Help with making Lampshades

Instructions and resources to help you make great lampshades.

Lampshade Makers' Knowledge, Support and Inspiration Forum

The first thing we would suggest, if you need any help or advice, is to ask the lampshade makers and manufacturers in our Facebook forum.
Here you will get real practical advice and real-time answers to your questions.

Go to our forum,  click here 

If you want some more detailed information into making lampshades, we recommend the following books in our bookshop.

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Video tutorials
We have made some video tutorials to show you how to use our products.
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Bulb Wattage Advice
We have put together a simple guide so you can determine the wattage of the lampshade you are making
click here If you would like to view the guide

Lampshades made with fabric only (Soft Shades) Advice

How to find the Bias of the material.
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How to make a pattern for a frame.
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How to fix the cover to a frame.
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How to trim and finish your lampshade
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