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HOW TO MAKE THE LAMPSHADE

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Step 1: The fabric is ironed and laid out, with the wrong side uppermost, on a firm, smooth surface. After peeling off the backing, the roll of plastic lining is smoothed out over the fabric, making sure the pattern is straight and avoiding creases. Using sharp scissors, all the fabric edges are trimmed up close to the lining.

Step 2: Using the scissors, a line is carefully scored approximat­ely ½in (1cm) in from each long side of the lining edges. The plastic is snapped back along the scored lines and the backing peeled off.

Step 3: Double-sided sticky tape is applied to the wrong side of one short edge of the cover and around the outside edge of both round frames. The backing is removed from the tape on the frame edges so the sticky sides are outermost.

Step 4: The round frames are lined up with the long edges of the fabric and the shade is rolled up. It may be preferable to ask for an extra pair of hands to help get going. Once past the first bit, the rolling will become easier. When near the end, the backing is peeled off the double-sided tape applied to the short edge, and the short ends of the shade closed firmly together. The length of the seam is pressed several times to secure it firmly in place.

Step 5: Using sharp scissors, the fabric is snipped down to the frame at the point of each spoke and the bottom and top edges of the fabric tucked over.

Step 6: Using the tool provided in the kit, the edges are pushed in around the metal frame. This gives it a neat rolled edge and a profession­al finish. If renovating an old shade, the edge of a plastic spatula can be used instead. Braid or fringing can be applied with fabric glue to the outside edges if desired.

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FAT QUARTER: ONE-PIECE PROJECTS BY TINA BARRETT
GMC Publicatio­ns, RRP £12.99, available online and from all
Adapted from FAT QUARTER: ONE-PIECE PROJECTS BY TINA BARRETT GMC Publicatio­ns, RRP £12.99, available online and from all

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