Well here it is......the finished lampshade ( it might need one more touch, I'm asking for your opinion at the end of the post), so as promised, this is how I did it.
Cut fabrics in carefully calculated strips. My lampshade was different circumferences at the top and bottom making it a real challenge for me. Thanks to hubby and a calculator I could move on to the next step. ( thanks dear)!
I ironed in the raw edges on both sides and gave the fabric and the lampshade a quick spray with quilt basting spray. The reason I use this spray first is that it is repositionable. I could apply the fabric and reposition it as needed. When I got them in the perfect position I used spray adhesive, securing the fabric having the top and bottom edges of fabric expending beyond the shade.
I hot glued the edges of the fabric to the inside of the shade and glued black velvet ribbon to cover the raw edge.
Far be it from me to leave well enough alone... I added a lace trim on top of that. After all it will show if you are sitting at the desk and I think it is a pretty surprise, don't you? O.K. so here is where I need your opinion. I have a whole spool of this lace trim and I thought I might trim out the outside too! I placed a few scraps on the outside just to see what it would look like.
Whatcha think? with or without? Please leave a comment and help me out. Now that these are done it's on to a new "Project Decorate" project!