How to Cover a Damaged Grey Lamp Shades


Grey Lamp Shades – Rebasing the inside of a damaged lamp shade involves hand stitching. The lining of the curtain is heated more than the outside due to the proximity of the fabric to the bulb. Due to the heat of the bulb, use a natural fiber fabric such as muslin. Synthetic fabrics will melt when exposed to the bulb. Use a bulb not exceeding 60 watts to ensure the coating does not overheat. Create a pattern, and then the hand sews each panel to the interior structure.

Place the grey lamp shadeson a table. Examine the interior top edge to determine if the siding is sewn to the frame or glued. If stitched, insert the seam extractor under a stitch, lifting it up, cutting the stitch. Continue around the top edge, until the coating surface is loose. If the coating sticks, insert the extractor between the liner and the outer cover. Move the ripper to separate the adhesive from the structure. Frame ribs and the upper / lower part of the cloth have wrapped around the metal. Gently pull the adhesive coating. If the adhesive cannot be separated, cut the coating away. Repeat for the lower edge of the coating.

Look at the liner to determine how it applies to the ribs. The coating cannot be attached to the ribs. It can be sewn or pasted into one or more pieces. Remove the lining of the ribs with the seam extractor if stitched, or separated from the adhesive if stuck.Create a pattern based on a panel of the plot. Place tissue paper on a panel. Use a pencil to rub the paper over the left / right rib and up / down creating a touch of the panel shape of grey lamp shades.

Place the pattern on the table. Use a ruler to measure ¼ inch longer and wider than the rubbing lines. This is the seam allowance to rotate under the edges of the fabric to sew raw. Cut out the pattern.Pin the pattern to the fabric. Count the number of shadow panels. Cut a piece of cloth for each panel of the curtain.Place a cloth panel with the right side of the fabric towards “the bulb”. Bottom of the fabric will not be visible. Fold the top edge of the fabric panel below ¼ inch. Use pins to attach the folded edge to the top edge of the frame through the fabric in the frame for grey lamp shades.

Pull the bottom edge of the stretched fabric panel to the bottom of the frame. Fold the ¼ inch low edge. Use pins to attach to the bottom of the frame.Fold the left and right edge of the panel fabric in accordance with ¼ inch. Pin the edges of the rib left and right.Thread a needle with thread of the same color of the coating. Craft style magazine suggests using a whipstitch or invisible stitch. A covered stitch can also be used. Start at the top of the left rib: sew through the top of the panel, along the right rib, through the bottom of the frame, and along the left rib. Turn the frame to the right. Place another fabric panel over the frame panel adjacent to the previously attached fabric panel. Fold the top edge under ¼ inch. Sew it to the frame of grey lamp shades.

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