Own Fabric Roller Blinds
Code: OWN FAB
Our service is completely bespoke, we use your own fabric.
Laminating fabrics for Roller Blinds
Most Fabrics can be laminated to make a Roller Blind.
During lamination, the fabric is put through a special machine where it is bonded to a backing at a heat of 120C. The blinds can be overlocked on its raw edge or sealed with hot in visable glue
Any blinds requiring joins will have a main centre panel with side panels butted together and seamed creating a smooth finish.
Roller blind backings are available in standard white and cream or blackout.
*Please note that preciseness of colour cannot be guaranteed as this depends on the screen settings of your computer.
Please ensure that all fabric is supplied to us on a tube and that the cloth is carefully protected and clean.
• BLINDS NOT WIDER THAN ONE WIDTH OF FABRIC We require – OVERALL DROP PLUS 450mm (18”)
• BLINDS IN PLAIN FABRIC UP TO TWO WIDTHS We require – TWICE OVERALL DROP PLUS 900mm (36”)
• BLINDS IN PRINTED DESIGNS UP TO TWO WIDTHS We require – TWICE OVERALL DROP PLUS 900mm (36”) PLUS ONE FULL PATTERN REPEAT.
. IMPORTANT Please ensure the fabric is free from flaws and that the pattern alignment across the width is symmetrical.
EXCESS FABRIC CANNOT BE RETURNED.
Please also insure that a printed copy of your CrosbyBlinds order is attached to the fabric you send.
Please Send the fabric direct to
Mersey Ind Est
Please insure you keep full proof of posting / tracking information
Laminating is a fantastic method of making really personal, bespoke roller blinds with an
almost infinite variety of fabrics available. Just send us a cut length of your choice of soft fabric
and we'll transform it into a beautiful
roller blind which will coordinate or match your curtains or other soft furnishings.
Most fabrics can be laminated but good quality cotton, poly cotton or polyester work best. Please avoid
velvets, seersucker or volie and open linen based fabrics.
If in doubt please send us a cutting prior to committing to an order.
We will laminate a white or cream backing to your fabric depending on face colour.
If you have a preference please state on your order. A special light resistant lining can be specified, again
in white or cream, making laminate rollers ideal for bedrooms. Both standard and dim-out backings are
flame retardant as standard.
We can reverse roll your fabric if requested.
Measuring for inside a Recess
First ensure that the recess your blind is going into is not obstructed in any way so the blind can hang freely.
Look out for protruding tiles, pipes, skirting boards etc.
Measure at the top, middle and bottom of the window recess and note down the smallest measurements to the nearest millimetre, this is the recess size.
We will make your blind smaller to fit into the recess.
There is no need for you to make any adjustments we do this in production THIS IS CALLED RECESS SIZE
Your Blind will arrive about 5-10mm smaller, so it hangs freely and fits perfect within the recess
All Fabric Blinds will have a narrower fabric width than the total blind size ordered. This is to accommodate the side controls and brackets etc.
This applies to both recess and exact sizes. For Roller Blinds this can be up to -35mm
Measuring for outside a recess or Exact
Decide how much you want to overlap the blind on all sides - we recommend this should be at least 50mm (2 inches) each side in most instances.
or the exact size you want the blind to be, if fitting inside a recess
Carefully measure the at the top, middle and bottom for the width and the left, right and middle for the drop
REMEMBER on roller blinds and some shades ( Facette, Silhouette, Multishade etc ) the fabric will be less than the overall width of the blind/sizes given, so you must allow for this.
We will make your blind to your exact sizes.
The product in its brackets is supplied exactly to the size that has been ordered. THIS IS CALLED EXACT SIZE
Subject to the normal manufactures working +/- tolerances
In Short - Recess we make the allowance - Exact you make the allowance
In Compliance with Child Safety Laws EN13120 - Blinds with cord or chains will be less than or equal to 1000mm, this is for blinds up to 2500mm drop. For blinds with a drop greater than 2500mm the control length will be less or equal to the drop of the blind minus 1500mm. If you supply us with the installation height the distance from the floor to the end of the control will be 1500mm off the floor.
Measuring for Bay Window
- Determine the depth of the blinds you are mounting and use this for the width of your cardboard:
Contact us for Blind depths.
- Cut two pieces of cardboard (depth determined from 1 above) wide by 30cm (12") long.
Important: If spacer blocks or extension brackets will be used for extra clearance on outside mounts, add the amount of extra clearance to the width dimension of the cardboard before measuring.
- Place the strips in the left angle first, and bring them together until the front corners of the cardboard meet. Mark points "A" and "B".
- Repeat this step for the right side angle, marking points "C" and "D".
- Measure between points "B" and "C" to obtain the width measurement of the center blind.
- Measure from point "A" outward to the desired width to obtain the width measurement of the left blind.
- Measure from point "D" outward to the desired width to obtain the width measurement of the right blind.
- Deduct about 5mm from each of your measurements to allow for clearance, and order Exact