Sewing Lampshades: How to Create Your Own Tailored and Pleated Designs


Sewing Lampshades: How to Create Your Own Tailored and Pleated Designs


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Learn to sew your own stunning lampshades using this comprehensive step-by-step guide from the founder of the Traditional Upholstery School, Joanna Heptinstall. The book contains 18 fully illustrated step-by-step projects, featuring tailored, pleated, faux-pleated and loose-cover designs. Each technique is covered in detail, from measuring your fabric, choosing a frame shape, calculating your seams, creating a shade, adding trims and choosing a stand. The projects require few specialist tools, can be easily customised to suit your home decor, and cover a range of styles, sizes and fabrics. The book is bursting with inspirational images, along with tips and tricks of the trade that Joanna has acquired over her successful career in upholstery.

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Weight 674 g
Dimensions 216 × 280 mm

Joanna Heptinstall

Author Bio

Joanna Heptinstall has been involved with lampshade making for many years, researching and experimenting with the subject and taking on bespoke commissions for private customers. Joanna runs The Traditional Upholstery Studio in Wiltshire, offering a highly skilled furniture recovering, respringing and repair service. It also offers a specialist bespoke lampshade making and repair service. Joanna offers upholstery classes, which she runs locally as well as at the WI's Craft School at NFWI Denman, the WI's flagship headquarters in Marcham, Oxfordshire. Visit her website



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Paperback / softback

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