How to Cut Roller Blinds

Written by cameron easey
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Window blinds come in many types that roll or pull down to cover window; some are pleated and use a pull cord. Each type of shade is mounted on a bracket near the top of a window. These blinds can be reused in a different window but may not be the correct width and need to be cut to size. You can cut a roller blind by first determining the width that is needed for the blind.

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Things you need

  • Tape measure
  • Pencil
  • Utility knife
  • Straight edge
  • Hacksaw
  • Pliers

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  1. 1

    Measure the width of the window opening with a tape measure.

  2. 2

    Transfer the measurements to the window shade and make a mark with a pencil where you will need to cut the blind.

  3. 3

    Roll out the blind and place it on a flat surface, such as the floor or a workbench.

  4. 4

    Use a tape measure to measure the amount of the fabric shade that needs to be cut off of one end.

  5. 5

    Make two to three marks down the length of the shade with a pencil.

  6. 6

    Place the straight edge over the marks you made and cut the fabric along the straight edge with a utility knife.

  7. 7

    Close the shade and cut the end of the head rail and valance, if necessary, with a hacksaw along the cut end of the fabric shade.

  8. 8

    Remove the cap from the small end of the blind with pliers and then place the cap on the end of the newly cut shade.

  9. 9

    Mount the shade in the window to complete the project.

Tips and warnings

  • Trim kits can be purchased; they include a tape measure and utility knife.
  • Cutting the fabric of the shade without using a straight edge may leave a cut that is not straight.

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