How to Repair Roman Blinds

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How to Repair Roman Blinds
Keep those Roman blinds working with a few simple materials. (venetian blind. image by guiney from

Roman blinds are made with one continuous piece of material or fabric. Using a pull cord attached to rings made of plastic, the blinds are lifted up and let down. With enough wear and tear or continuous usages, pull cords and plastic rings will wear out and break. However; Roman blinds can be fixed with a few replacement parts and you won't have to spend extra money to buy new blinds.

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Things you need

  • Screwdriver or drill
  • Nylon cord
  • Plastic rings
  • Sewing needle
  • Thread-matching fabric
  • Scissors

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  1. 1

    Loosen the screws on the brackets mounting the blinds with a screwdriver or drill and remove the damaged Roman blinds from the window. Place the fully extended blinds down on a flat surface, such as the floor or table.

  2. 2

    Observe the blinds for worn-out or damaged rings and cords. Locate the pull cord and untie the knot just above the plastic knob at the bottom of the pull cord. Remove the knob.

  3. 3

    Untie the knot in the strings of each vertical line of the lower ring. Pull out the broken cord, along with the damaged rings. With a needle and thread, hand-sew new rings to replace the old rings. Sew the new rings into the top layer of fabric and also the lining.

  4. 4

    Replace the damaged and broken cords with new cords by tying the new cords to the ring, beginning at the bottom of the shade. Weave the cord through every ring in the vertical line along with the eye screws that are placed horizontally across the blinds or shades. Thirty-six inches of cord should hang down on the side of the blinds as a pull cord.

  5. 5

    Cut the end of the cords to be sure they are aligned and even, using scissors. Place the plastic pull knob back onto the pull cord and tie a knot to secure it in place.

  6. 6

    Place the blinds back into the mounting brackets to pull the shades up and down to make sure the blinds are now working properly.

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