1° Step. Material :
Japanese 100% cotton fabric and two Löbbo IKEA Europe lampshades.
2° Step. Tools :
First of all I need a soft pencil to design the template on the fabric rear side and the scissors to it cut out. The vinyl glue (or special fabric-glue) and a flat brush to spread an adequate glue measure on to paste the fabric to polystyrene panel; some pegs or clips to hold and press it down while it dries.
3° Step. Fabric & Template :
I wash and iron my fabric perfectly. It is important to draw the template to cut the fabric in the right measures. In this case, I use the polystyrene panel of the Löbbo lampshade like a template.
I lay it on the wrong side of my fabric and trace all cutting lines with a soft pencil. With a ruler I extend each line out 2-3 cm. and trace a further edge in all directions the lines were heading. Finally, I cut the fabric carefully out with scissors or a rotary cutter. The new cover is now ready to be glued to the shade.
4° Step : Photo & Tutorial.