Friday, April 20, 2012

Pretty-ful Lampshade (Free Download from Lark Crafts)

Happy Friday!

Here's another fabulous project, generously shared by our friends at Lark Crafts to celebrate Feather Your Nest. Embellish a lampshade with some pretty hand-stitched appliqué! This Pretty-ful Lampshade pattern comes from the brand new book Stash Happy: Appliqué by Cynthia Shaffer.

Pretty-ful Lampshade (pattern from Stash Happy: Appliqué)

Download the pattern PDF here.

How perfect is this for Feather Your Nest? It's stitched, it upcycles an existing lampshade, and it creates a beautiful addition to your home!

Thank you Lark Crafts for sharing this pattern with us!

In case you missed them, we posted the patterns for the adorable Little Miss Mason Jars pattern from this book 2 weeks ago, as well as the Café Napkins from Sewn By Hand last week.

Feather Your Nest is a month-long series here on Stumbles & Stitches focused on making things for our own homes. Along with featuring patterns, projects and guest posts, we're also having a sew/stitch-along and contest with amazing prizes! Make something for your own nest and get a chance to win. Check out all the details and sign up HERE by April 22. Entries are due April 29.


  1. Hey, Jenny & Angel! I was stunned to see this lamp on your website. I just got the book from the library with this very craft in it. I am VERY interested in trying it out, but I wondered if I should stitch directly through the lampshade to attach the applique or do I try to keep the stitching on the burlap fabric adhered to the lampshade? Can you help? Amy

    1. Hi Amy, my apologies for taking so long to get back to you. I took a look at the pattern in the book, and it looks like after creating individual flowers/shapes that you lightly stuff with polyfill, you do stitch each of those flowers/shapes directly onto the lampshade. I hope that helps!

  2. hi, how do you hide the stitches that would show on the inside.


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