Tips for Shortening Cellular Shades

With a few tips and tricks you can shorten your cellular shades to the exact length you need. With the right tricks and tips you will be able to get them shortened to the exact right length for your needs, and it only takes a few minutes to do.

Tip 1: Starting Off

First, lower the cellular shades to the their full length. Then decide how long you want them to be and place a paper clip on the pleat where it needs to end. This marks the spot when it comes time to actually shorten shade. It is also a good idea to get two more paper clips and place them right below the first. Go ahead and take off the first paper clip after you have applied the other two. This way, you will be able to cut it exactly where it should be.

Tip 2: End Caps

Once you have picked out the spot, you are ready to remove the end caps. They are located at the bottom part of your shade. Once you have done this you are ready to slide the rail off of the bottom of the shades. Now you should be able to see the internal cords weighed down by some washers.

Tip 3: Cutting

Once you have the washers exposed, take off the paper clip that is on the side you wish to start on. Cut the pleat that is on the front of the cellular shade. Once you have done this, do the same with the back pleat. Work slowly, taking care not to cut any of the cords as you go. As you are cutting, make your way to the washers and cut them off the two cords that are going to be above the actual knots. Once you have done this place the washers in a nearby area. Make sure that you have all of the extra fabric removed from the area.

Tip 4: Finish Up

Once you have finished removing the extra fabric you are ready to remove the plastic slat that is at the lower part of the extra fabric. Once you have done this, go to the bottom pleat and insert the plastic slat and string the cord from the left of the plastic slat all the way to the bottom pleat. From there, reattach the washer and tie your cord into a knot. Do this on both sides. Slide the bottom rail over the plastic slat that you just placed down and you're done.