Bias Tape Craft: Mood Lighting
Fashion meets function in this easy-to-make, customizable fabric trim.
Source: Martha Stewart Living, June 2007
The handmade bias tape on this simple, no-sew project can complement curtains, pillows, or any other fabric in the room.
Learn Bias Tape Basics before you start.
Single-fold bias tape
Measure the circumference of the top and the bottom of a lampshade. Cut two corresponding strips of single-fold bias tape (any width), allowing 1 inch for finishing.
Using fabric glue, attach bias tape to shade, beginning and ending at the shade's seam. Tuck last 1/2 inch of bias tape under itself, and affix to shade.