Customise a plain table lampshade with a pretty botanical print You will need
• Vintage butterfly/botanical images (available copyright-free from thegraphicsfairy.com)
• Inkjet printer
• A4 inkjet organdie fabric (£14.90 for 5 sheets, vycombe-arts.co.uk)
• A4 paper
• Iron-on hemming tape
• Matching thread and needle
• Mini pompom trim
• Plain lampshade (ours is 16cm high)
• Slim organza ribbon
❶ Select your copyright-free images from the internet. Cut and paste, then resize according to the dimensions and layout on to an A4 format.
❷ Before printing on your organdie sheets, print on to paper first to check your design. When happy, print on to your organdie following the manufacturer’s instructions. We used three sheets with the same design printed in a landscape format. Join the sheets together using hemming tape to make a long rectangle. Hand-stitch a hem on the top and bottom. Stitch the pompom trim along the bottom edge. Then join the two ends together using hemming tape to make a cylinder.
❸ Place the organdie cylinder over the lampshade. Double up your thread and hand-stitch a line of running stitch all the way round the cylinder, approximately one-fifth of the way down from the top hem. Pull tight to fit the lampshade and secure the thread. Remove from the shade and cover the stitches with a length of organza ribbon secured by hand-stitching. Place back over the shade.
NOTE Organdie should never be in direct contact with the light bulb.