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Covering Toile Lamp Shade

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Double Layer of Black Trim

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Here are some details about my project:
Category Sewing
Type Home Decor
Style Classic, Victorian / Steampunk, Romantic, Traditional, Retro / Vintage
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What materials did you use? Black and Creme Toile Linen, Black Decorator Trim, Lamp Shade Frame and ivory polyester knit fabric to cover metal struts,

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What are you most proud of? I used two layers of trim to finish the lamp. One layer of fringe, and one layer ball trim. Tip: I took the toile covered lamp shade with me to Hancock Fabric, and auditioned several trims. This way I was able to try on different looks, and measure properly the yardage needed to trim the entire lamp.

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? There are two different ways to cover a lamp shade and it depends on the shape of the frame. I'll post a couple more lamp shade covering projects so you can see how it's done. It takes patience to make lamp shade covers, but the results are great. You can do this, it easy.

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Great Job, be proud of it . Cngrats!

11/27/2012 Flag

Love what you did!

11/28/2012 Flag

Wow wow wow stunning..........

11/29/2012 Flag

Hello Christine, Charlotte, and No Pattern User. Thanks for your encouraging words. I'd like to know more about what are you gals going to sew this week. Feel free to drop me a line on my website 1893victorianfarmhouse.

11/29/2012 Flag