DIY: Pleated Lampshades (With Embroidered Surprises), Price range Version

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For a protracted whereas I’ve been eyeing knife-pleated lampshades, wanting a few my very own. Then I noticed I might make one myself with a thrifted shades, a swath of cloth, and never a lot else. Whole price? About $12 a shade.

Right here’s how.

Pictures by Mel Walbridge for Remodelista.


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Above: Collect provides.

Right here’s what you’ll want:

  • Lampshade (I discovered a number of at Goodwill for $2 every; it’s okay in the event that they’re a little bit blemished.)
  • Material, plain or patterned (a mid-weight cloth that isn’t too skinny but additionally folds effectively works finest; I used easy cotton.)
  • Material scissors
  • Needle and thread or cloth glue (I used Bish’s Unique Tear Mender, a US-made prompt adhesive; word that that is finest for darkish and patterned materials solely, as I realized it reveals by means of gentle materials after some time.)
  • Non-compulsory: spray starch or home made starch (1 tablespoon flour combined with 1 cup chilly water) and paintbrush
  • Yard stick or ruler
  • Clip
  • Straightener or garments iron

1. Measure the material.

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Above: Begin by measuring the quantity of cloth you’ll want. You’ll want a protracted strip, at the very least 3-4 occasions the diameter of the underside of the lampshade. Ensure that the material is about two inches taller than the lampshade high to backside, too—sufficient for a one-inch hem on each edges and a little bit little bit of overhang.

2. Hem the sides.

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