3 Handmade by youYou will make a professional Lampshade from the covering of choice. The Lampshade can be used as a Pendant (ceiling)or with a suitable Table Lamp.
4 You will need Large clean flat working area Covering of choice ScissorsSharp KnifeLamination Squeegee (optional)
5 List of components needed 1 x Plain Lampshade Ring1 x Plain Lampshade Ring with fitting1 x Self adhesive Lampshade panel1 x Roll of 9mm Double sided tape1 x Rolled Edge toolPlusYour covering of choice, Textile, Fabric, or Wallpaper can be used.
6 Your covering 20cm = 645mm x 220mm 30cm = 970mm x 255mm The minimum size of your cover needs to beKit size20cm = mm x 220mm30cm = mm x 255mm40cm = mm wide x 290mm45cm = mm wide x 290mm70cm = mm wide x 300mm
7 Let’s get goingYou are now ready to make your lampshade. The satisfaction of saying “I Made This “ is priceless. Good Luck!
8 Prepare your coveringCut down your covering to size, it needs to be bigger than the lampshade panel.Remove creases and any loose fibres, lay out on your work surface “FACE DOWN”.
9 Make the lampshade panel Pick up the self adhesive panel and peel back around 10cm of the release paper. Working from the edge stick the panel down onto your covering.
10 Pull the exposed release paper, smooth out from the middle as you pull.
11 Turn the panel over and press your covering firmly into the adhesive smoothing as you go.
12 Using a sharp knife or scissors trim the surplus covering from the panel. Try to avoid leaving frayed edges.
13 Crack the backing along the scored edges by folding backwards and forwards Then peel off the PVC edges Take care when removing , try and avoid fraying.
14 Apply a strip of the 9mm double sided tape to the edge of the panel on the PVC side. This will be used to join the lampshade together at the seam.Your panel is now complete..
15 Prepare the ringsApply the 9mm double sided tape to the outside of the lampshade rings.Keep tape in the centre applying evenly all the way round..
16 Crunch the tape into the ring and smooth round Crunch the tape into the ring and smooth round. Remove the release paper from the rings The rings are now ready for rolling around the panel..
17 RollingNOTE: The Fitting ring must be inside the lampshade. Place sticky rings along the PVC edge of the panel . The rings will pick up the panel, start rolling them down the panel keeping in line with the PVC edge..
18 Keep going following the PVC edge Keep going following the PVC edge. If you go out of line don't worry, go back!.
19 Seal the lampshade seam When you get to the overlap remove the release paper from the double sided tape you applied earlier. Let the panels come together, position the join on your work surface and press the join hard from inside the shade..
20 SnipTurn the shade fitting side up. Using your scissors snip the covering above the struts.So the covering can fit behind. ..
21 FoldFold the surplus covering inside the lampshade. Keep the covering stretched tight so it does not pucker.Tuck fabric into the ring ready for finishing. ..
22 FinishingPick up the rolled edge tool. Use the serrated edge to push the covering behind the ring..
23 Use the smooth side of the tool to finish the tucking process. Place the tool behind the ring and run it round the whole lampshade..
24 CompleteYou will now have made a professionally finished top quality lampshade that can be used as a pendant (ceiling fitting) or with a table lamp..