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Thursday, July 7, 2011

Ruffled Lamp Tutorial

I'm so excited! These lamps turned out so well!! Sooo...I wanted to share the tutorial with you.

I know, I know. There are 150 million ruffled lamp tutorials out there. So why not one more, that's what I say.

I got these lamps from Goodwill for $3 for each base and $2 for each shade. Not a pretty color, eh?

I so did not want to try to figure out how to cover the shade. So I may have cheated a little and sprayed them with primer. Cheating? Yes. Easier? Definitely.

Nice repainted bases.

To make the ruffle, I cut out strips of muslin about 2 inches wide. Then I sewed down the center of the fabric strip (make sure your stitch length is on the longest setting). Do not backstitch. When you're done pull the bobbin thread and pull it until you get the amount of rufflage you want!

Hot glue just the center of the strip onto the shade (my shade is pretty sad looking here!).


Ooooo, lots of ruffles!

Look at her in action! Sweet.

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Sew Cute Tuesday (Creative Itch)
Tutorial Tuesday at Hope Studios
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  1. So cute! I love this.

    Your newest follower,
    (come check it out?)

  2. I am crazy about ruffles and absolutely LOVE your lamp shades!! They're so pretty. Makes me want to ruffle some of mine!

  3. What a great way to add texture to a room. I love this idea!

  4. CUTE! Love your blog too! Stopping by from W/W hop, and following you! Would love you to stop by as well! Happy Wednesday!

  5. I absolutely love these shades! I am so excited that you posted this, I can make these with different fabric for my daughter's room! Visiting and following via Welcome Wednesday hop...hop over to my blog and follow back if you like...

    Jessica K

  6. Hi! I found you through the Laugh, Love, Craft link party :) These lamps are absolutely adorable! Great job!

  7. wow! it's beautiful!


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