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

 retaining screw.

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

 the guides.

 

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

chain pulley.

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.

 

 

 

 

WARNING

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

out of reach of children.

 text...
tool required for making cassette roman blinds

 

standard components for roman blind kits

 

cutting and sewing the fabric

 

inserting rod pockets or tape

 

fitting and cutting the roman blind headrail

 

installing roman blind kits
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