Project Embroidered Crewelwork Lampshade

By Diane Kron

Skill Level: Beginner  

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Brighten up any room with this cheery lampshade. Amazing Design's Classy Floral Crewelwork Collection will add a handmade touch to any store-bought lampshade to give your home the elegant and custom look you've been wanting!


  • 1 Yard solid colored decorator fabric (Yellow)
  • Baby Lock Tear-Away Soft Stabilizer
  • Madeira® Matt embroidery thread
  • Double stitch tape
  • Double stick tape


  • Baby Lock Embroidery machine
  • Pinking Shears
  • Fabric Glue
  • Amazing Designs Classy Floral Crewelwork Collection (ADC198) or similar designs
  • General sewing supplies


  1. Determine the designs to be used on the shade

    1. We used Amazing Designs Classy Floral Crewelwork collection designs CFC112, CFC118, CFC123, CFC129, CFC130, CFC131, CFC132, CFC133, and CFC134.

    2. We used Amazing Designs Classy Floral Crewelwork collection designs CFC112, CFC118, CFC123, CFC129, CFC130, CFC131, CFC132, CFC133, and CFC134.

  2. Download the designs to a USB thumb drive

  3. Set up the machine for embroidery

  4. Using the largest hoop, hoop the yellow fabric and the tear-away stabilizer.

  5. Attach the hoop to the machine

  6. Retrieve the first design from the USB thumb drive and follow the next set of steps:

    1. Set the design. More than one design can be added within the same hoop.

    2. Click on Add and retrieve another design on the workspace.

    3. Move each of the designs toward the upper portion of the hoop with even spacing between the designs. The designs should not touch.

    4. Click on Add and retrieve another design

    5. Move the design

    6. Repeat until you have filled the hoop.

    7. Note: we embroidered 26 designs for this project based on the size of the lampshade.

  7. Embroider the designs using two different shades of yellow. (medium yellow & light yellow)

    1. Note: The centers were embroidered using the medium yellow and the outer edges used the light yellow thread.

  8. Remove the embroidery from the hoop.

  9. Repeat these steps until you have enough embroidered designs.

  10. Gently tear the stabilizer away from the design

  11. Use the pinking shears, cut around each of the designs.

  12. Determine the lay out of the design on the shade

    1. Place a small piece of double stick tape on the back of each of the designs and press in place.

    2. Move them around until you have created the perfect look where all of the designs are placed perfectly

    3. Place the designs around the entire shade.

  13. Once the layout has been determined, take the individual designs off the shade and apply glue to the backside of the embroidered design sections.

    1. Press the glued design back into the same position

    2. Hold to secure the design until it is set

    3. Repeat for the remaining designs until the entire shade has all of the designs glued in place.

    4. Once the designs are glued you are free to use the lamp with its newly decorated shade

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