- floral fabric
- needle, thread and pins
- dressmaker’s scissors
- a pencil (or a seamstress chalk)
First of all, get everything you need, so you have it right away when you need to use it. Not many things will be needed: first of all the floral fabric. Choose the one that suits you best, or maybe recycle leftovers from other projects, or even old floral dresses that you no longer wear.You will then need a pair of scissors (preferably a dressmaker because they will make the cut of the fabric easier and smoother), needle, thread and pins and a pencil.
Once the fabric shape has been cut out, lay it straight down on the lamp frame and fix the edges of the fabric by bending the excess margin inwards, around the iron rods (or wood) of the structure. Try to keep the fabric taut and if you need to create small bends (always from the inside) to be fixed with pins, so that the fabric is stretched in every point and perfectly adherent to the structure. At this point you will have to sew the edges: you can use the same color thread of the fabric, or a contrasting color, or even the transparent nylon thread is not too thick so that the seam is completely invisible. With the needle and thread handmade, the seam, with great patience and removing from time to time all the pins.