The Roman Blind Studio
Made to measure, contemporary blinds
in a range of natural linens cottons and Silks...Free Swatch Pack on request
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Introduction to Roman Blinds:
The clean, modern simplicity of roman blinds has made them extremely popular in today's interior home, offering a stylish and economical alternative to curtains.
Our roman blinds are made up using high quality components and are supplied fully-strung attached to a wooden baton by means of Velcro, therefore, making them easy to remove and clean.
With their clean, sophisticated lines, Roman blinds, or Roman shades as they are sometimes known, are one of the most stylish ways to dress up a window. Roman blinds can be made from all weights of fabric, are usually lined and can be used as a standalone window treatment or added behind curtains, pelmets or valances. These free illustrated sewing instructions will enable you to make your own roman blinds to enhance your window treatments. All blinds are hand-finished down side and bottom hems to produce a professional finish and are lined with white or cream lining (blackout lining is also available) with narrow fibre glass rods sewn into the lining to ensure when the blinds are raised, horizontal pleats are kept regular and straight. If required, blinds can be supplied unlined with the rods sewn into the main fabric.
If the blind width exceeds that of the fabric width then two pieces of fabric are joined either side of a central piece of fabric.
Blinds are fitted either outside the window recess or inside the window recess with left or right cord pull.Roman shades have the look and feel of draperies, but are as practical as a cellular blind. Made from woven fabric, these blinds can be raised or lowered like a blind. They create privacy while allowing light in from the outside. Roman Shades are available in either teardrop (also known as hobbled) or flat fold styles. Roman Shades fit virtually every setting, whether elegant or casual.Roman blinds use wooden poles to keep the pleats even. They suit a variety of windows and use very little fabric. As with all blinds, be careful when choosing patterned fabrics; you'll have to centre any large patterns and position stripes evenly. You'll need: Top fabric Lining fabric (tightly woven cotton sateen or a plain-coloured glazed chintz). For measurements see step 1. Matching sewing threads 4-8 lengths 12mm-diameter cotton dowelling 20-40 small plastic rings Nylon cord (approx 10-12 times the length of blind) 5cm x 2cm wooden batten cut to the same measurement as the width of the blind Angle brackets and screws to fix batten 4-6 screw eyelets Brass cleat Acorn or similar to keep cord ends together Basic sewing kit Large pair of scissors Sewing machine Metre ruler and metal tape measure Soft pencil Tacks and hammer or staples and staple gun Drill Screwdriver Screws Wallplugs Small saw Here's how: 1. Measure how wide you want the blind to be. As most furnishing fabrics are 137cm wide, one width of fabric will be adequate for most blinds. If it's to sit inside the recess simply measure from one edge of the recess to the other, adding 3cm for seams. If it's to hang outside the recess (on the wall or from the ceiling) add the 3cm for seams and an extra 5cm extra on each side. Also measure the drop required for the fabric (from top of window to sill) adding 10-15cm for seams and hanging allowance. If the blind sits outside the recess (no more than 15cm above and 5cm below the sill) add an extra 10-15cm. If choosing fabric with a large pattern, buy extra fabric so the pattern can be positioned as you want it. They have several options to choose from including top-down/bottom up, and continuous cord loop, providing you with great flexibility.These superb Roman blinds represent stunning value for money and are available in a great new range of woven woods in adddition to our natural fabric range. As the blind is raised the fabric pleats giving the classic Roman blind look, this means that the drop will not require trimming. Due to the special nature of these blinds the width is not able to be adjusted.
Introduction to Roll-up Blinds....
A minimal window treatment...
These blinds are perfect for any window especially a series of windows or bay.
The blind is controlled with a simple cord and cleat mechanism with chunky glass rings attached to the top allowing the cord to glide smoothly.
The blind is attached to a wooden batten with touch and close tape.
These blinds are made so when dropped to full window length - a "rolled up" effect is still shown at the bottom - of course they can be totally flat if this is desired. All our fabrics can be used except muslin - woven stirpes are especially good as they have a 'reverse' effect.
These blinds are not lined and cannot have fabric widths joined together.
For our range of fabrics we have picked natural enduring linens, cottons and sheers giving a contemporary look and have been picked for their high quality and great price. Follow this link to view the complete
range of fabrics >>>>>
- A luxurious natural fabric with an incomparable feel and look.
- These fabrics are a mixture of linen and cotton which are just as lovely, but a little more economical.
- This range offers different textural finishes and a selection of woven stripes.
- Sheers let in an abundance of light whilst still allowing privacy.
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Its simple! A metal tape measure should be used for accuracy. Just follow these straightforward instructions below:
• measure the width from a to b and add 10cm to allow for the blind to give sufficient overlap each side of the window.
• measure the length from c to d from where the blind is to start, usually 10cm above the window, and where the blind is to finish, usually, 5cm below the window.
Make sure there are no obstructions eg window levers which would affect the smooth operation of the blind.
• measure the width from a to b and subtract 2cm for clearance.
• measure the length from c to d.
• As a precaution take three measurements for the width and length left, right and centre and record the smallest measurement.
These measurements are a suggested guide only - please feel free to adjust accordingly..
Drops up to 92cm
Drops up to 122cm
Drops up to 152cm
Drops up to 185cm
All prices include cotton sateen lining and all components.
Widths up to 50cm
Drops up to 100cm
Drops over 100cm
Prices include all components
(Roll-up blinds are not lined)
:If you do not require lining please deduct 20%.
- Blackout lining - For widths up to 122cm add £5, over 122cm add £10.
How to Order....
1. Get a Price -
Please go the Prices page and see which price range your blind measurements fall within.
2. Choose your fabric
E-Mail your details to us to receive a free Fabric Sample pack
to see the fabrics close up.
As our fabrics are creams/naturals it is difficult to achieve a true likeness of colour on a computer.
3. Complete Order Form
- Once you have found the relevant price and have chosen your fabric, then please complete an
Order Form which you will find inside the Fabric Sample pack.
Please post your order form and a cheque (payable to the Roman Blind Studio) in FULL PAYMENT to:
The Roman Blind Studio, 14 Harman Road, Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands B72 1AH United Kingdom.
(At the moment we can only accept cheques as payment) On receipt of your order we will E-mail confirmation to you.
4. Delivery -
When goods are ready we will contact you to arrange a suitable day for delivery, as a signature will be required upon receipt. If you have any queries at all,
We hope we have made everything easy to understand, however, if you need assistance at all please contact us:
By E Mail:
0121 241 4815
The Roman Blind Studio, 14 Harman Road, Sutton Coldfield, B72 1AH
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
How to pay As all goods are made to measure, full payment is required with the completed order form. Cheques for blinds and curtains should be made payable to the 'The Roman Blind Studio'. Upon receipt, order confirmation will be forwarded to you. Delivery Please allow 21-28 days for goods. We will inform you when the curtains/blinds are finished to arrange a suitable delivery date. A signature will be required upon delivery. Returns Unfortunately, we are unable to offer refunds on custom made goods. We want you to be completely delighted with your blinds/curtains - so please be careful when measuring. Please refer to the web sites for detailed information. Fabric Care We recommend dry clean only on all of our fabrics. Trade Description Every care has been taken to ensure descriptions are accurate. Whilst every effort has been made to reproduce colours of fabrics on the computer, these obviously may not be 100% accurate, so please send for our free fabric sample pack which show these more accurately.
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