Made to Measure Seaside Roller Blinds

Seaside Fabrics for made to measure roller blinds

My husband has designed this wonderful seaside fabric print material which I have called 'By The Sea'.  Read More...

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Made to Measure Roller Blinds

Seaside Fabrics for made to measure roller blinds

My husband has designed this wonderful seaside fabric print material which I have called 'By The Sea'. 

‘By the Sea’ was inspired by my early childhood in Solva and recent visits to Mousehole and St Ives. I delight in coastal towns with their cosy harbours and brightly coloured cottages, nestling behind little pathways that snake between terraced gardens and climb up the hillside.

This seaside fabric collection comes in three colours, Scree grey, Saffron yellow and Teal blue. The drawn line is a soft grey and the other colours create the houses and boats etc.

Are your fabrics uitable to be used for roller blinds?

These seaside fabrics can be used for all soft furnishings. This pictorial design can be made into wonderful blinds. and curtains, there is so much to look at in the design, from boats, lighthouses, to dogs and people, as well as pretty cottages and the sea. 

Roller blinds provide a wonderful flat surface for this seaside story. Children’s imaginations can be fired up and with the lovely detailed scenes and with light behind the fabric, the seaside can come alive.

What other patterns complement your seaside fabrics UK

There are many fabrics from my other collections that go well or contrast well with the seaside fabric range.  My Plain Linen Unions in Saffron, Teal and Scree compliment and contrast with the Seaside pattern and add some stillness and calm to the interior scheme.

You could upholster a chair in By the Sea in Teal and then pop a cushion in Plain Saffron on it for a warm splash of colour. My stripes particularly Stockholm Stripe, again in coordinating colours, also goes well with Pretty Maids, a delightful spot is another successful coordinate.


GOOD FOR INSIDE A RECESS – if you are looking to fix a blind into a recess, roller blinds are the perfect choice and why not add a pelmet to hide the roll?  With roller blinds you have complete control over how much material covers the window. This is especially a good feature if you have smaller windows.

MAXIMUM LIGHT – if you want to allow in as much natural light as possible, roller blinds may be the better option over roman blinds. With roller blinds, the fabric rolls up at the top of your window and will take up about 9 cm of space.

CENTRAL PULL – with a roller blind you can have a central pull which can be handy on a window behind the kitchen sink.

LOWER MAINTENANCE – once you have pulled up a roman blind you sometimes have to handle the folds as they can get caught in the cords, you don’t have this problem with roller blinds.

NEW – ROLLER BLIND PELMETS – If you have your blind in a recess, you can now choose to have a smart pelmet made with it which covers the ‘roll’, is pattern matched to the main blind and is approximately 11 cm deep. This has revolutionised the use of roller blinds, making them much more attractive and so usable in all rooms of a house!

Also  if you can’t reach the top of the window at all easily, a roller blind with a pelmet to hide the roll might be the right choice as you will have no need to reach to the top ever…maximum size for roller and roman blinds is 240cm x 240cm

BOTTOM BORDER: Think about using a contrasting colour for a border on the bottom edge of the blind, to add some interest.

All these can be made for you through our Made to Measure service.

All these fabrics are printed in the UK on a good weight of 100% Linen and Linen Union and are suitable for curtains, blinds, cushions, lampshades and upholstery. We hold a good stock of all our fabrics ensuring delivery is usually within 3-5 working days with an overnight service available. The same team, who take you order will roll, inspect and cut it, so accuracy and quality can be assured.

How to measure up for your Roller blind:

Inside a window recess

 Width: Measure the width of the recess from the left to the right (see E on the diagram) 

Length: Measure from the top of the recess to the bottom (see E on the diagram)

YOU ONLY NEED TO PROVIDE US WITH THE FULL RECESS MEASUREMENT - the maker will allow for the rolling mechanism when making the blinds (There will be a gap of about 1.5cm between the fabric and the recess wall which will allow some light through, even with a blackout lining)

Outside a window recess

Width: Measure the outside of the window recess (see F on diagram) and add at least 5cms on each side to minimise any light leaking through. 

Length: Measure from the required position above the window (again, we recommend adding at least 5cm) to the length you require (see F on the diagram)

This also applies to blinds that will be fitted to the outside of a door recess, we only need the width and length that you would like the finished blind to be.

Please note that if your roller blind is outside the recess, we have to allow for the mechanism at either side of the roller blind, which is usually 1.5cm each side. For example, if you want the fabric width of your blind to measure 100cm, you need to specify this upon placing your order otherwise our makers will assume it is the finished width, and cut the fabric down to 97cm with the remaining 3cm for the mechanism, i.e. 100cm full fabric width + 3cm for mechanism, making the finished width 103cm.

 Your Roller blinds will be delivered ready rolled complete with fittings.