How to Repair Torn Fabric Blinds

How to Repair Torn Fabric Blinds

Investing in your home by buying something beautiful like fabric blinds is a great idea. But, they can be pricy. So, if something unfortunate befalls one set of fabric blinds, replacing them might not be an option. Instead you can repair them. It’s not impossible to repair torn fabric blinds. Let the experts at Domir Blinds help you with the task.

Get Free Replacements

The first thing to consider is if you can get free replacements – of the fabric part of of the entire set of blinds. Many companies offer replacements if the damage occurs within a certain time after buying. Check with your blinds company if you can get assistance with replacing your blinds. It will save you time and money.

Sew Them Beautifully

If the tear in your blinds is small, you can repair torn fabric blinds with beautiful embroidery. This will stitch the edges of the hole back together. Therefore, the hole will be unable to get any larger and the gap will be covered.

If you’re handy with a needle and thread, search online for embroidery patching and pick out a design that suits you. There are floral patterns, geometric shapes, and more that can add a touch of character to your blinds. Even better: some of these designs are possible to achieve without having much access to the back of the fabric you’re stitching. These designs will allow you to hook your needle under the edge of the hole and loop the thread through without disassembling the blinds.

Patch Them Invisibly

If you’re working with a hole that’s not missing any fabric, you can patch it invisibly. If an animal or bug has eaten a hole through your blinds fabric, you won’t be able to do this. However, if the hole is only a slit through the fabric, you can patch it invisibly.

To do this, the first thing is finding a patch of the right thickness. If the fabric of your blinds lets light through, you’ll need to get something thin that will make very little difference to the amount of light coming through. If your blinds are light-blocking, you’ll have an easier time and can use a thicker patch. To test the effect on light flow, slide the patch behind the front layer of fabric and see if it’s visible when the sun is coming in. If even the thinnest fabrics are visible, you can even opt for a piece of flexible plastic. Make sure it’s very bendable, like the stuff used in packaging that displays a product inside the box. It will need to bend with the blinds when they open and close.

Brush a small amount of fabric glue onto your patch and carefully slip it behind the torn layer of fabric. Ensure the fabric is flat and the gap is closed before pressing the patch to the back of the fabric. Adjust the tear as needed to hide it and leave the patch to dry.

Cover Large Holes

Covering large holes can be done in one of two ways. 1) Patch it with a visible patch in a fabric you like and that fits in with your interior. 2) Buy a piece of fabric the same or extremely similar color and style as your blinds and cover the blinds entirely. If you’re going to go to the effort, it might be best to simply disassemble the blinds and replace the front layer of fabric entirely. If you don’t want to disassemble them, you can layer this new piece of fabric on by stitching it into the back piece where the blinds fold, to ensure it takes on the correct shape.

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