Do It Yourself! The Roller Shade Clutch Kit has everything needed to create your own easy-to-use roller shades: just add your favorite shade fabric (Click Here). Raise or lower a shade of up to 24 pounds effortlessly just by pulling the ball chain loop cord. The ball chain can be cut to size for your required loop length; we include enough ball chain to accommodate the maximum shade length of 12 feet. The ends of the ball chain are fastened together to form a loop with the included chain connector. We have included two ball stoppers to limit the ball chain to a specific length, if desired. Continuous Loop Ball Chains are available separately at Sailrite® if a specific continuous length is required for extra safety, keeping the chain higher and free from the reach of children and pets.

This is a no-sew DIY project! All you need, beyond common household tools, is a rotary cutter, or a pair of scissors, and a ruler. Construction time is less than 2 hours. We recommend using SheerWeave®, Phifertex® Designer or Phifertex® Plus -- all available at Sailrite!

The roller and the bottom rail can be cut to size to fit a smaller window. We recommend using a hacksaw with a bimetal 32 TPI blade to cut these parts.

Instructions for this kit are only available in video format in conjunction with the Sailrite Fabric Calculator.

Pro Tips:

  • Select a fabric that is wide enough so that seams are not required. Many fabrics can be rotated 90 degrees as long as the fabric width, minus 12 inches, is less than the desired shade length.
  • SheerWeave is available in several very wide widths and therefore can often be very cost-effective and utilized for multiple Roller Shades, cutting two or more shade blanks from a single width of fabric.

WARNING: Strangulation Hazard! Always keep the ball chain loop secured to the Hold Down Clip and keep out of the reach of children and pets.

Kit Includes:

  • 1 Roller Clutch Unit
  • 1 Pair of Brackets (inside, outside or ceiling mounted)
  • 10 Phillips Pan Head #8 Screws
  • 48 inches Aluminum Shade Roller with Double-Sided Tape (1.5" OD)
  • 48 inches Plastic Insert Tape
  • 48 inches Bottom Drop Rail in White
  • 2 Bottom Drop Rail End Caps
  • 1 Clear Hold Down Clip
  • 20 feet Ball Chain (creates up to a 10 foot loop)
  • 1 Ball Chain Connector
  • 2 Ball Stoppers
  • 1 Safety Warning Tag
  • Written Instructions


Width: 48"
Hardware Material: Aluminum, Plastic
Maximum Width: 48 inches
Maximum Shade Length: 144 inches (based on ball chain with connector)
Maximum Wall Clearance: 1 inch between the roller and wall
Projection (Bracket Mount to Roller Center): 1.750 inches
Edge Gap*: 0.688 inch
Maximum Ball Chain Length: 240 inches
* The gap between the window molding and the fabric, for inside mounts only.


Wide Bracket Front

A. 2.427"
B. 2.760"

Wide Bracket Side

C. 0.712"

Roller Clutch Front

D. 3.198"
E. 2.680"

Narrow Bracket Front

A. 2.434"
B. 0.723"
C. 1.330"
D. 2.011"


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Denise Forster
Verified Purchase

great value

easy to assemble, the directions for how to install the pull chain on clutch could be more clear. I had to search you tube for a better visual

Verified Purchase

This was my very first roller shade project from scratch using your kit and I am absolutely pleased and very happy with the results. I watched your video several times and practically did everything on pause. The only thing I did need was a mitre because I could not cut the rod on my table like in the video. Otherwise everything came out just like the instructions on the video. Very very helpful. Everything you need is listed to do the project flawlessly. Thank you Sailrite. Very satisfied customer.

Roger Wilhoit
Verified Purchase

The usual great quality from Sailrite!

Chad Henke
Verified Purchase

Works great, easy to make.

Scott Goetze
Verified Purchase

Excellent quality. Product exactly as expected.

anthony wiltshire
Verified Purchase

service was great

Jay Kramer

SailRite made it easy!

The vedio instrctions were extreamly helpful, along with the written that were in the kit. I'll be doing more windows in the future. When you compare the retail price of some of these larger shades Sailrite wins!


roller shade debaucle/resolution

I purchased two of these 48 inch kits and they unfortunately came with a 36 inch plastic insert tape. After contacting Sailrite via email, they immediately investigated and found that some 48 inch kits had indeed been equipped with 36 inch plastic insert tape. They removed those kits from inventory, and immediately sent me the correct length insert tape. The roller shades were simple to assemble and look beautiful with the grey phifertex.

Jessica Scharle
Verified Purchase

High quality

I loved everything about this kit except the bottom rail. It was to big for my project. So I will have to find a thinner one.


Rolling in de-light

We like the sturdiness and glide of the shade and mechanism as well as the overall look of the shade. Glad to be able to select/customize the shade with color choices available and to be able to paint lower rail to compliment the fabric. I will say that the video instructions were very helpful. I would consider adding a notation (I didn't see one) in the written instructions to check out the video. With that said, I will say there is a small measurement discrepancy on the written instructions and the video regarding the amount you subtract from the window width measurement; in 2.3, 2.4, 2.5 it references subtracting 1 1/4" from the measured width and in the video it says to subtract 1 3/8". Minor detail and would probably work with either measurement, but it causes us to pause a little longer.

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