How to make -
A Drum Lampshade
How to make a Lampshde - Full FREE Tutorial by Sew-Helpful.

Making a Drum Lampshade from a kit

This FREE tutorial shows you in detail on how to make a drum lampshade from a kit, with demonstration videos as well as written instructions.

It includes

  • FREE Full Written Instructions
  • FREE Videos
  • Tools Required
  • Materials Required

The videos demonstrate making a drum shaped lampshade, the basic making method is essentially the same for all lampshade shapes. However there are a few small differences for cone ,oval and square shaped shades. We also have specific tutorials for these lampshade types.

How to make a lampshde

The tutorial takes you through the following steps with detailed instructions and demonstration videos.

How to make a Lampshde - sinlge shade.
How to make a Lampshde - several shades.
How to make a Lampshde - lampshade kit box.


1. Your fabric may fray when you remove the top and bottom edge strips, as the adhesive on these strips pulls the threads out when you peel them away. This fraying may be seen on the fabric inside the shade tucked around the shade ring.

2. Your trimmed side edge that forms the join on the outside of the lampshade may look slightly frayed. We cut a thin flap to fold over and create a very neat edge. (see tutorial)

3. You may not have quite enough fabric to tuck under the ring at the join as this area is slightly thicker. We add a few mm more in this area. (see tutorial)