Thursday, September 14, 2006

Another Simple Lampshade!


I had a break from sewing yesterday, to make these little lampshades. I used the lovely scraps of vintage French fabrics that I bought at The American Museum.

All you need to do is cut or tear the fabric into small squares or oblongs. Then taking an old card lampshade as a base, start gluing the pieces down. I used PVA glue, as it dries clear.

Make sure you smooth the fabric down, with no wrinkles. Cover the entire shade, overlapping slightly where necessary.

I have several more shades to cover, so will probably take them along to sell on my stand at the next Antiques Fair.
Niki

15 comments:

  1. That is really lovely niki!

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  2. I love this idea for lampshades. Yours are so pretty. I've got a fairly awkward shape oval shade that I don't like anymore. Covering it in small scraps would definitley be the easiest way. Can't wait to give it a try.

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  3. Niki, thanks for those wonderful ideas! They sure look great.
    Now I want to go out and shop for lampshades!!!!!!

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  4. What a clever idea - I have a lampshade of this style that I have been hanging ont o, with no idea of what to do with it. That is a great inspiration.[And a great vindication for my hoarding ; ) ]

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  5. Thanks for the great idea! Can I steal it :-)?
    By the way, Panduro is available in English! Here is the link:
    http://www.panduro.co.uk/

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  6. Oh Niki, you make everything look so effortless! But we all know it also takes skill and an eye for the right styles and colours of fabric. I will see you at the next DMG Fair at Shepton and will enjoy looking at (and buying, no doubt!) all your lovely wares!

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  7. Brilliant idea Niki, they look so effective and only use little scraps of fabric too, perfect!

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  8. Just found you via CityFarmer all I can say is...fantastic!

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  9. Darling, what a clever idea!

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  10. Thats a good idea, will show this to Toby when he gets home, he is really into fabric and patchwork at the moment. Thanks for the inspiration.
    Penny.

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  11. Hi Niki,

    I have made lace lampshades, cut and pierce lampshades but I never thought of doing the scrap lampshade.What a great idea, especially if one collects scrap pieces of vintage lace and fabric.Thanks for the idea.

    Annabelle

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  12. Wow that beautiful fabric is just glued on the lampshade, how fablulous Niki! Seeing that I can't sew this is something I could do as well, if I would have such gorgeous fabric that is lol. The lampshades are looking so delightful!

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  13. Btw I've bought myself another lovely lamp with a rosy lampshade and a matching rose tablecloth yesterday at the country shop we've visited so I'm not too sad, that I don't own one of your gorgeous lampshades.

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  14. SO easy and so neat! It turned out so lovely!

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