Find & Flip: Fabric Lampshade

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by Angela Son, A.C. Moore Craftologist

Find & Flip: Fabric Lampshade

We were so lucky to have found a hand wrought vintage lampshade in such good condition during our trip to the Brimfield Antique Show in Massachusetts. Stripped down to its wire frame, we saw the opportunity to create a whole new lampshade with an eclectic mix of fabric prints.

Tips:
•Expect to pay anywhere from $15-$25 depending on the size and condition of the lampshade. Search flea markets, garage sales, and of course etsy.com for lampshades that still hold their original shape and have no bends
•If you like the shape of a lampshade that’'s already covered, you can carefully remove the fabric, then use this approach

Prove that one person's junk can indeed be another person's treasure! Post pics of re-purposed flea market finds: #ACMooreInspired

Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:less than two hours

Project Instructions

  • 1
    Cut your fabric strips 2-1/2" wide, but keep the length as long as you need. Then, tie the strips horizontally along one panel of the frame (we'’re referring to the open space between the wire columns as panels). Cut the excess off, but make sure to leave yourself 1”" on both ends. Repeat on each panel until the lampshade is covered.
  • 2
    Weave a 2”" wide fabric piece between the tied strips down each panel. Leave excess on the top and bottom, and then fold the ends inside and glue with Liquid Stitch.

Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:less than two hours

Project Supplies

  • •Fabric Palette Fat Quarters or Bundles of Your Choice (we used Jellies Bunch of Paisley) & Dritz Liquid Stitch 4 oz.
  • •Scissors & Ruler