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Rick-Rack Lampshade

Project #14284
14284

Dress up your favorite lamp in with lampshade created with a Bigz XL Dresden Plate die. Follow the step-by-step instructions below to make this colorful DIY sewing project.



Fabric Requirements:

YardageFabricCutting Instructions
1/2 yd total Assorted medium orange printsCut (14) Dresden Plate blades
1/2 yd totalAssorted dark orange printsCut (14) Dresden Plate blades
1/4 yd totalAssorted yellow printsCut (6) Dresden Platee blades
3 ydOrange rick-rack
1 ydOrange grosgrain ribbon

Notes:

  • Finished Size: 11" Tall
  • All seam allowances are 1/4" unless noted.

Piecing the Project:

  1. Sew one dark orange Dresden Plate blade to a yellow Dresden Plate blade, then add a medium orange Dresden Plate blade. Press seams open. Continue adding more Dresden Plate blades, alternating the colors using more orange than yellow.
  2. Finish raw edges if desired.

Finishing:

  1. Pin grosgrain ribbon to upper edge of lampshade opening, leaving a 2 1/2" gap for the ribbon to tie. Stitch at lower edge of ribbon. Trim ends of ribbon diagonally.
  2. Pin rick-rack trim to lower edge of lampshade opening, beginning at back side of lampshade (where the ribbon will be tied). Overlap rick-rack, turning under raw edge. Stitch in center of rick-rack to secure.

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