Fabric Tailored Lampshade



Under expert guidance from Eloise, you will learn the key techniques in making a tailored lampshade, using a combination of hand and machine sewing. Made using a single layer of fabric, carefully cut to fit the shape of the lampshade each piece is then stitched into place creating a tailored, form-fitting look. Traditionally made using silk, this style of shade can be made using heavier weight fabrics and offer a fantastic opportunity to play with colour and pattern.

This two-day course runs on a consecutive Monday and Tuesday.

Eloise Scotland is fanatical about making hand-stitched lampshades. Although each is hand sewn using traditional techniques, Eloise describes herself as a contemporary lampshade maker.

Self-taught in sewing and a firm believer in the therapeutic benefits of working with your hands, she finds the process of hand stitching a lampshade very satisfying. Originally studying upholstery, lampshades allowed her to indulge in her love of textiles which she is passionate about passing on.

An experienced tutor, Eloise teaches throughout the UK.

Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.

What's included in the price?

Atelier Beside The Sea will provide a lampshade frame for you to work with and plain ivory fabric to line your lampshade. You should bring one metre of your chosen fabric (light to mid-weight cotton, linen or silk), 2m of any trimmings you wish to use, and a basic sewing kit (with scissors, pins, needles, thimble, tailors chalk, tape measure). Eloise will also bring a small quantity of suitable fabric which will be available for purchase. It would also be useful to bring a sketchbook and pencil to make notes and sketch out ideas. Atelier Beside The Sea will provide sewing machines for use by students.

Refreshments will be available during the class. A delicious lunch will be served supplied by one of our neighbouring independent businesses. You will be contacted ahead of the course date with menu options.


Jon Tutton at Atelier Beside the Sea


165 Kings Road Arches
East Sussex

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Intermediate level
  • Seniors
  • Suitable for beginners


2 days (10:00am to 5:00pm)

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