How To Cut Blinds: A Step-By-Step Guide

Are you tired of your blinds being too long for your windows? Maybe you got new blinds and need to trim them down to fit. Whatever the reason, cutting blinds can seem like a daunting task. But fear not, we’ve got you covered with this step-by-step guide on how to cut blinds.

What You’ll Need:

Before we get started, let’s make sure you have everything you need. Here’s a list of supplies: – A measuring tape – A pencil or marker – A saw (depending on your type of blinds) – A cutting guide (optional, but helpful) – Sandpaper (optional)

Step 1: Measure Your Blinds

The first step in cutting your blinds is to measure them. Measure the width of your window frame, then measure the width of your blinds. If your blinds are wider than your window frame, you’ll need to trim them down.

Step 2: Mark Your Blinds

Once you’ve determined how much you need to trim off, use your measuring tape and pencil to mark where you’ll cut. Make sure to measure and mark both sides of the blinds to ensure they’re even.

Step 3: Secure Your Blinds

Before you start cutting, make sure your blinds are secure. Use clamps or a vice to hold them in place. This will prevent them from moving around while you cut them.

Step 4: Cut Your Blinds

Now it’s time to make your cut. Depending on the type of blinds you have, you may need a saw or a pair of scissors. Follow your markings and make a clean, straight cut.

Step 5: Sand Your Blinds

If you used a saw to cut your blinds, you may notice rough edges. Use sandpaper to smooth out any rough spots.


Q: Can I cut blinds that are the wrong length?

Yes, you can! Follow the same steps as above to trim your blinds to the correct length.

Q: What if I don’t have a saw?

If you don’t have a saw, you can use a pair of scissors to cut your blinds. Just be sure to use a sharp pair of scissors and make small cuts to avoid damaging the blinds.

Q: Can I cut my blinds without clamps or a vice?

While it’s not necessary, using clamps or a vice will make the process much easier and ensure that your blinds don’t move around while you’re cutting them.


Cutting blinds may seem intimidating, but with the right tools and techniques, it’s a simple process. Just remember to measure twice, cut once, and use clamps or a vice to secure your blinds while you’re cutting them. Happy cutting!