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.
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:
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:
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.