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Monday, July 2, 2012

{Giant Ruffle Lampshade Tutorial}

 

Remember this fun lamp that sports a giant ruffle in our bedroom?!

 

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Today, I am going to share with you how you can make your own!
Yippy!
Ok, so start by measuring the circumference around your lamp shade and multiply that by 3 or 4, depending on how “ruffily” you want your ruffle to be.
This will be your length.
For the width, measure the width of your lampshade and visualize how much of the actual shade you want to peek out. 
I wanted my shade to show few inches on either side, but if you want to cover the entire shade then make sure you add at least 1 1/2 inches to the width of your fabric for seam allowance, etc.
 

Fold your long sides down 1/4 inch then 1/4 inch again.
Iron in place and pin, then stitch.
Make sure you backstitch at both ends!
(Do this for both long sides!)

 

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Next set your machine to the longest stitch setting and stitch about 1 or so inch away from the edge. DO NOT BACK STITCH!!!!
(Do this for both long sides)

 

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Next pull ONE thread at the end of the long stitch to create your ruffle at one of the sides then repeat for the other long side.
Use your shade as a guide to see how much or little you need to ruffle and adjust accordingly. You need to make sure to leave about an inch overlap.

 

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Plug your hot glue gun in and lay your shade on it’s side.
Then lay the ruffle on top of the shade with the end on top of the seam.
This is where you will begin.
Run a long line of hot glue along the end of the ruffle and press into place.

 

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Next begin by running a strip of hot glue along the stitch that created the ruffle and press into place. I found that it works best to run a strip a few inches long at a time, press into place and repeat on the other side.

 

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Fold your fabric back and continue to run strips of hot glue along where the ruffle stitch will touch the lampshade then press into place…
Make sure your ruffle is straight!
And remember to glue a few inches along one side then a few inches along the other side working your way around the lampshade.

Continue this until your ends overlap and run hot glue the end into place.

 

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Once your ruffle is all glued to the lampshade,
you can go back and “tack” any places that may stick out funny, etc.

 

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Now you have a super fun lampshade for your home!

 

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Isn’t it fun?!

 

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Yay for giant ruffles!
(and little ruffles too!)

22 comments:

  1. This is such a great tutorial! I love the fabric you chose, too! Have a great week!

    Take care,

    Trish

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  2. LOVE me some ruffles...especially GIANT ones :)

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  3. love, love, love ruffles! So fun!

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  4. That is so flippin' cute. Thank you for sharing. Visiting from Chef in Training. Would love it if you would share this at my Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. http://thededicatedhouse.blogspot.com/2012/07/make-it-pretty-monday-week-4.html Wishing you a grand 4th. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

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  5. So cute!! Love the colors...great job!!

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  6. The lampshade is STUNNING!!! LOVE the fabric! You did a fabulous job with the tutorial!

    You are planning on sharing this at The DIY Dreamer.. From Dream To Reality.. right? :)

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  7. I'm a huge fan of golds and yellows lately, so I <3 your project. The fabric is perfect. Thanks for the tutorial!

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  8. I love it!! It's too flippin' cute!!! I'm definitely pinning this to use later! Maybe in my daughter's room?? Hmmm... the wheels are turning...

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  9. Love what you did to the lamp shade. I really like the fabric design and color. Yellow is awesome! and the lamp stand is just plain awesome! We'd love it if you'd share this at our Home is Where the Heart is! http://www.homesteadsimple.com/home-is-where-the-heart-is-link-it-up-wednesdays-1/

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  10. OMG!! How cute is that!? I might have to do this to one of my lamps!! :o)

    Tania

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  12. Too cute! Visiting from the link up - I am loving this fabric!

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  14. I have that very same super cute fabric and i just haven't known what to do with it!This lamp ocks sistah! Hope all is well with baby Hollis-keep it up and hang in there:)
    Kim

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  15. Great tut! And the fabirc you chose is perfect. I would love it if you would share this on my linky party - Tout It Tuesday. http://www.claimingourspace.com/2012/07/tout-it-tuesday-15.html

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  16. Featuring YOU today! Thanks for linking up to GSC. :)

    Ginger @ gingersnapcrafts.com

    http://www.gingersnapcrafts.com/2012/07/take-look-at-you-my-favorites_19.html

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  17. Very cute. Great tutorial too. Thanks for linking with my textile party! xo Jami

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  18. Tonia @TheGunnySackJuly 20, 2012 at 12:39 AM

    What an adorable shade!

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  19. So pretty!! Love your colors. It just pops!
    Would you mind telling me if your wall is stenciled? If so, could I get both the names of the grays and what stencil you used?? Its the perfect color that I want for my wall. I've tried a bunch of different samples but can't find "the one!" Thanks so much. If you wouldn't mind emailing me the answers I'd be ever so happy!! Thanks Natalie. bicycleliz@yahoo.com

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  20. Hey Beth!

    Here is a post that will tell you all of the info you want to know! The giveaway is closed now! http://www.johnnyinadress.com/2012/06/cutting-edge-stencil-giveaway.html
    Have a wonderful week!

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