When you have a room filled with details, a plain lamp shade can really get lost. You saw this room picture that was taken before finishing the two footstools and the lamp shade on the far bedside table.
Here’s the lamp with the new fringe I made with My Own Fringe Maker.
Just as I showed you in How to Make Your Own Custom Fringe, I threaded several colors and types of yarns onto my fringe maker. I put it under my presser foot and placed the card ready to guide the yarn threads beneath while sewing.
Sometimes I need three hands to hold things and get a picture at the same time! I really wanted to show you how I guide the presser foot over the threads. I need video!
You can see below that I stitched fairly close to the top bar.
I trimmed the lower yarn threads by running a large pair of scissors along the metal rod.
After releasing the rods, I positioned the lamp over one of the numbered planters I was working on in the studio. It was the perfect platform.
Debi at My Own Fringe Maker shows you to stitch some sort of gimp to the fringe while sewing the fringe. But, I discovered when I made the Santa’s Beard Runners that if you stitch the fringe with no gimp, it expands while still holding the yarns securely. That way, you get more mileage from one strip of fringe.
I attached the fringe with hot glue along the stitch line.
It’s a good idea to trim the fringe to snip any straggly ends.
As a final step, I glued gimp over the stitch line as well as around the top rim of the lamp.
The gimp along the rim gives the lamp balance.
It’s fun to make your own fringe – and easy with My Own Fringemaker. The ability to make fringe in your choice of colors and styles is invaluable.
Thank you, Debi Weinert, for sharing your fringemaker with us!
What’s on your project list this week?