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How To Make A Liberty Of London Roller Blind
Today’s post is very picture heavy, I think I went crazy taking photographs but I was very excited to be making a new blind for my bathroom. This DIY is relatively straightforward, I struggled with putting up the roller blind, but that’s because I’ve never been great with being precise. You know the saying measure twice cut once? I need to measure four or five times and then get someone else to measure too, just to make sure I didn’t get it wrong! I love the liberty fabric chose; it’s like a mini cross stitch print, and it looks perfect in my bathroom 🙂
You Will Need:
A Roller Blind Kit
Pencil (not pictured)
Hack Saw (for cutting the blind pole, not pictured
Now we go into huge collages because I would have had a million photographs and stages to go through with you! Viewing from left to right you will see what you will need (pictured and listed above) and then the steps I took to make the blind. You will pick it up, it’s simple!
Measure your window! Check the instructions that come with your blind kit, this will tell you how to measure the blind pole and the blind fabric.
Measure the blind and make your marks! I marked my blind the whole way up, every few inches I made a little line.
The liberty of london fabric I used was Tana Lawn, which is a thin dress making fabric. This means that you can see the pencil marks through the fabric once it’s been glued. This makes for easy cutting at the end.
Cut your fabric! I set the edge of my fabric about 2 inches over my measured marks. The fabric that was hanging off the edge of my table got cut off 🙂
Get glueing! I covered the blind in decoupage glue. I was quite generous with the glue (by accident) but it worked out well. Spreading the glue everywhere using a brush, ensure that every area is covered because you don’t want to get bubbles. If there is any excess glue you can always push it out the side when you are at that stage. #gluedtheblindtothedesk #oops
There is no tool greater than your hands for ensuring that the fabric is even, the glue is level and there are no air bubbles. The decoupage glue I used is water based so it washes off easily. Just get spreading and repositioning until you are happy. Allow to dry. Peel off your desk o_O (shh!). Flip it over and glue the bottom and edges to the back of the blind.
In the very first image in the collage above, you can see the blind rolled out in full with the fabric glued on.
Cut your fabric carefully! You will want to cut it straight.
We need to really make sure the blind is cut straight.
Cut your blind pole and ensure that you’ve done everything correctly! Now it’s time to put your blind up, per the blind instructions!
I hope you enjoyed this tutorial! It looks great in my bathroom, matching beautifully with my bathroom cabinet.
You can also get 10% off at Remnant Kings who kindly supplied some of the materials for this tutorial using code HEARTHANDMADE10