How to make -
A Coolie (Cone) Lampshade
In The Kit
  • - Frame rings
  • - Lampshade lining
  • - Frame tape
  • - Packing tool
  • Also Needed
  • - Fabric
  • - Iron
  • - Scissors
  • - Pencil
  • Optional
  • - Trim
  • - Masking tape
  • - Fabric glue
  • - Vanishing marker
  • - Sharp Knife
  • Lampshade Tutorials
    Step 3: Attaching the Rings


    • Apply tape to the outside edges of the rings.
    • On the double ring you ONLY apply tape to the larger of the 2 rings. (the smaller ring will be inside the lampshade and a "spider" bracket or frame holder attaches to it)
    • Roll the tape around the rings.
    • Remove the cover paper from the tapes on the rings.
    • Starting at the end of the fabric panel that doesn't have the red seam tape, stick the first ring onto the PVC edge of the panel (not the fabric).
    • Stick the other ring on the opposite edge.
    • Make sure the lampshade holder ring is inside the lampshade.
    • Roll both rings around the panel keeping the ring inline with the PVC edge.
    • With a cone shaped lampshade the rings are at angle to the liner when rolling on.
    • When you get to the overlap.
    • Remove the cover paper from the seam edge tape.
    • Overlap the panel and press the seam together.
    This video shows
    • Making a drum shaped lampshade plus differences for a cone shaped shade .
    • Applying tape to the rings.
    • Ring placement on the liner (very important).
    • Rolling the rings onto the panel.
    • Joining the seam.