How to Make Cassette Roman Blinds
Cassette Roman Blind Kit Instructions
-Please read carefully commencing
We recommend a professional or a person competent
in DIY undertake this installation.
Please note: Additional fasteners other than those sent with your blind maybe
required depending on the mounting surface. Wallboard and plaster require the
use of anchors such as expansion or toggle bolts. Brick, tile or stone need special
plugs and drill bits. Remember to always pre-drill holes in wood to avoid splitting.
1. Fabric requirements for your blind
a. Measure the width and drop of your window for recess fixed headrail
or if you have mounted your blind headrail outside the recess,
measure the width of the blind headrail by the drop required.
b. Add to the finished blind the measurements shown in diagram B.
On wider blinds more than a fabric width wide, join the fabric so
the blind will have seams an equal distance from the centre.
Mark the blind size plus seams with tailors chalk. Trim out the size.
2.Sewing the side seams
Working on the back of the fabric, fold the side fabric under 0.5cm
(3/16") and then over 1cm (3/8") to form a seam and sew down the
inner edge. Repeat for the opposite side.
3.Stitching the loop tape to the top of the blind
Remove loop tape from headrail a. Fold over the top of the fabric 1 cm
(3/8"). b. Place the loop tape over the fold leaving a 0.5cm (3116") gap
between the tape and the top of the fold. Sew the tape into place with
two rows of stiches -a row on top and a row on the bottom of the tape
4. Sewing the bottom bar pocket
Fold over and create a 4cm (15/8") pocket with a turn over of lcm (3/8")
as shown in the diagram. Stitch along the top edge hem/pocket..
5. Marking the Rod Pockets
Divide the distance between the top and bottom of the blind by
6 and mark at both sides the position.With tailors chalk draw a
faint line across the blind. Note: Ensure the lines are parallel
before sewing either tape (NOT PROVIDED or Pockets)
6.Sewing the pockets or tape to the blind (not provided)
a. Rotate the pocket tape so that it is in the upright position
with the rear large pocket at the bottom of the tape and the
small strip of pockets facing upwards as shown opposite.
Trim rods and tapes only if required.
b. Measure and trim the 5 lengths of tape to the blind width
plus 1cm (3/8”) at either end for seams.
c. Place the lengths onto the chalk marks made previously
and turn one side of each length in 1cm (3/8") to form a
hem on the tape.
d. Sew to the blind with a row of stitching above the pocket
area leaving one pocket end open on each to be hemed later.
7. Inserting the roman rods
a. Trim the roman rods 2cm (3/4") shorter
than the blind width.
b. insert into the open ends of pockets on the blind tape.
c. Fold the end ofthe pocket under 1cm (3/8") and stitch
down the side.
8.Inserting the bottom bar
Trim the bottom bar to the same width as the roman rods cut
previously (2cm (3/4”) shorter than the blind width). Insert
into the bottom pocket of the blind. Place a tacking stitch
at each end to hold in place.
9.Positioning the headrail
Please note: Additional fasteners other than those sent with
your blind may be required depending on the mounting
surface. Wallboard and plaster require the use of anchors
such as expansion or toggle bolts. Brick, tile or stone need
special plugs and drill bits. Remember to always pre-drill
holes in wood to avoid splitting.
a. Inside the recess
Decide the position of the headrail so that it will be clear of
any latches and window fixtures. if you need to reduce the
width of the headrail to fit the recess. this should be done
before assembling. See 'Trimming the headrail' instruction on
the following page.
b. Outside the recess
Decide the position of the headrail so that the overlaps on
both sides of the recess are equal. It is advisable to allow
a minimum of 5cm (2")overlap on each side.
The headrail shall not be installed less
than I.5m from the floor.
