11.24.2012

Slipcovered lamp shades

I have been using this method to change my lampshades for a while now, and thought I’d share how I do it.  The beauty of creating a slip cover rather than gluing on the fabric, is that it’s so easy to change when you are ready.

Lampshade slip cover tutorial

I bought a curtain in the clearance section at Home Sense for $10

Lampshade slip cover tutorial

The shades are not drum shaped, they are slightly tapered at the top. I placed the shade on some kraft paper and traced it to create my pattern.

Lampshade slip cover tutorial

I cut it out 1/2” bigger all around to allow for seam allowance.  I then traced it on to my fabric and cut them out. 

Turn the top and bottom edges over 1/2” and iron, then sew.

Lampshade slip cover tutorial

Right side facing in, wrap the fabric around the shade, brining the ends together, then pin down the length of the fabric.

Lampshade slip cover tutorial

Remove the slipcover and sew down the edge that you marked with your pins.

Turn it right side out matching your seam to the seam on the shade,  and slip it over.

Lampshade slip cover tutorial

That’s it. Easy to do and easy to change.

Before

Lampshade slip cover tutorial
After

Lampshade slip cover tutorial

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13 comments:

  1. I would have thought that there would be elastic involved but this is so much easier and a perfect fit!

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  2. love all the colors you have in there! looks awesome!

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  3. I never thought of lampshade slipcover! So cool! I love that fabric!!

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  4. That is genius! So clever Mel, and I never would have thought to look for a lamp shade in the shower curtain section. I am so impressed!
    Debbie

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  5. Love that pattern with your living room decor! Looks fabulous!!

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  6. Fantastic idea Mel! I love this and need to implement it for a couple of my lamp shades. I have also been thinking of making slip covers with elastic for my covered seat cushions for the chairs at the kitchen counter.

    You continue to inspire me to do beautiful things on a dime. :)

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  7. Love this idea! I have been having a terrible time finding a shade for a vintage glass lamp that I bought recently. Now I know that I don't have to worry about the pattern just that it's the right size.

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  8. Very creative. And I love your fabric choice!

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  9. oh my stars... cute cute cute and easy enough!! love the fabric ~ repurposed! lol!

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  10. Those are lovely lamp shades. I love your style. Thanks for sharing.

    FenchelShades.com

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  11. Now that's the kind of redoing project I love. You make it look pretty simple and straight forward so I'm going to have to try that. Wish I could find fabric like yours, the colors are great for my l/r. So glad you shared this project.
    I'm a new subscriber, forget now where I came over from. Sorry.

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  12. This is genius! Thank you for sharing.

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