06 Jul DIY: Easy Way To Cover Lamp Shades
Cut out the fabric about 5/8″ outside of the label. This extra amount will be for your Stitch Witchery. Also, leave a little extra fabric on one end to overlap…just a little…I think this is about 1 inch.
If you have never used Stitch Witchery, it’s an awesome product. It basically glues fabric together to make a nice edge on it. Lay out your Stitch Witchery on each side of the fabric.
Use your iron to press the fabric and Stitch Witchery together. You should get a finished edge like below. Leave the one end without the Stitch Witchery, as this end will be overlapped with the finished edge.
At the end of your fabric, you will want to have it finished to look like it’s one continual piece. This is where the fabric glue comes in.
On the seam of the fabric, make a small line of glue and press the fabric together. Let this dry.
You will end up with a cute covered lampshade that was EASY!!
Now if you are like me and want a more finished look– I decided to add ribbon to the top and bottom of the shade.
I made a small line of fabric glue around the top edge of the lampshade and placed the ribbon around it.
To prevent the ribbon from fraying on the end, I used pinking shears to cut the ribbon. Don’t worry, no one will look that close at your ribbon to see the jagged edge. Glue the two ends of the ribbons together.
Repeat the process with the bottom ribbon.
And you are FINISHED!! A super cute covered lampshade that was so easy to do! I absolutely LOVE this self-adhesive lampshade and will buy them again hands down!