Cover an Old Lamp Shade with Pretty Piecing

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Create a Beautiful Accent for Any Room!

Update an old lamp shade with simple patchwork for a fresh and lovely touch anywhere in your home. The pieced cover is attached to the existing shade with basting spray for a quick finish.

Choose fabric in whatever color scheme you like best. One and a half inch strips are used for the piecing. You may already have leftover strips you can cut down to size or select a Honey Bun of pre-cut 1 1/2″ strips for already-coordinated fabrics.

Fabric Lamp Shade Tutorial

The strips are pieced to a paper foundation, based on the pattern you create from your lamp shade. Use a small stitch length so the paper can be easily removed.

Once the piecing is glued to the lamp shade, add a bit of hand stitching to finish it off. This easy project will only take a few hours to complete.

The pieced cover, designed by Rachel Griffith from P.S. I Quilt, can be adapted to any smooth (not pleated) lamp shade.

Click here for the free “Fabric Lamp Shade” tutorial.


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