How to use roman blind tape

Posted by Graham Ross on 14th Jul 2021

ROMAN BLIND TAPE spacing

  • The measurements between your rows of roman blind tape will influence the final look of the blind

For a look like this (where all the pleats fold behind one another) hopefully the following information will help

  • Firstly, measure your finished blind length and then deduct the headrail allowance. (for our own headrails it is 4cm but may vary for yours)
  • Next, divide the remaining length by an odd number (3,5,7,9,11 etc) where the answer is between 12-17. (Sorry, I know it sounds weird but it really does work.)
  • The answer you have is the distance from the base of the blind to the bottom row of roman blind tape.
  • Double your answer and that is the distance between the rows of roman blind tape

Example 1. If the blind is 165 cms long. Deduct 4cm for headrail and then divide what’s left by 11. The answer is 14.6cms. 14.6cm is the measurement from the base of blind to bottom row of tape and 29.2cms is the measurement between each row of tape.

Now try it for yourself

Another Example: - If the blind is 120 cms long. Deduct 4cm for headrail and then divide what’s left by 7 this time. The answer is 16.5cm. 16.5cm is the measurement from the base of blind to bottom row of tape and 33cms is the measurement between each row of roman blind tape.


Items you might need

Roman Blind Tape with loops

Roman Blind Cord

Cassette Roman Blind Headrail

Rod, base bar & Tape packs