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Sew 18 beautiful tailored, pleated and loose lampshades to suit your style

Learn to sew your own stunning lampshades using this comprehensive step-by-step guide from the founder of the Traditional Upholstery School, Joanna Heptinstall. The book contains 18 fully illustrated step-by-step projects, featuring tailored, pleated, faux-pleated and loose-cover designs. Each technique is covered in detail, from measuring your fabric, choosing a frame shape, calculating your seams, creating a shade, adding trims and choosing a stand. The projects require few specialist tools, can be easily customised to suit your home decor, and cover a range of styles, sizes and fabrics. The book is bursting with inspirational images, along with tips and tricks of the trade that Joanna has acquired over her successful career in upholstery.

Table of Contents
Introduction 6
Sewing Kit 8
Fabrics 10
Frame Shapes 12
Lampshades of very different shapes 16
Tailored Projects 18
Making a tailored shade:
the core skills 20
Multi-panelled Rag Bag Shade 36
Silver Shells Shade 44
Embroidered Vintage Table Linen Shade 50
Wool Origami Shade 56
Machine-embroidered Shade 62
Hand-embroidered Gift Shade 70
Woolly Tweed Shade 76
Pleated Projects 84
Making a pleated shade:
the core skills 86
Silk Box-pleated Shade 94
Swathed Pleats and Chiffon Roses 102
Mini Gathered Shades 110
Ombre Swathed Gathers 116
Striped Swathed Chiffon 124
Faux Pleats Projects 130
Faux Pleats with Bias Binding 130
Party Shades 136
Loose Projects 142
Reversible Kitchen Shade 144
Easy Loose Cover 150
Trimmings 154
Ideas for Stands 158
Index 160

Customer review

This inspirational and educational book is perfect for all those who love interiors and would like to create their own bespoke lampshades. It is equally perfect for those who love textiles and perhaps would like a project designing and making a lampshade, or even just someone who fancies being creative and would like to give lampshade making a go. With exceptionally clear step-by-step photographs, anyone, even those with no experience, could achieve a beautifully made lampshade. With sections on fabrics and all the different lampshade frames (who knew there were so many different shapes of frame!) the book begins with the basics before categorizing the different projects, such as creating tailored shades or pleated shades. Once youve made your shade, the book even gives you ideas for which lamp stand would suit your design best. The clear headings, troubleshooting and tip boxes contained in the text make this a book that is easy to use, therefore ensuring a successfully made lampshade to be proud of.

Customer review

What a fabulous book. so much detail and easy to follow picture and text instruction, I never knew making a lampshade could be such fun. Great sections on fabric, techniques and tips. I cannot wait to make my very first lampshade with the help of this book. Love it

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This is a truly sumptuous book, Joanna's passion and creativity in making lampshades absolutely shines throughout the book. There is so much inspiration in her choice of material and the shape of the lampshades, which when taken with her step by step instructions and gorgeous photography will inspire anyone to look at creating their own examples.

Make lampshades to match the décor of every room in your house with this innovative book. Learn how to tailor and pleat fabric, decorate with trimmings and cover frames to produce professional-looking creations you can be proud to display.

I have often fancied having a go at this but books covering the topic are not numerous; therefore it is good to see this one. I often wondered what you needed to buy to make them and was pleasantly surprised, because apart from the frames most of the items are the type of materials anybody owns already if they sew. After a look at frame shapes and a list of what you need this book has two main sections: tailored and pleated shades. In each section there is an in-depth guide to the core skills followed by several projects replete with easy to follow staged photographs. Is it difficult? This is not a book for a beginner to any type of sewing because you need a good basic knowledge of how to use a machine etc but broken down into manageable steps it is easier than I thought. It is a craft that relies on precision and attention to detail to get the fit right, but the results are very professional and rewarding. Find out what materials to use, have a go with some that you would not think ideal for lampshades but which work well and use up lots of scraps with some fun effects. Make loose covers and some of your own trimmings as well as shades for a garden party using ribbon. Definitely one for the keeper shelf.

Craft Business June/July 2018

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