Your Questions – Seams

August 22nd, 2015 in All About Blinds

We understand that ordering made-to-measure blinds and curtains can sometimes seem daunting. That’s why we strive to answer all of your questions as quickly and accurately as we can, whether it’s on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, right here on our blog, in email or over the phone.

Recently, we received a question from Vicki on twitter regarding the seams of some of the larger blinds,

and that got us thinking. Maybe other people are asking the same question in other places or are just wandering the same thing… What will my blind look like with a seam in it?

Big blinds are beautiful too…

You may have noticed that on some of our blinds and curtains, where we can only source smaller roll widths than we’d like, we can craft bigger sized blinds, but with the inclusion of a seam. Whether it’s a large living room window or you want to cover your french doors, you shouldn’t be limited to one or two types of blind.

Most orders will probably never experience this, as it’s only on a select few fabrics where your measurements for both width and drop are large. We try to avoid it where we can, but when absolutely necessary, we sometimes have to do a little magic.

Fear not though. As with everything else, this is done with such care and detail, we hope you never really notice.

Roman Blinds

Lets start on the blinds. Unlike curtains, roman blinds don’t bunch together or have pleats creating curves, so we have to tackle these differently. We start with the largest possible width in the centre of the blind and build up on either side of it. This way, should there be any subtle stitching lines, they look pleasing on they eye.

We’ve been told that they look like a very beautiful, deliberate feature, almost like our borders collection.

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Curtains

As you may have gathered from the previous point, curtains are crafted in a slightly different way. The pleats and the way they hang means that seams are usually a lot less visible, often hidden in the folds of fabric. Again, we add the extra fabric to each edge to make them symmetrical. But as we can use two different pieces of fabric for each curtain, doing this is even less common than the blinds.

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Get in touch

If you have any questions about the products, the fabrics or our techniques, we’re always on hand and happy to help. You can find all the details you need on our Contact Us page.

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