Blind Fabrics

Blind Fabrics – Find out which fabrics are suitable for which types of blinds

An important starting point when looking at blind fabrics is the type of blind you would like, bearing in mind that there are many reasons both technical and practical which make certain blinds more suitable than others. Depending on the solution you are trying to achieve and the design of your window or opening, our advisors will be able to advise which blind fabric options are possible.

To try and make this clear we have broken the blind fabrics into a few basic categories; stiffened fabrics, soft fabrics and specialist fabrics. 

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Stiffened Blind Fabrics

A blind fabric without sewn hems will fray unless it is treated and stiffened. Many types of blinds do not have hems by design and would in fact not operate correctly with them. This is the reason why Blind Technique offers specialist hand-made blinds manufactured from blind fabrics designed and created especially for this purpose. Here are the products that require a stiffened blind fabric:

* It is worth noting that some suppliers provide identical blind fabrics across different ranges meaning that, for example, you could match a vertical blind with a roller blind in the same room.

stiffened roller blind fabric

Soft Blind Fabrics

A blind fabric that requires the edges to be hemmed to prevent fraying. This covers a very wide range of blind fabrics and means that we can hand make some of our range of blinds from almost any fabric of the customers’ choice. These products are often lined and interlined to create a sumptuous finish and whether you are browsing online, with a specialist upholstery fabric supplier or from our own ranges, there is going to be something perfect for everyone.

These are the types of blinds that can be made from soft fabrics:

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Specialist Blind Fabrics

This category defines those blind fabrics that are designed for a specific type of blind. More so in recent years, a few newer products have been launched into the market where the blind fabrics define the characteristic and the operation is borrowed from another type of blind. Here are a couple of such blinds that are part opaque and part sheer or voile:

    • Allusion Blinds – specific range of blind fabrics operated with a variation on the vertical blind
    • Duo Vision Blinds – horizontally aligned blind fabrics to allow greater versatility using the ever popular roller blind model
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​Order Blind Fabric Samples Free of Charge

We would recommend that it is a good idea to see the full range of blind fabrics in person, either in our showroom or during an initial consultation with one of our advisors. The samples are bigger, you can hold them up to the light at the window and screen colours do vary considerably. Please get in touch to book an appointment.

However, now that we have covered the basics of blind fabrics and which are suitable for which types of blinds, you can browse samples by blind category with a couple of our biggest UK based suppliers. You can even order some FOC blind fabric samples to be sent directly to you.

Soft Fabrics shown in Roman Blinds and Curtains
  • REALLY impressed by every aspect of our order with Blind Technique. The staff were, without exception, readily accessible (a big plus these days), friendly, engaged, and professional. We knew what was going on at every stage and the final outcome is superb; the plantation blinds look and feel well made and have added very positively to the look of the front of our house.

    Great Customer Service
  • Very pleased with all aspects of job. Would like to commend Wayne and his team for their efforts. The blinds look great and the quality is excellent.

    Vertical blinds fitted on all windows and Patio door
  • The team were incredibly professional, honest and friendly from start to finish. Aaron quickly understood our brief and what we were after, made good and useful suggestions, all within our budget. The installer Joseph was also fantastic - very efficient, helpful and knowledgeable. We're really pleased with the final product! Would highly recommend. 

    Professional & Friendly
  • In a competitive market, Blind Technique stands out. They offer sensible, objective advice and their products and pricing are excellent. Allied with incredibly responsive customer service, they are a local business that does things the right way.

    Great Local Business
  • What a great service! Great customer service from the first moment I walked in to the shop. You can tell that the team is well organised and the environment is friendly. I was looking for some particular blinds for my living room and Jon understood exactly what i was looking for! Very impressed, I already recommended this place to all my neighbours :)    

    Recommended to my neighbours!
  • Blind Technique did a superb job on the roof blinds for my conservatory. They fit the difficult shape exactly and are easy to draw open or shut. They are a replacement for the blinds the company did years ago, which I have been very pleased with, and I am very happy with the new ones.

    Conservatory Blind Experts
  • Aaron is great, no messing about. I expect their service to be great too 😂.... After Installation feedback: still 5 stars.. There was a problem with the original order and an unsatisfactory finish to my job. The whole issue was resolved very quickly and professionally to my complete satisfaction I have absolutely no hesitation in thoroughly recommending Aaron Jozeph Elaine and their team 👍👍😁😃😁👍👍

    Resolving Problems
  • The blinds are terrific !!! Really beautiful. And Joseph was a dream. What a craftsman. from Chris Evans.

    Wooden Blinds Craftsmanship