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Project

Bandanna Lampshade

Take your time making the template. It's easier (and less expensive) to adjust that than to cut another piece of fabric.

Materials

  • Paper lampshade in white
  • Large sheet of paper, such as a double page of newspaper
  • Cotton fabric
  • Sewing machine and sewing supplies
  • Double-fold bias tape
  • Fabric glue

Steps

  1. Step 1

    To make a template, place shade on its side on paper. Roll shade slowly, tracing along its upper and lower edges. Continue tracing all the way around the shade.

  2. Step 2

    Add 1/2-inch seam allowance, and cut out. Place paper template on fabric, and cut fabric.

  3. Step 3

    Sew fabric's short, straight ends together, and press seam open. Turn right side out.

  4. Step 4

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    Slip fabric over lampshade. Cut lengths of bias tape to fit around the top and bottom (allow 1 inch extra, for overlap). Slide bias tape over shade's top rim. The front half should cover the fabric; the back half should cover the inside of the shade. Squeeze a thin line of glue around the shade's inside and outside, and pinch along tape to adhere bias tape. Repeat with bottom rim. Let dry.

Source
Martha Stewart Living, July 2011

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