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Sewing Lampshades


How to create your own tailored and pleated designs by Joanna Heptinstall

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  • Publisher: Search Press
  • Edition: BC Paperback
  • Publication: 17 June 2018
  • ISBN 13/EAN: 9781782214496
  • Carton Qty: 20
  • Size: 8.5 x 11 inches
  • Illustrations: 450
  • Pages: 160
  • RRP Price: $22.95
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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

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