How to draw the lamp shade

How to draw the lamp shade

The fabric tense on the lamp shade can be torn, sag or burn out over time. If the bracket frame is in good condition, do not hurry to throw out the lamp. Make independently cover for the lamp shade, considering interior in which the updated lighting instrument should be.

It is required to you

  • - lamp shade framework;
  • - fabric;
  • - tracing-paper or newspaper;
  • - pencil;
  • - centimetric tape;
  • - sewing machine;
  • - scissors;
  • - gun with hot glue.


1. Deenergize the electric device. Then remove the lamp shade from the lamp. For this purpose it is necessary to turn off cartridge which fixes bracket frame to the basis of chandelier or floor lamp.

2. Accurately you podporit old fabric on the lamp shade in places of its fastening with basis. On old sample it will be convenient to make new pattern. If you have available naked framework without fabric, then the pattern should be made independently.

3. Spread on table or on floor piece of tracing-paper, old wall-paper or the unrolled newspaper leaf. Apply to them the fabric removed from the lamp shade. Circle it with pencil.

4. If the peg-shaped lamp shade and pattern needs to be done from "zero", measure by centimetric tape bottom edge of basis and also distance between top and bottom of the lamp shade. Draw rectangle on paper, having made 3 cm increase on seam and on 2 cm on podgib from two parties. Envelop paper pattern rigid basis and precisely adjust it by means of pencil and pins. Cut off superfluous.

5. Pin pattern to fabric tailor's pins. Translate it pencil or piece of chalk. Do not forget to make joint margins and podgib. If your cover is pasted to rigid basis from plastic, then podgib can it is not required.

6. Check lamp shade basis. If it is metal framework, then on it there should not be rusty spots which will soil fabric. If such spots are, coat framework on metal. Pick up color taking into account color of new cover. On plastic basis there should not be sharp hangnails. They can be ground abrasive paper.

7. Sweep away threads cover for the lamp shade and try on it. If everything is all right, then stitch product on the machine and fix it on framework.

8. If the cover needs to be pasted on rigid basis, then moisten fabric with glue from spray and pull it on the plastic basis. Miss the mark seam between edges of fabric with hot glue from gun. That the cover has not slipped, fix it by clothespins from above and from below framework until glue dries.

9. Fix the updated lamp shade on the lamp.

Author: «MirrorInfo» Dream Team