggestions. MildredH, I think you must be much more practical than me - I've never used a sewing machine, let alone owned one, so I think making my own will be a step too far! but there is a lady in the village who does curtain alterations so I will go and have a chat with her.

Mum2Fergus Thu 04-Apr-13 18:51:50

I plan on doing this for bedroom where I need 2 new blinds...using pair of curtains that match colour scheme and buying kits. Cheaper than new, and using curtains will (should!) save me money.

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