10.Trimming the headrail
Tools required are a hacksaw and Phillips screw driver.
a. Loosen the end cover retaining screw, slide and remove end
cover from rail.
b. Loosen the cord guide retaining screw and the small grub screw.
located underneath the rail.
c. Slide cord guide and housing with grub screw further up the
rail to desired position. Re-lock grub screw and cord guide
d. Using a fine toothed hacksaw trim the rail. When trimming
the rail be sure to cut an equal amount from the inside
bar. e.g. trim rail 2cm = trim the bar 2cm.
e. Unscrew and reposition the centre cord guide if needed.
Re-secure the guides. Should you desire the blind to draw from
the left hand side - see points 16and 17 overleaf before re-securing
11.Fixing the brackets
a The brackets are designed for face or top fixing to
frame. wall or ceiling.
b. Mark through the screw holes the position for the cam supports
making sure they are level and in line, check with a spirit level.
With the brackets removed, drill each bracket screw position.
Fix brackets into place using screws provided, check alignment
and level as you go. Use the wall plugs prowded for plaster and
masonary walls. We recommend for plaster walls a wooden batten
be secured first.
12.Attachlng blind to the track
Line up the blind/loop tape with the hook tape on the
track and press firmly to secure the blind in place.
13.Cording the blind
For ease of assembling the rail is pre-corded.
a. Working vertically from where each cord will drop
from the cord guides, thread the cord through the
pocket tape. After the last row of pocket tape thread
a hook on cord toggle onto each cord.
b. Using an upward motion as shown, thread the hook on
cord toggle into the last row of pocket tape.
Do not allow the cords to become twisted.
With the blind held in a level. vertical position. adjust the
hook on cord toggles so that equal tension is held on each
and they are level. Trim any access cord at a distance of
4cm from the spring toggle. Do not Knot the cords.
Should the cord guides ever become detached please
ensure when replacing that they are aligned vertically and
that the spring toggles have equal tension on each and
they are level.
14.Hanging the rail
a. With the cam supports in the unlocked position, mount the
rail onto the supports by resting the front lip ofthe rail
onto the front of the supports.
b. Secure by sliding the lever on the cam supports into
the locked position
15. Mounting the chain safety guide
Read these instructions carefully before installing and
using the chain safety guide Children can be strangled
if the chain safety guide is not installed correctly. Use of
safety devices helps reduce the risk of strangulation but
cannot be considered entirely fool proof.
a. With the chain safety guide on the chain, mark a
suitable mounting position for the chain safety guide
at a point where it keeps the chain taut. It is essential
that the chain safety guide shall be installed at the
maximum distance possible from the control
mechanism to prevent the looped chain becoming slack.
b. Use appropriate fixings to mount the chain safety
guide, depending on the surface to which the device
is being fitted.
Children can strangle if this safety device is not installed.
Always use this device to keep cords or chains out of
reach of children. Chain drop cannot exceed 1m if the
blind is less than 2.5m. Please note: The chain cannot pass
through the pulley when cut, or when using the connector.
16.Converting to left hand draw- untrimmed track
a. Unscrew, slide and remove the end cover and chain pulley.
b. Slide the end cover and chain pulley into the opposite
ends of the rail from previous. Tighten screws to secure.
17.Converting to left hand draw-trimmed track
a. Unscrew. slide and remove the end cover and
b. Slide the inner bar at the end where the chain pulley
will be placed into the rail so it is at least 2cm from the
rail end for ’120 - 15ocm, and 3cm for ’l 50 - 21ocm rails.
c. Rotate the bar so that the grub screws at the side of
the cord guides are accessible. Loosen both the cord
guide screws and grub screws. Reposition so that they
align with the cord positions on the blind.
Secure the cord guide screws and grub screws.
d. Slide the end cover and chain pulley into the opposite
ends of the rail from previous. Tighten screws to secure.
Young children have been strangled by loops in pull-cords,
chains and tapes, and cords that operate the product.
To avoid strangulation and entanglement, keep cords
out of the reach of young children. Cords may become
wrapped around a child’s neck. Move beds, cots and furniture
away from window covering cords. Make sure chains do not
twist and create a loop. Children can strangle if the chain safety
guide device is not installed. Always use this device to keep cords
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