I think it was just last year that we promised this tutorial. Oooopsie! We finally pulled it together to bring you this ruffled lamp shade.
Cut fabric about 1" wide. Using your sewing machine, tuck the leading edge under about one inch and sew a straight line down the center.
Jilly used the front of her sewing machine as a guide.
Here's what it looks like when it's all ruffled up. You can do several yards at a time. Cut it about 2.5 times longer then desired finished length.
Starting at the seam on the bottom of the shade, glue the ruffles all around the base and cut it off where the ends meet.
Start the next row on the seam and glue all the way around the shade until the trim meets up again.
Glue layers all the way around until you get to the top of the shade. It's that easy!
Me and Jilly would love to see what you ruffle up. Send pictures of your creations to