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How to make a lampshade

How to make a lampshade

This guide teaching you how to make a lampshade was kindly provided by Needcraft, producers of craft kits which teach traditional skills.

Make your own Lampshade

Would you like to make your own lampshade, perfectly matching to your décor?  If you have been making your own cushions, curtains or other items for the home you could use matching fabrics to make a top quality rolled edge lamp.

Instead of using a standard shop bought lampshade you can make one from the fabric of your choice which will not only give you a sense of satisfaction but will give a unique touch to your home. 

Lampshade making kits UK

You will need:

2 Lampshade rings, one with the fitting, in the size and shape you want for your shade.

Self adhesive lampshade panel (size depends on the size of lampshade you are making)

1 Five meter role of self adhesive tape

1 Rolled edge tool

You can buy a kit with all the relevant supplies or buy individual components from the Needcraft website.

The pdf below gives you step by step instructions for making your own lampshade.

Lampshade making tutorial


Read our review of the Needcraft lampshade making kit. 

If you are looking for design inspiration do visit Needcraft on FacebookTwitter or Pinterest. 

Learn how to make your own lampshade