Remove all the trim
Make a template for the panels
Wash the fabric for shrinkage and to make sure it doesn't run, colors bleed. Use a color fast fabric.
Iron fabric, cut out the panels.
Tailor panels to fit inside the sections along the very edges.
Straight pin the fabric with the wrong size facing out.
Lightly mark where the metal frame is on both sides to cut the finished panel to fit well.
Select trim color as well as texture that goes well with the fabric pattern
Glue fabric panels to lampshade
Note, the panel on the left isn't the tail of the bird on the right. The panels are arranged that way to appear to be continuous. When using a pattern, make sure you have enough yardage to cut out panels that you can blend well.
The vintage screen print sample fabric is named, "Amazon Life.," Maker Unknown. If you know the maker, then please leave a comment. Thank you
This is my first take apart lampshade make over. The white glue is messy without a damp sponge to wipe off glue, and a very damp wash cloth to wipe my hands. I make mistakes like cutting the panels not wide enough on a particular motif section that I patched, not having a good glue process in place, and cutting the trim pieces too short the first time. Overall, not looking too close, the lampshade looks nice.
I now have my sights on a larger six panel lampshade.