Recovering a Lampshade My Jonathan Adler shade cracked a while ago, leaving an unsightly wrinkle in the shade’s fabric. So when Nicole’s Classes Instagram follower @kikatmb asked for a how-to on making a fabric shade, it was the perfect opportunity to fix mine. I used a medium-weight cotton fabric and minimal sewing (with a no-sew option). If you’d like a more extensive sewing lesson, check out my Sewing 101 course. And if you try this how-to, please share photos with @nicolesclasses on Instagram! Materials: • Kraft paper or leftover wrapping paper • Pencil, ruler, scissor • Fabric in yardage needed to cover shade (my 42" dia. barrel shade required 1-1/3" yds.) • Sticky-back Velcro circles (about 3/4" dia.) • Thread, pins • Sewing machine • Iron • Hem tape, optional
Cloud Template I recently made these clouds from foam core and paper for a magazine shoot. Nicole’s sister Nina ended up taking them home for her nursery (she’s due in April) and here is Cole, Nicole’s little guy, testing them out. They make a great addition to a nursery or playroom and they’re easy to make. Here’s how!
Hi everyone, it's Theresa from Sewing 101 here to share another great teacher tip with you! The first project we make in my Sewing 101 class is a pillow cover. Some of you may have already made a pillow, so if you’re looking for an extra challenge, you can try to add a buttonhole to the closure of your cover. Here’s how to get started: nicole's classes buttonholes Because sewing machine models are slightly different, you first want to consult your manual and look for the section on “automatic buttonholes” if your machine allows you to make them. To hand-sew them, check out this tutorial.
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