If you have read any of my previous posts, you may remember that I bought a length of vintage lace at Bath's American Museum fair. I had some left, after using some at one of my windows, so decided to revamp an old lampshade. This is very simple to do....
Firstly measure the lower circumference of the lampshade to be covered and add approx: 15cm. Cut the lace to this length, then stitch the two short ends together, right sides facing.
Next create a channel along the top edge, all the way around, leaving a tiny gap in your stitching, in which to insert a drawstring. (You can use elastic if you prefer.)
Pull the drawstring up to fit the top opening of the shade and tie off. Place this over the shade, making sure it sits evenly. The advantage to this, is that it can be removed for washing, if it gets dusty.
I love the way that the pattern in the lace shows as a silhouette when the lamp is switched on.
Perfect for your boudoir!!