How-to: Repair a Roller Shade with Fabric

roller shade repaired with fabricWhen the hot glue has solidified, the roller shade can be used as normal. I think that it looks MUCH prettier after the repair, but here are some embellishments that would also look nice:

And, of course, now that it’s mended, kids’ hands and cats’ claws are strictly forbidden from touching my nice, new roller shade ever again. I can totally enforce a rule like that, right?

…um, right?

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Written by Julie Finn

I'm a writer, crafter, Zombie Preparedness Planner, and homeschooling momma of two kids who will hopefully someday transition into using their genius for good, not the evil machinations and mess-making in which they currently indulge. I'm interested in recycling and nature crafts, food security, STEM education, and the DIY lifestyle, however it's manifested--making myself some underwear out of T-shirts? Done it. Teaching myself guitar? Doing it right now.

Visit my blog Craft Knife for a peek at our very weird handmade homeschool life, and my etsy shop Pumpkin+Bear for a truly odd number of rainbow-themed beeswax pretties.


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  1. Thanks for a roller shade is easy to repair. Replacing the torn section with fabric won’t hinder the shade’s performance, and considering how roller shades are about the cheapest and most crappy-looking window covering available, anyway, the repair will actually vastly improve the overall look of the entire window treatment.

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