Custom Kitchen Drum Pendants
Create contemporary kitchen island lighting with easy-to-make custom fabric-covered shades on pendant fixture kits.
- shade pendant hardware kit
- medium drum lampshade
- 1/3-yard fabric per shade
- 3 yards trim per shade
- temporary fabric pen
- fabric glue
- tape measure
- yard stick
- painters' tape
Select Pendant Hardware Kit and Drum Lampshade
Secure medium-sized shade to cover with fabric and hang on pendant hardware kit.
Measure Lampshade Circumference
Measure circumference of shade and add 1-1/2 inches to measurement to determine length to cut fabric.
Measure Lampshade Height
Measure height of shade then subtract 1/4-inch from measurement for width to cut fabric.
Mark Fabric Panel Dimensions
Using adjusted shade measurements, trace length across width of fabric with temporary fabric pen.
Cut Bottom Edge
Cut along traced line to create bottom edge of panel.
Mark Height and Cut Fabric Panel
Measure up from bottom and cut edge of panel using adjusted height measurement. Trace a line parallel to the bottom edge along this height. Cut along traced line and cut ends to create fabric panel.
Attach Fabric Panel to Shade
Run a bead of fabric glue along end of panel on wrong side of fabric. Press glued fabric onto shade at seam.
Temporarily Tape Fabric
Secure fabric end to shade with painters' tape to hold in place as glue dries.
Glue Fabric Panel Edges to Lampshade
Brush fabric glue to top and bottom edges of shade, working on both edges in three- to four-inch sections at a time. Wrap fabric panel snugly around shade, pressing sides of fabric onto glue.
Create a Finished Seam
Once fabric is wrapped around shade, fabric should overlap at seam approximately 1-1/2 inches. Apply fabric glue on wrong side of fabric at end. Turn under 1/4-inch and press fabric together.
Attach Seam to Lampshade
Brush glue onto underside of fabric panel end. Press firmly onto shade, creating finished edge at shade seam.
Add Trim to Lampshade Edges
Glue trim to outer edges of shade, starting at shade seam. Brush shade edges with glue, wrapping trim around diameter of shade, working in three- to four-inch sections. Once trim is wrapped around shade, create finished end by turning trim end under 1/4-inch and glue to shade at seam.