DIY – Lampshade cover

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

diy - lampshade cover

Lampshades are a really easy way to bring some color in your home. It’s also really easy to remove the lampshades en replace them with a new one. But if you want to change often there is another, cheaper,  solution: lampshade covers! This way you can make your lampshades look the way you want them to look. In every color or print you can think of. You just need some fabric and velcro!

The full instruction continues after the jump . . .

What you need

– fabric
– velcro
– if you have a thin fabric, you need backing.

How to make it

First measure your lampshade. Make the height of your cover one cm bigger then the height of your lampshade. This way you will never see the original lampshade. For the wide of your cover you have to make sure you take a inch more for the velcro. Cut the fabric with on cm seam allowance. Zigzag the fabric all the way around. Now make a seam of one cm on all sides and stitch. Place the velcro on the ends of the fabric sew.

Your lampshade cover is ready!

6 Responses
  • Lori
    March 19, 2012

    Great job with the lampshade covers! LOVING the fabric choice!

    • Wilma
      March 19, 2012

      Thank you! The fabric is from Ikea. I don’t know if they still have it.

  • Mindie
    March 21, 2012

    Great shade!

  • Kelly@ Here Comes the Sun
    March 23, 2012

    What a simple way to transform a lamp! Thank you for sharing at Fabulous Friday. I will be featuring you tomorrow.

    • Wilma
      March 23, 2012

      Thank you Kelly. That would be great!

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