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Made to measure roman blinds

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betty17betty Tue 02-Feb-16 16:50:31

I am looking to get a roman blind made for our bedroom and many places seem to do them now (Laura Ashley, Next, Dunelm, blinds2go). I think I've spent too long researching and I'm unsure where to go. Does anyone have any recommendations on where to go and where not to go (e.g. High Street stores or online)?

Fluffy40 Tue 02-Feb-16 16:57:27

I've used Tuiss a few times, probably not the cheapest but the quality is great. Speedy delivery too.

Tammy2 Wed 03-Feb-16 08:13:18

John Lewis did mine. As always they were great. Lots of fabric to pick from.

HeyMacWey Wed 03-Feb-16 08:15:25

I've bought from Dunelm before and been happy with then.
Now I've got more time on my hands I make my own.

AlisonWunderland Wed 03-Feb-16 08:19:27

Don't go to laura Ashley.
Their made to measure blinds are overpriced and poor quality with loads of visible machine stitching.
I make blinds and they charged a customer of mine the same for one blind (which was rubbish) as I charged her for 2 the same size, interlined and handsewn

HeyMacWey Wed 03-Feb-16 10:45:36

The Dunelm mill one do have some visible stitching too but only at the bottom. They also use rod tape rather than making for pockets in the lining so not such a neat look from outside the window.

I agree with Alison. My hand made ones have a much better finish as completely you can't see the stitches. If you're on a budget it's worth seeing if you can find someone to make them for you.

lozengeoflove Thu 04-Feb-16 23:17:00

Looking into this at the moment. The Natural Curtain Company looks fab. Have ordered some fabric samples today.

IloveCheese11 Sat 06-Feb-16 19:28:30

I have a recommendation I originally found on an old mumsnet thread from a few years back. Alison Campbell Creations www.campbellcreations.co.uk/

You can get the material from them or supply your own (we did). The cost was significantly cheaper (including the postage) than the other options we looked at, and the quality is really good. We had quite a large roman blind - about 250cm, and we went for the chain mechanism which goes up and down as easy as a roller blind.

SquidgeyMidgey Mon 15-Feb-16 07:28:56

Tuiss made mine and they're brilliant, I intend to get more from them. They are slightly dearer than, say, Dunelm but they use a better raising mechanism- it's a side chain similar to a roller blind rather than mucking about with strings and trying to kept it straight. I have 3 windows in my sitting room and had a Scion fabric which totalled about £240 from Tuiss, a company in town quoted £820 for the exact same thing.

angelicfaces Mon 03-Apr-17 15:05:09

The Alison Campbell blackout roman blinds I ordered came with 7 ugly rows of fabric-destroying stitching ACROSS THE ENTIRE WIDTH OF THE BLINDS. The stitches not only ruin the fabric and presentation of the blinds, but they also let light in through the 'blackout blinds'.
The blackout blinds I ordered from campbellcreations.co.uk were of extremely poor workmanship quality and look like they were made by an amateur. The 5 blinds I ordered cost me nearly £1,500 in the Alison Campbell sale. I wish I had never come across cambellcreations.co.uk - ever. I have attached a picture of one of the blinds showing the 7 ugly rows of stitching. I hope this review helps.

MercyMyJewels Tue 04-Apr-17 11:41:14

Do you have local interior design shops that will make them for you? They usually have a wide range of fabrics to choose from. Prices similar to John Lewis (where I live anyway). Plus they can advise you

Karcheer Wed 05-Apr-17 20:59:53

I've used Campbell creations a number of times and very happy with them.

llangennith Wed 05-Apr-17 21:07:44

I'd love to make my own Roman blinds and I'm pretty good at sewing and DIY. Anybody know a good tutorial?

BarchesterFlowers Wed 05-Apr-17 21:12:41

llangennith - I have had this book for a lot of years - it is just being relaunched.

It will teach you how to make roman blinds amongst many other things.

www.amazon.co.uk/Encyclopaedia-Curtains-Youll-About-Making/dp/0953526763/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1491423071&sr=8-1&keywords=encyclopedia+of+curtains&tag=mumsnetforum-21

llangennith Thu 06-Apr-17 22:28:00

Barchester thank you.

mineallmine Sat 08-Apr-17 08:45:17

Also there a lots of tutorials on YouTube.

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