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Has anyone made a Roman blind and can give me some tips?!

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Holidayshopping Tue 05-Feb-19 17:28:32

It’s for a small (60cm) window but I don’t really know where to start!

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PostNotInHaste Tue 05-Feb-19 17:33:40

Have a look here at this , it takes you through it step by step.

heidiwine Tue 05-Feb-19 17:34:21

There are some good videos on you tube.
It’s all in the cutting. If you don’t cut it straight it won’t pull up right.
I hate making them and find it easier to cover an existing v cheap IKEA blind.

LordProfFekkoThePenguinPhD Tue 05-Feb-19 17:35:36

How do you make a Roman blind? Poke them in the eye, surely?

Holidayshopping Tue 05-Feb-19 17:37:52

I hate making them and find it easier to cover an existing v cheap IKEA blind.

How do you do it? Do you tack the material on top?

@LordProfFekkoThePenguinPhDgrin!

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Rubytinsleslippers Tue 05-Feb-19 17:40:54

I make them regularly. Very easy.
I usually use single duvet covers as it matches the bedroom - just buy a spare when buying bedding. Trim to fit window. Use excess material you have just cut off to cover 3 dowels. Job done.

Whywonttheyletmeusemyusername Tue 05-Feb-19 17:44:12

Damn Penguin beat me to it grin

Holidayshopping Tue 05-Feb-19 17:47:19

*I make them regularly. Very easy.
I usually use single duvet covers as it matches the bedroom - just buy a spare when buying bedding. Trim to fit window. Use excess material you have just cut off to cover 3 dowels. Job done.*

Can you explain a bit more slowly! What do you do with the dowels when you’ve covered them with excess material? How exactly do you cover them? Are they covered and separate? How do you put them into the blind?

How do you then attach it to the window?

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BreakfastAtSquiffanys Tue 05-Feb-19 17:49:27

I recommend the Mydecozo.co.uk video linked above

Holidayshopping Tue 05-Feb-19 21:29:54

Another daft question! I’ve watched the video and it was very interesting.

Does the blind just attach by Velcro? Is that strong enough to hold it up when you pull the string?

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BreakfastAtSquiffanys Wed 06-Feb-19 05:44:00

Yes, velcro will hold up a heavy blind.
I machine velcro on rather than hand sew it.
The wooden batten it is velcroed to must be firmly screwed to the wall.

PostNotInHaste Wed 06-Feb-19 05:51:55

What Breakfast said apart from I don’t use wooden batten and use a kit it works like a roller blind. Expensive but makes it so much easier to use.

Rubytinsleslippers Thu 07-Feb-19 20:38:05

I use velcro too.
Really great for swapping blinds.
Use the duvet cover so you have basically a double sided blind.
Sew the 3 dowels across to create the rods..attach 3 plastic rings to each dowel to thread the cord. Velcro attach to window.

Soontobe60 Thu 07-Feb-19 20:42:15

You can buy kits
www.dunelm.com/category/home-and-furniture/curtains-and-blinds/blinds/blind-accessories?cm_mmc=ppc_google-_-PSNB%20-%20-_-58563191039-_-roman%20blind%20kits-t-g&gclid=CjwKCAiAy-_iBRAaEiwAYhSlA3FCbkBKAxovTqrxM-aCBtUR6w_5v4Bj_H10DOL9P29yPHahmqTDYxoC0mwQAvD_BwE

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