How to Cut Roller Blinds That Are Too Wide
Posted on September 03, 2021
Roller blinds are the perfect elegant accessory for any window. They can add subtle decoration to enhance your existing window space. Roller blinds are unique in fit and fabric. Patterned or block-coloured fabrics are placed onto a roller and then fitted to your windows. In cases where the blinds you have are too big for your windows, you’ll need to cut them to size. This is quickly done by simply taking the measurements of your windows, marking them out on your blinds and cutting away the excess fabric. You can use a pencil to mark the areas that need to be cut away to make the process easier for you. Take a sharp pair of scissors and cut away the marked areas, once this is done you can even out the edges and hang your new blinds.
Why Would You Need to Cut Your Roller Blinds?
Roller blinds use a whole sheet of thick fabric rather than panels. The material is wrapped around a roller which is then fixed to the top of your windows. Sometimes, you may be left with too much fabric on your roller blinds, meaning you need to cut away the excess to fit your windows.
Cutting Roller Blinds to Size
One of the biggest concerns for customers purchasing roller blinds is cutting them to size. Getting the correct blind measurements is crucial to ensure that roller blinds fit your windows correctly. When someone orders roller blinds for their home that is too big, they are often unsure what to do. Roller blinds are simple and easy to cut to size yourself. You simply need to take the measurements of your windows, compare them against your blinds and cut off the excess material.
You Will Need:
- A pair of sharp scissors.
- A flat surface.
- A measuring tape.
- A piece of white chalk or a pencil.
- You should always start by rolling the blinds out fully on a flat surface.
- Every roller blind comes with its own set of brackets that need to be fixed to the wall around your window. You need to fix these in the desired position that you would like your blind to be in. You may choose to mark the exact area with a pencil to make placement and alignments easier.
- Once you have fitted a bracket, the next step is to take measurements of your windows to know precisely how to cut your blinds. You should measure the width and length.
- When you have these measurements, it’s time to go back to the blind you layout earlier. Using a pencil, make light markings on the fabric to indicate where to cut.
- After making your markings, take a sharp pair of scissors and cut your blind in the marked areas. You should begin by cutting off the bulk of the excess; you can even out the edges later.
- Once your blinds have been cut and evened out, its time to hang it up and see how it perfectly fits your window.
Benefits of Cutting Your Roller Blinds
- Your blinds will perfectly fit your windows.
- Cost-effective option – Rather than buying another set of blinds, you can simply save money and cut the ones you have to size.
- Low maintenance – Roller blinds can be cleaned and maintained easily, especially in comparison to shutter blinds that need each slat to be dusted and cleaned.
- Safe for children and pets – While some blinds can feel as though they pose a safety risk to those around them, roller blinds are traditionally safer. The mechanism can be accessed by the cord, but it is far above the height of children or pets, meaning that they are protected from getting themselves trapped in it.