Thank you, thank you, thank you! I have just made my first Roman blind ever with blackout. Everything went perfectly. I am a complete novice, yet my end result looks so professional (if I don’t say myself). Over the moon. Now about to make 4 more. Lets hope it wasn’t beginners luck. Your videos and instructions were so easy to follow. Thank you again. X
Hi Emma. So pleased to hear and that is exactly what we wanted- for sewers of all levels to be able to make professional furnishings for their home.
Please send us a pic as we live to see your names.
Keep sewing and good luck with your next projects.
Many companies sell two winder options for their Roman Blind Headrails. Either 1:1 or 1:4
It is difficult to tell the weight of the fabric until it is made up and on the headrail!
Do you have any guide for working out which weight you should use for what winder?
Thank you for all your help
I tend to use 1:4 ratio on most of my blinds. The 1:1 is suitable for smaller, lined blinds but anything interlined and over 90cm wide, I’d go for 1:4
I am a reasonably competent dress maker and have made roman blinds before. I wanted to make some blackout blinds and so was wondering whether or not it would be worth buying the video tutorial. I cannot tell you how pleased I am that I did! Your written instructions are good, but being able to watch (and re-watch where needed!) each step was invaluable. The blind I have made looks really professional, hangs beautifully and lets in very little light, which is just what I wanted. Thank you.
The stand that you use for stringing and testing the blinds is a very useful piece of equipment. Could you tell me where i could buy one from please.
A pair of brackets HERE a bit cheaper.
Hi, Surely if you are stab stitching through all layers on the blind, there will be small holes in the blackout and light will show through all of these.
Yes, there will be pinpricks of light at the stab stitches (you have to join the layers together though so you cant avoid this). There will also be light seepage around the edges of the blind as well.