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August 1, 2009

Vintage Crafty Saturdays – Unlined Silk Lampshade

Sewing 1001Hello, everyone!  Welcome to Vintage Crafty Saturdays, where I post a fun vintage pattern, craft or idea from my huge collection that I keep in my studio.  Since I have more ideas and patterns than I could ever use, I thought I would share them with you!

I know, I know. The Ruth Wyeth Spears Sewing book. Again. Sorry to post out of the same book for three Saturdays in a row, but I just love the ideas in this little book. And the illustrations, which are also fantastic. 

Hopefully, Tom and I are on the beach soaking up some sun right now!  In the meantime, here is a really cute idea to make an unlined silk lampshade.  Looks like a lot of pins, but if you have some extra vintage fabric that you are looking to use up, this might just be the idea for you!

*Note to everyone: This just may be me being overly paranoid, but not sure of the fire safety rating on this one.  I am sure it is fine, but if you have any doubts, please do some research before assembling your lampshade to determine whether or not this may be a fire hazard.

Anyway, enough of that. On to the instructions.  Once again, please click the instructions to enlarge them!

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4 Responses to Vintage Crafty Saturdays – Unlined Silk Lampshade

  1. Sara in AZ Reply

    August 1, 2009 at 1:45 pm

    Uh-Oh – flaming lamp shade! 🙁 he he!

    Hope you are having fun,fun,fun in the sun,sun,sun!

  2. Alex Reply

    August 1, 2009 at 9:10 pm

    Ruth, I just sent you some photos. Hope you guys are relaxing and having fun!

  3. Alex Reply

    August 1, 2009 at 9:17 pm

    Oops! I sent them to the other hotmail account. (rkehm) If you don’t get them, let me know.

  4. sablemable Reply

    August 2, 2009 at 12:43 am

    I know you’re having fun, Ruth, but it isn’t the same w/o you here (sob-sob)!

    BTW, have you found any MCM treasures down there, LOL!

    We want to see photos of your glorious tans, you two!

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