How to Cut Through Fabric Blinds

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How to Cut Through Fabric Blinds
Roll-up, vertical and horizontal window blinds can all be made from fabric. (Kei Uesugi/Photodisc/Getty Images)

You can cut through fabric blinds to eliminate the extra material and size them to a specific window. Fabric blinds are often sold in different sizes to accommodate a wide range of window styles. The blinds must be cut to size for a custom fit and optimum functionality. Thicknesses and materials for fabric blinds vary, but the trimming process is the same for most varieties. Cut fabric blinds to size to get a perfect fit for any window.

Skill level:
Easy

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Things you need

  • Metal ruler
  • Pencil
  • Cutting board
  • Utility knife
  • Scissors
  • Fabric glue

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Measure the section of the fabric blind that needs to be removed. Draw a light pencil line along the edge of the metal ruler to mark the location of the cut on the side of the fabric blind that faces the window.

  2. 2

    Center the blind section on a cutting board with the pencil line facing up. Line up the edge of the metal ruler with the pencil line.

  3. 3

    Press the blade of the utility knife into the edge of the fabric blind farthest from you. Pull the knife toward your body, along the edge of the ruler and through the fabric.

  4. 4

    Lift the custom cut blind section from the board and examine the new edge. Trim any loose strings or frayed ends with scissors. Apply a small bead of fabric glue along the newly cut edge and allow it to fully dry to prevent further fraying.

Tips and warnings

  • Use the first cut blind as a template to mark the others when cutting multiple blinds.

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