Easy Sewing Pattern: Hanging Lamp and Curtains
If you can sew a hem, you can make these simple projects. They are a great way to coordinate a room, and you can use different fabrics for each season, changing the look of the room completely.
Hanging lamp frame, approx. 12-18" in diameter
Swag lamp kit (socket, chain, cord)
1 1/2 yards cotton fabric
Cut selvedges off fabric. Fold down long edges 3" and press. Sew along the raw edge of the fabric (approx. 2 1/2" away from the new folded edge) so that you create a pocket for the elastic to go into. Repeat this along the other long edge. Fold fabric right sides together, and stitch short ends together, leaving the ends open for elastic. Tie elastic around the crochet hook and thread it through the tubes on the long ends. Untie from crochet hook when you have the ends free of the fabric. Turn right sides out and put around wire lamp form. Pull elastic tight around top of lamp form and tie a square knot. Pull elastic under bottom of lamp form until the desired shape and tie a square knot. Assemble lamp socket and attach bulb.
If desired, you can make a sleeve for the cord as well.
Curtain rod and assembly
A piece of fabric the width of your window plus 1/4 yard, and at least five inches more than the height of your window
Cut off selvedges from fabric. For split curtains, fold fabric in half lengthwise and cut on the fold. Hem all edges 1/4". Fold down 3" on top of curtain and press. Sew hemmed edge on top so that there is a tube to put the rod through. Fit rod through.
Repeat for the second half of the fabric.