Please note that I opted to do some sewing on this shade, however you can do this with just the glue. I also used 2 layers of muslin prior to putting my main fabric on the shade to lessen the shadow of the print on the original shade when the light is on.
WHAT YOU WILL NEED:
> Old Lampshade
> Paper for creating your pattern (I used packing paper from a recent Amazon order)
> Fabric of Craft Glue (heat tolerant – I used Aleene’s Tacky Glue)
> Spray Adhesive (heat tolerant – I used 3M 90)
> Sewing is optional
Layout your pattern paper and trace the outline of the shade while rolling the shade along the paper. Be sure to leave an additional inch on the top and bottom to fold over the edges. Cut out your pattern.
Lay your pattern on your fabric and cut. (I used 2 layers of muslin as a base for my lampshade because of the print on the original shade….if your shade is plain, you can get away with only using your main fabric)
Spray a generous, even coat of adhesive on your lampshade. Let dry for a few seconds until tacky
Take your time rolling the fabric on the shade making sure to flatten out any bubbles/bumps along the way
For the main fabric, create an even seam by folding one edge over on itself. Either glue in place or stitch.
Using the same technique, spray the lampshade with the adhesive and roll the fabric on the shade evenly.
Use the glue to seal the seam (the adhesive spray is too messy for this). I used Aleene’s Tacky Glue.
Trim the excess fabric on the bottom of the lampshade if needed (you only want about an inch to overlap on the inside)
Either glue or sew around the perimeter of the shade, pulling the fabric over the edge as you go. Take your time here….neatness counts!
For the top of the shade, cut slits in the exce ss fabric every 3/4″ making sure not to cut all the way to the shade…leave yourself about 1/4″
Pull the flaps taught to the inside of the shade and glue in place (I used the tacky glue here)
And there you have it!